Mark Wright: From Apprentice to Entrepreneur

June 30, 2015 By admin

So perhaps you’re a backpacker in your mid-20’s, on a soul-searching journey, preparing yourself to launch the business of your dreams. Is your vision so strong and your ambition so fierce that you’re ready for the challenge of finding investment? Do you have what it takes to go up against a...

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Rockstar Mentoring Group Joins Business Funding Show ’16

June 26, 2015 By admin

Looking forward to “Rockstar” advice! We’re excited to announce that Rockstar Mentoring Group, the UK’s number 1 mentoring organization for entrepreneurs looking to grow or raise finance, has joined Business Funding Show ’16 as a sponsoring partner. We recently had an interview ...

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To be successful, surround yourself with success

June 24, 2015 By admin

Exclusive Interview with Jonathan Pfahl, Managing Director at Rockstar This week we had a conversation with Jonathan Pfahl, Managing Director of Rockstar Mentoring Group, the UK’s largest entrepreneur mentoring firm. Following studies in Applied Economics at the University of Sydney, Jonathan joi...

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A Funded MVP Is A Funded Startup

June 23, 2015 By admin

Investors would love to see an MVP first Ask any venture capitalist, angel investor, or loan officer how many times they’ve heard an aspiring entrepreneur walk up and say: “My startup idea is flawlessly planned! All I need is funding!” They’ll tell you that if they’d figured out a way to ...

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Shed Simove: How to be a “remarkable” entrepreneur

June 18, 2015 By admin

Exclusive Interview with Shed Simove, the “Ideas Man” Last week we caught up with an icon we will easily describe as one of the UK’s most original thinkers. If you’re ever in doubt about plunging forward with your startup or venture, the “Ideas Man” has words for you. In an exclusive in...

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9 golden rules on how to pitch to investors

June 17, 2015 By admin

Pitching to investors can sometimes seem like a scary task. There they are, apparently very successful and often quite enigmatic. Not only do you have to show that your idea is worth an investment but you need to prove that you’re ready to handle that challenge. This pressure of having to prove yo...

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The Plumber With The Million Pound Wrench

June 1, 2015 By admin

Exclusive Interview with Charlie Mullins, Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins OBE is the archetypal entrepreneur having started his business from scratch and then building it into a multi-million pound enterprise. From humble beginnings growing up on an estate in South London, Charlie left school with ...

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Is Pollen’s “Velocity Capital” the Future of Mobile App Funding?

May 26, 2015 By admin

A little while after we spoke to Richard Reed last week, we were fortunate to catch up with another insightful entrepreneur whose latest venture might change the scope of mobile app investments. Martin Macmillan is the CEO and founder of Pollen VC, a financial tech platform that gives mobile d...

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Getting rejected by banks and VCs doesn’t mean you’ve got a wrong idea.

May 22, 2015 By admin

Exclusive interview with Richard Reed, Innocent Drinks. This week we spoke to Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks and JamJar Investments. Innocent Drinks is the No.1 smoothie brand in Europe. The business was started from a market stall in 1999 by Richard and two friends and has grown into a...

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How Invoice Financing can work for business

May 19, 2015 By admin

If your startup or SME has a revenue system based on invoicing it can be extremely frustrating. Waiting for your invoices to be paid – especially when customers default – can run down an otherwise viable business. The money you’ve extended as credit to your customers represents funds you can...

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