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Taking your business global: Amber Energy’s Nick Proctor reflects on his recent trade trip to America

In May 2015, Nick Proctor, Founder and Managing Director of Amber Energy, a UK-based energy management company, took a trade trip to the United States as part of Shell LiveWIRE’s international Let’s Go Trade programme to explore a partnership opportunity with an American company.

Spotlight on June’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme winner, Thomas Robinson, Founder of Adaptavate

Tom Robinson won June’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, Adaptavate.

Business Risk: The Ongoing Story (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Ben P F Smith)

There is a common misconception that entrepreneurs are risk takers. The best entrepreneurs are not; they minimise the level of risk which they are about to undertake as much of possible. Of course, there is an inherent uncertainty in starting anything new, but this shouldn’t be an excuse to make decisions blindly.

Thomas Robinson wins June's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award!

Thomas Robinson won June’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business, Adaptavate.

How to Start a Business in Five Steps (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE Winner, Andrew Jervis)

Starting a business actually isn’t that difficult, but there are a few key things you can do to increase the likelihood of your business being a success.

July 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Shortlist Announced!

These five young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme for the month of July!

The Best Bits from London Technology Week, 15-21 June (Posted by Shell LiveWIRE)

London Technology Week celebrated the capital’s thriving technology sector with hundreds of exciting business events in an effort to narrow the gap with the Silicon Valley. Over 40,000 people took part, attending discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with industry influencers like Google, Amazon, Bloomberg and IBM.

July's Featured Business of the Month

Shell LiveWIRE sat down with Kenneth to catch up on how the business has been going since he launched 6 years ago, and to see what’s next for BEEcycle.

The Value of Mentoring (Posted by Dawn Whiteley, Chief Executive at National Enterprise Network)

When people are planning to start or build a business, they are often in need of external support – for someone to guide them on their journey, to give them a few pointers and to reassure them as they take their brave first steps into self-employment.

Win a membership to the exclusive Institute of Directors (IoD) 99 club by filling in our short survey

As we strive to support this thriving community in the best way possible, we would like to hear a bit more about your business and entrepreneurial journey to enable us to focus our support on issues that are most relevant to today’s entrepreneurs.