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Student entrepreneurship – why it’s worth it and how to make the most of it

Student entrepreneurship – why it’s worth it and how to make the most of it

In 2015 research found that 24% of students were running a business alongside their studies.

Is Investment Right for Early Stage Businesses? (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Ben Smith)

Is Investment Right for Early Stage Businesses? (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Ben Smith)

The start-up and investment world is changing. The number of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) has dropped, but the amount of venture capital funding has risen dramatically.

Top Tips for Start-up Business Success (Posted by Innovate UK)

Top Tips for Start-up Business Success (Posted by Innovate UK)

If you ever find yourself at a point when you’re thinking about starting a business, there are some points that are important to consider.

Coping with Failure (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Akeem Ojuko)

Coping with Failure (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Akeem Ojuko)

Failure – the word that becomes a bane to many peoples lives – intrinsically to start-up business owners, mainly because of the worry that one day you may feel like a failure or that you will literally be indefinitely told….YOU failed.

Standing Out From the Crowd (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

Standing Out From the Crowd (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

The aim of any business is to sell more than your competitors. But for this to happen, you need to remind your customers why they should buy from you rather than a rival.

Top Tips for Running Your Own Business (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

Top Tips for Running Your Own Business (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

Running your own business can be a million different things: exhilarating, daunting, demanding, liberating, stressful and rewarding.

How to Start Your Own Business (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

How to Start Your Own Business (Posted by Michelle Mone OBE, Founder of Ultimo)

Starting your own business is hard work – seriously hard work – and can quite often feel like you’re on a rollercoaster. But if you believe in what you're doing, it can also be the most rewarding job in the world.

No money, no contacts, no worries! (Posted by Sophie Tregellis)

No money, no contacts, no worries! (Posted by Sophie Tregellis)

Starting Top Collar, a natural pet treats company which manufactures its own classic cuisine for pets was no easy task.

'Don’t make the same mistakes that I did': Employing People for the First Time

'Don’t make the same mistakes that I did': Employing People for the First Time

We asked some of our former Shell LiveWIRE winners what their experience was of hiring and managing people as a young business owner and, now all successful companies, what advice they wished they had received then!

5 steps to a life of self-employment

5 steps to a life of self-employment

Check out these 5 steps from small business expert, Emma Jones, that will set you on your way.