Archive for the ‘entrepreneur’ Category

Entrepreneurs talk about how to build businesses

August 31, 2010

BBC News business website has some excellent presentations by entrepreneurs:-

Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy plc

Dom Sagolla, DollarApp – and one of the creators of Twitter

Kevin Surace, Serious Materials – “clean tech”

Jasmine Montgomery, Seven Brands

Emma Bridgewater, Emma Bridgewater pottery


The dark side of entrepreneurship

May 26, 2010

BBC business editor Robert Peston talks to some of Britain’s most successful business people about the effect that their traumatic childhood had on them in his radio documentary “The Entrepreneur’s Wound“. Features interviews with Sir Stuart Rose of Marks and Spencer, Damon Buffini of Permira, Sir Gulam Noon, Vincent Tchenguiz and Professor Manfred Kets de Vries of INSEAD.

The Entrepreneurship Myth

January 26, 2008

Author of the “The Illusions of Entrepreneurship” Scott Shane seeks to dispel popular illusions about startups—starting with the myth that founders earn more than they would as employees.

Business Week     January 23, 2008, 10:48AM EST

Social and Environmental Responsibility and the Small Business Owner

January 23, 2008

This report, published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in January 2008, provides an important snapshot of the views of small businesses on social and environmental responsibility today. It shows that most small businesses are intrinsically responsible business owners.To quote one small business owner on corporate social responsibility (CSR) ‘it is simply a part of doing business in a successful and profitable manner in the 21st century and not some stand – alone concept that is bolted on later.’

Art of the Start

January 23, 2008

Guy Kawasaki, formerly evangelist for Apple, is Managing Director and Chairman of early-stage venture capital firm Garage Technology Ventures. Guy has some very interesting and entertaining things to say about entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.It’s well worth spending 40 minutes watching his The Art of the Start

January 23, 2008

Take a look at

Some interesting things going on here, a collaboration of MBA research students and Cambridge business people.

No-Nonsense Guide

January 23, 2008

No-Nonsense Guide to Finance for High Growth Companies

See Business Link’s guide for:-

• Finding the right adviser• Business planning • Venture capital • Angel finance • AIM and OFEX • Bank debt • Invoice and asset-based finance • Sale and leaseback • •Managing investor relations

Business Link’s guide presents a clear and simple overview with useful links.

How firms can best cope with regulation

January 21, 2008

BBC Saturday, 19 January 2008

How firms can best cope with regulation

Starting a new small business is an exciting time, but it also brings with it a lot of paperwork.

Some very useful links in this article