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Entrepreneurship

Laurence Cruse: Unconventional Me

Laurence Cruse: Unconventional Me

What happens when on day one of your first job you call bullshit on the industry? For Laurie Cruse you get fired up and try and change it. Read more about his unconventional entrepreneurial career story.

A place to belong

A place to belong

Jocks. Cheerleaders. Geeks. Thespians. Outsiders. Skaters. Hipsters. Emos. Every American high-school TV show and movie highlights the cliques that form in adolescence. The groups that seem to form naturally as we grow and get a sense of our identity and work out who we most […]

Entrepreneurship: Giving your heart to the world

Entrepreneurship: Giving your heart to the world

During Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2011, I teamed up with two other inspiring power-house kiwi women who were both based in London at the time – Kat Smith from Hair Organics Notting Hill (@hairorganics) and Rachel Petero of Genviva (@therealgenviva). We set up a Facebook group […]

3 key steps to becoming an entrepreneur

3 key steps to becoming an entrepreneur

As part of the Fresh Poppies webinars during Global Entrepreneurship Week, I spoke about what, in my opinion, the three key things that will help someone become an entrepreneur are. I thought I would share them with you as well. 1. Know yourself It is important to really […]

Advice from a (very well known and) successful entrepreneur

Advice from a (very well known and) successful entrepreneur

To close Global Entrepreneurship Week I thought it would be fitting to finish with some tips from one of the most famous entrepreneurs. When you ask someone to name an entrepreneur I think at least 90% of the time the name Richard Branson must come […]

Fresh Poppies’ Perspectives

Fresh Poppies’ Perspectives

As I have mentioned previously, I am proud to be involved in the Fresh Poppies initiative that is aiming to share experience and knowledge with young girls and women on all aspects of business, careers and opportunities in a simple and engaging way. Our first […]

Advice from a successful kiwi entrepreneur

Advice from a successful kiwi entrepreneur

To kick of Global Entrepreneurship Week I wanted to share some great advice from a successful New Zealander who has made it over here in London. Adam Wills was one of the founders of Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and I was fortunate enough to hear him […]

Entrepreneurship – a new way of thinking?

Entrepreneurship – a new way of thinking?

In preparation for next week, which is Global Entrepreneurship Week, I have been giving some thought to the word entrepreneur. It’s a word that is used so often these days and I wonder if its definition needs to change. So what is entrepreneurship? Wikipedia says […]