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.
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.
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.
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.