Entrepreneurs

Learn from those who've been there before with founder stories and case studies from those based at Workspace and beyond

Entrepreneurs

Learn from those who've been there before with founder stories and case studies from those based at Workspace and beyond

The art of collaboration: land your dream client with Workspace

Designer Solomia Zoumaras signed a creative collaboration with her dream client. Find out how a coaching workshop sparked her success.
15 December 2020 | Back to Business

Find your perfect Workspace

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PillBox launches with a bang

PillBox opened with bang last night as the great and the good gathered to scoff sausage rolls, tour the building and strut their stuff to the DJ set. There were a bevy of young entrepreneurs who'd just set up in PillBox including the smooth talkers from Riot Communications, the young guns from Studio 32 and The Right Side and the digital divas at BuddyBounce. It may have once been an Allen &Hanbury factory producing pills and surgical equipment but now PillBox seems to be a factory for bright ideas, talent, ambition and growing businesses.
22 May 2014 | Entrepreneurs

FareShare: Waste not, want not

Last year, Workspace employees decided to support the UK charity FareShare which works to tackle food waste and food poverty at the same time. We take a look at the amazing work FareShare is doing and how Workspace employees have supported this great charity.
16 April 2014 | Entrepreneurs

Elevate London are ready to lift off

Specialising in modern. stylish streetwear, Elevate London is a brand on the up. Parisians Marcel and Grace, its founder and creative director, explain why E2 is the perfect fit.
05 December 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Case study: telecoms company increases revenue through customer analysis

Hilary Briggs, profitable growth expert and Managing Director of R2PLtd helped Pinnacle Communications Ltd to increase their monthly recurring revenue by over 100% over 12 months by using customer analysis and profiling.
25 July 2012 | Entrepreneurs

10 pieces of financial advice for freelancers to be aware of

When you’re in business, it’s vital to stay on top of your finances and keep your books in order, but this can often be very confusing and stressful especially when you only have yourself to rely on. Emily Coltman ACA, Chief Accountant to award-winning online accounting system provider FreeAgent and author of Finance for Small Business and Micro Multinationals, gives her 10 top financial issues that freelancers and contractors should be aware of.
11 June 2012 | Entrepreneurs

One minute interview: Scott Allison - Teamly

Scott Allison is the founder and CEO of Teamly, as well as the former co-founder and CEO of award-winning B2B telecoms virtual network operator, abica. It was during his time at the head of this company, Allison began experimenting with different ways of managing people which later inspired him to create Teamly. He is also a founding member of TechHub in London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a contributor at Forbes.com. Until recently, he was also a board director of The Entrepreneurial Exchange and curator of the London Startup Digest.
21 May 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Helen Jacobi - The Inspired PA Limited

Helen Jacobi is Director of The Inspired PA and winner of National Outstanding VA of 2012 in the over two and a half years in business category. She was an Executive Assistant for 20 years working alongside boards of directors in large corporations and with successful entrepreneurs. Being passionate about enabling businesses to succeed, in 2009 she took the plunge and started The Inspired PA, a virtual PA and business management enterprise which supports business owners and entrepreneurs globally.
04 May 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Time management: Five tips to help meet deadlines and goals

All of us struggle to meet deadlines and goals at some point, and will inevitably fall back to short-term copying strategies – such as all-nighters – to get the job done. But these coping strategies often come at a price; lots of stress with a side order of exhaustion. In the long-term, planning and understanding are the keys to regularly meeting deadlines and goals without the nasty side-effects. Read on to find out more.
30 April 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship: Born or bred?

It’s a polarised argument. Can you actually train someone to be an entrepreneur? Those who endorse mentoring initiatives resoundly say ‘yes’, while there are others who believe that entrepreneurial spirit is something you’re born with; that you will instinctively overcome any odds to make your business succeed.
27 March 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Young guns: 10 of the top young entrepreneurs in the UK today

Getting a business off the ground in times of economic stability is a challenging enough task; however, success stories of young entrepreneurs starting-up and running their own businesses despite the economic downturn are still hitting the headlines.10 of the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs talk to inspiresme, offering their advice to other budding entrepreneurs and discussing their plans for the future.
20 March 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Starting a light engineering company

Light engineering is an important industrial sub-industry and provides services to a huge range of sectors including power, consumer goods and manufacturing. Demand is therefore consistent and strong, but light engineering is very competitive, particularly for British companies competing with counterparts throughout Europe and the Far East. Start-up costs can also be high. However, finding a niche can help new companies establish themselves.
08 March 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Vashi Nanwani Dominguez - Diamond Manufacturers Ltd

Vashi started his first company aged just 20 in his home country of Tenerife, Spain. His love for his English childhood sweetheart led him to England, and his love of diamonds led him to set up Diamond Manufacturers Ltd in 2007. With no extensive former experience in the industry, Vashi had to teach himself, and to begin with was greeted with derision by the industry.
13 February 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Angela Kennedy - Baby Sensory

Returning to work after a career break can be a difficult time for anyone. In this interview we talk to Angela Kennedy who took a nine year career-break to start a family and who decided to run her own business on her return to work. Angela acquired a Baby Sensory franchise in 2009 and she now manages a team working in three separate territories.
06 February 2012 | Entrepreneurs

20 top UK based business blogs

As the visibility of business blogs online continues to expand further and further; identifying those that offer the expert points of view most relevant to your business and industry has become an increasingly time-consuming task. We’ve hand-picked 20 of UK’s best blogs to help you uncover the information and advice that is of most value to your business.
01 February 2012 | Entrepreneurs

20 inspirational quotes from the world’s top entrepreneurs

Making the decision to become an entrepreneur and start your own business can be a little daunting, but you'll never know what you are capable of unless try. Here are twenty quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in history, to give you that inspiration you may need in order to take the first step.
18 January 2012 | Entrepreneurs

Six reasons why new businesses fail

There’s an old saying in business: “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This may sound trite but it’s a good mantra to introduce into any entrepreneurial endeavour. Plan and plan again before execution and you won’t go too far wrong.
15 December 2011 | Entrepreneurs

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