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


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

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How to start a property management business

There’s still money to be made in property. With high house prices meaning that buying a home is out of the reach of many, lettings and property management companies are doing very well indeed.
21 November 2011 | Entrepreneurs

How to start a day-nursery

Starting a day nursery is a popular entrepreneurial choice, especially so amongst parents who spot the potential this business offers after bringing up their own children. Working with children can be one of the most rewarding things in the world, although you will need to be highly dedicated and have lots of patience.
14 November 2011 | Entrepreneurs

How to start a kennels and cattery business

Starting a kennels and cattery business is one of the most difficult and time consuming enterprises to start and run – yet it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding. If you’re a dog or cat lover and have always dreamed of working with animals then running a kennels and cattery could provide you with the perfect business…
12 November 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Eight top tips to help you break into the creative sector

Opportunities in the creative sector are broad but it's a very competitive market. These top tips will help you develop the skills and attitude necessary to break into, and succeed within, the creative sector.
19 October 2011 | Entrepreneurs

10 top tips for the young entrepreneur

There is an increasing number of entrepreneurs in the UK. Research carried out earlier this year revealed that more than half of 14- to 19-year-olds would like to be their own boss. According to a survey by Hiscox Insurance, 25 percent of London undergraduates were either running their own businesses or setting up companies while still at university – in Hull, the proportion was 36 percent, followed by Glasgow (32 percent) and Cardiff (22 percent). Here, we offer 10 top tips for young entrepreneurs who want to either start or develop their own businesses.
18 October 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Paul Blanchard - Right Angles

Paul Blanchard is the founder of Right Angles, an innovative PR consultancy that aims to do things differently. The company boasts an impressive roster, including Compassion in World Farming, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aviva and the ACCA. inspiresme.co.uk caught up with Paul about his company, the public relations industry, and how small companies can make the most of PR and get their name out there as efficiently as possible.
09 October 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Choosing a start-up structure

This article was written by Michael Buckworth, a partner in Buckworth Solicitors. Buckworth Solicitors is a London based law firm specialising in assisting start-ups on a range of matters. The firm works solely on the basis of affordable fixed fees. Michael worked at two of the world’s best law firms for eight years before setting up Buckworth Solicitors at the start of 2011.
30 September 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Danny Jatania - Pockit

Danny Jatania is CEO and Chairman of Pockit, an online savings website which allows its members to participate in exclusive offers and discounts in areas such as insurance and utilities. He is also a Director of Lornamead, a leading, privately-owned family company that markets personal care brands globally. We catch up with Danny to discuss his experiences at both Lornamead and Pockit.
28 September 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Starting up a company when you're under 18

With recent research showing that the average age of entrepreneurs is declining, we take a look at some of the specific issues and challenges faced by entrepreneurs aged under 18 and guide you through some of the main things to be aware of as a minor…
26 September 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Glossary of business terminology

If you’re new to business, you may hear a lot of words and phrases that are unfamiliar to you. Our glossary will explain some of the meanings of the most commonly used business phrases – so talking to your accountant should be a bit easier in the future.
05 September 2011 | Entrepreneurs

10 business myths reconsidered

The business world is full of myths. If you’re thinking of starting your own company, being able to sort fact from fiction will help ensure you know what to expect from day one. Here are 10 of the most common business myths; we explore what parts, if any, are true.
05 July 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Simon Smith - Extrinsica Global

Simon Smith is founder and CEO of Extrinsica Global, a dedicated cloud services provider since 2006. The company offers bespoke cloud services to companies around the globe. Their clients include the Kawasaki World Superbike Race Team and the security team at the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
08 June 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Q&A: Fraser Doherty - SuperJam

Fraser Doherty is the founder of SuperJam, a company that uses traditional recipes to create a range of 100% pure fruit jams, which are sweetened with grape juice and made using superfruits such as blueberries and cranberries. The company has won a number of awards, supplies major UK supermarkets and is now included in a museum exhibit as an example of an ‘Iconic Scottish Food Brand’.
31 May 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Case study: accounting with a twist at Mazuma Money

Mazuma Money is an innovative accounting company that successfully rode the economic downturn and now boasts several offices across the UK, from which the company offers a range of services to clients. inspiresme.co.uk finds out more about what makes Mazuma Money unique from founders Sophie Hughes and Lucy Cohen.
27 April 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Becoming self-employed at 50+

In recent weeks the growth in younger entrepreneurs, particularly amongst those aged 18 to 24, has been making headlines – but entrepreneurship is also an option for older workers, particularly in the current job market
29 March 2011 | Entrepreneurs

Case study: Art You Grew Up With turns passion into a business

For Russell Singler, the Director of Art You Grew Up With, his ‘magical’ career started when he was fourteen years old, when his parents bought him an original production cel of Baloo from Disney’s Jungle Book. ‘I couldn’t believe it,’ he said. ‘It was (and still is) my favourite film, and that kickstarted my collection.’ Skip forward thirty years and Russell is now director of the world’s largest destination for collectors of animation and character based fine art.
25 March 2011 | Entrepreneurs