As the number of coworking spaces in the UK continues to grow, what major benefits are tech startups gaining from these environments?
With so many accelerators on the market it can be hard for aspiring entrepreneurs to separate the value adders from the value grabbers.
We rarely hear the words ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘poet’ in one sentence, and any permutation of the two together (think ‘entrepreneurial poet’ or ‘poetic entrepreneur’) feels like an oxymoron.
This piece is inspired by a deeply depressing ‘day in the life of’ article that I read the other day. If you’re going to do well in business, you need to have the inner strength and unwavering vision to see the big picture regardless of how stagnant an individual day feels.
The workplace is a web of agendas and everyone is trying to promote their own. Entrepreneurs need to learn to prioritise their commercial interests.
Although they are all blessed with extraordinary prowess, superheroes possess a power that doesn’t get enough attention. In my view, it is their entrepreneurial spark that elevates them from circus-acts to gifted heroes.
An entrepreneur’s passion and the way that translates into commitment, work ethic, and creativity is what differentiates small businesses from their corporate counterparts. It’s rare to come across people in corporates that exude the same passion as an entrepreneur.
There are hundreds of thousands of talented professionals that have latent entrepreneurial capability whose inner voice is being muted by corporate constraints. As a venture capitalist, I back experienced professionals who often spin out of the corporate world and start-up their own company. I call this group of new businesses ‘Spin out Start-ups’ (SOS).