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Closing the gap between graduates’ entrepreneurial ambition and action

Closing the gap between graduates’ entrepreneurial ambition and action

Thursday, April 27, 2017

University graduates are behind many of today’s most successful and innovative companies. With the knowledge, skills and contacts they acquire at university, graduates are especially likely to found the innovative, disruptive startups that are integral to economic success in the

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, April 10, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect: Two-thirds of British firms clueless about it

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Cry into your beer over the strange death of country pubs

Cry into your beer over the strange death of country pubs

Sunday, April 9, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 9th April 2017. Sometimes you just have to accept defeat, and move on. So it proved for me recently, in the case of The Red Lion pub. Four years ago, I bought the

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Get involved in the design of an online tool for Mission-Led Business

Get involved in the design of an online tool for Mission-Led Business

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

What is it? UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs and the law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite are designing an online tool that entrepreneurs running limited companies can use to create company articles and governance that reflect their purpose. The aim is

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Any more self-employment tax raids ‘politically catastrophic’ says Matthew Taylor (Telegraph) Start

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Investor activists: the good, the bad and the ugly

Investor activists: the good, the bad and the ugly

Sunday, April 2, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 2nd April 2017. Public companies suffer from a defect usually absent from private, family businesses: the agency problem. This arises because in public companies control rests with the board, while the shareholders provide the

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Silicon Valley is no longer number one for talent (The Next Web

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Praise the Lord and keep the faith in start-ups!

Praise the Lord and keep the faith in start-ups!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 26th March 2017. Is it possible to be a good Christian and a successful entrepreneur? I was inspired to ask this question thanks to an excellent new book entitled A Voice to be

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Tackling myths in entrepreneurship policy: what high growth firms really look like

Tackling myths in entrepreneurship policy: what high growth firms really look like

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

By Dr. Ross Brown and Dr. Suzanne Mawson  Ever since the US economist David Birch provocatively asked “who creates jobs?” in the 1970s, the topic of rapid firm growth has captivated the entrepreneurship and small business communities. Prior to Birch,

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Chancellor u-turns on national insurance hike plans (CityAM) Debbie Wosskow stands down

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