Sustainability starts small

Sustainability starts small: Startups are critical in shaping our sustainable future

Richard Bearman
May 13 '24
Small businesses may not always generate the headlines that their larger counterparts do, but their impact is no less profound on the UK economy, particularly when it comes to shaping its sustainability credentials
Encouraging Over-50s back into the workforce

Encouraging Over-50s back into the workforce through entrepreneurship

Richard Bearman
Apr 2 '24
People aged 50 and older are an important segment of the UK’s workforce
How Start Up Loans supports female-owned businesses

How Start Up Loans supports female-owned businesses

Louise McCoy
Mar 8 '24
Start Up Loans has always been proud to support female entrepreneurs on their journey to business ownership. Since the programme’s inception in 2012, it has supported over 44,000 female-run businesses, providing almost £400m in loans
Rise in alternative career paths

Rise in alternative career paths sees surge in young entrepreneurs

Richard Bearman
Feb 5 '24
Gen Z is set to become the most qualified generation with 80% on course to complete higher education
New Year’s business resolutions

New Year’s business resolutions

Richard Bearman
Jan 10 '24
The new year provides a natural point of reflection for everyone
Who are your brand ambassadors

Who are your brand ambassadors?

Steffen Beumer
Dec 21 '23
Founders, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs, will all, at one time or another, ask what it is that makes a business successful
Supporting small business this Christmas

Supporting small business this Christmas

Richard Bearman
Dec 6 '23
Despite inflationary pressures impacting consumer spending, Christmas is still seen as a time of giving, and some shoppers turn to small businesses in a bid to support locally-owned companies rather than larger, well established High Street brands
The importance of role models in business

The importance of role models in business

Richard Bearman
Nov 3 '23
As well as offering finance, the programme aims to motivate and inspire budding entrepreneurs who are thinking about pursuing an idea of their own
Can a business be both international and hyperlocal

Can a business be both international and hyperlocal?

Steffen Beumer
Oct 16 '23
Many founders and leaders will aspire to taking their business to foreign shores, and expanding on an international level as part of their scaling up process
Ethnic representation in UK business leadership

Inspirational founders remain the key to boosting ethnic representation in UK business leadership

Richard Bearman
Oct 5 '23
Richard Bearman is the Managing Director of Start Up Loans, a government-backed programme, that launched in 2012 to provide loans to new and early-stage businesses throughout the UK that may have struggled to access finance (up to £25k) elsewhere
From startup to scaleup

From startup to scaleup: Three things for UK smaller businesses to consider

Louise McCoy
Sep 14 '23
Louise McCoy is Commercial Managing Director of Small Business Lending at Start Up Loans.
Supporting the UK’s growing talent base of young entrepreneurs

Supporting the UK’s growing talent base of young entrepreneurs 

Louise McCoy
Aug 9 '23
Louise McCoy is the Commercial Managing Director of Start Up Loans, a government-backed programme that launched in 2012 to provide loans to new and early-stage businesses throughout the UK that may have struggled to access finance (up to £25k) elsewhere