Despite financial insecurity brought about by the current political climate, the UK’s love of start-ups is showing no signs of slowing down. For the last half of 2016, more than 600 start-ups launched every day in London alone. Experts predict that 2017 will carry on the trend, with hundreds of thousands of new UK-based companies starting out.
So, the first couple of months of the year have whizzed by, and you’ve had that great idea on the back burner for a while now. You’ve researched your target market, fine-tuned your product and got a great team behind you. But that big question remains – when is the best time to launch your start-up? Although the new year is now in full swing, it’s still not to late to take advantage of the New Year positivity and get things going – here are our top reasons why.
After many years of being lied to and misled, the latest research has finally told us the truth about multitasking. It finally proves that multitasking is really ineffective.
Nevertheless, people continue to attempt to multitask because they think it’s going to help improve their productivity.
Unfortunately for these sad, misguided souls, they are wrong about this unhelpful behaviour.
Is your established venture or company stuck in a rut? Or perhaps you’re a new start-up hoping that 2017 is the year you’ll really get to shine? There are plenty of reasons you could be hoping for a business boost, but experts agree – there’s no better time to kick things up a notch than the new year. Here are some tips for helping your business to grow in 2017.
We’re always making New Year’s resolutions for ourselves, whether it’s to get in shape or to kick an unhealthy habit. But if you care about yourself enough to want to turn over a new leaf, surely you feel the same way about your business too? Whether you’ve just launched your start-up or you’re still in the planning stages, here are some goals to get you inspired in 2017.
Taking your startup to the next level can be a daunting experience. You’ve got this far – how do you grow beyond your existing size without risking everything you’ve built so far? A business is only as great as the sum of its parts – our team take a look at how you can bring the right people on-board without over stretching yourself, and how you can grow your team successfully on a startup budget.
Once again this December, excited shoppers look set to flock to London from far and wide in the run up to Christmas. Whilst many prefer to tread the well-known paths of Oxford Street and Regent Street, with their big-name brands and predictability to match, more and more city-goers are falling for the unique charm of Soho. Though bordered by these two festive big-hitters, Soho represents a break with the conventional – we take a look at the best of what London’s most vibrant area has to offer this December.
In a world of increasing interconnection between businesses and customers, and just about everything else in between, there is plenty to be missed out in if you fail to make the most of the opportunities presented to your business by social media. Our team take a look at just how you can capitalise upon social media’s boundless opportunities to market your product to potential customers the world over.In a world of increasing interconnection between businesses and customers, and just about everything else in between, there is plenty to be missed out in if you fail to make the most of the opportunities presented to your business by social media. Our team take a look at just how you can capitalise upon social media’s boundless opportunities to market your product to potential customers the world over.
Starting a new business in London can be daunting. However, there is no need to operate alone. Plenty of startups are popping up across the city, along with all kinds of events intended to advise and empower you. At these events you will be provided with an opportunity to meet other businesspeople in a relaxed environment, so you can build relationships of mutual benefit. Most also have talks and workshops run by established people who were once startup founders like yourselves. We curated a list of five promising events occurring in the next couple of months to help you get started.
Running a business from your home? You’re not alone. As more and more people delve into the exciting world of start-ups, it’s not uncommon to find new companies working out of spare bedrooms and from living room coffee tables as they find their feet in the business world. And when you're working from home, what is the best way to present your professional business? Is a PO Box or a virtual office or mailbox in London what you need?
So you have your virtual office in London, but you’re finding working from home can be difficult, mainly because home is the place you go to relax and get away from work. However, if you’re in the process of starting your own business, you may find that you don’t have the funds to travel into town every day and buy coffees in Pret or work in a coworking space. But don’t sweat the small stuff; it’s important to stay motivated and driven so that you don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. You won’t be working from home forever so put in the work now and reap the rewards later! Here are our 5 proven hacks to boost your motivation.
So, you’ve got that magic idea for a business. You’ve run through what you’re going to do, what you’re going to need and how you’re going to do it, and you’ve opted to drop your startup in London. London is a vibrant city with a strong startup presence, so you’ll be in good company, and the culture of learning and exploration fostered by this culture is out in force. There are many resources available to startups there, including funding, consultation and workshops, and often the most important tools are those that can offer you valuable information without costing a penny. Luckily, the capital has plenty of these around, which make it an exceptional place to build the skills needed to start a small business. Here are five of the best:
Soho was one of London’s first business areas, originally housing tradesmen, doctors and solicitors, and it’s home to the world famous Liberty department store, which is known for its importance in the development of the Art and Crafts movement. When we look at Soho today, it is truly special because it has managed to retain this bohemian, artistic vibe it became known for historically, whilst growing into an important business destination for many including the creative, arts, media and TV & Film industries.
Who doesn’t long for a life on the road? Imagine if you could work from anywhere – your favourite ski resort in the winter, for example, or a hammock swinging between palm trees on a tropical beach. Sounds too good to be true? Digital nomads are making their dreams into reality at these amazing locations around the world.