Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Are you a Young, Unemployed, Passionate Person? Take Control of Your Life.

Meet the New Yuppies. Young, unemployed, passionate people. People who have reached adulthood in very difficult economic times. People who send hundreds of CVs out without getting one interview. People who are expected to work for free in unskilled, dead-end … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs: Stop Firefighting, Start Measuring Your Impact!

It’s what all the successful companies do. We all know we should be doing it, but let’s face it – measuring our impact is tedious, time-consuming and difficult. That’s why we only do it when we really have to: when … Continue reading

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Do You Know a Family Like This? … [a tall tale for 2012]

“So there’s this family next door … nice people, seven kids …” “ Seven kids? That’s quite a lot.” “Yeah, I don’t know whether they planned it that way, it’s not like I ever asked, anyway they seem to have … Continue reading

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Power to the People!

As energy costs rise and the recession bites, more and more families in the UK are falling into ‘fuel poverty’: from a low of 1.2million households in 2004, we’re now up to 5 MILLION UK households in ‘fuel poverty’ – … Continue reading

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5 Key Themes from the Responsible Business Convention

1.  Transparency = trust  [social media leaves businesses with nowhere to hide] 2.  Local.  Local local local local local!  [eg. Mary Portas’ British knicker lace shocker] 3.  “The Innovator’s Dilemma”:  big companies konw they need to innovate, and know they … Continue reading

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PROFIT WITH PURPOSE – THE GLOBAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR UK PLC

Over the next ten years ‘Profit with Purpose’ businesses will dominate the growth market.  In this essay published in the Reform thinktank’s new book ‘The Next Ten Years’, Pascale Scheurer takes a look at the innovators changing the world for … Continue reading

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Lean Startup – an Art or a Science?

Lean Startup Machine founder Eric Ries believes there is a science to starting a business. I’ve been trying out his Lean Startup methodology in action today on the cold streets of Camden town. It’s been a long, tough day. But … Continue reading

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