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Should you help your kids onto the career ladder?

Should you help your kids onto the career ladder?

The new social mobility tsar James Caan has stated that parents should avoid helping their children to get jobs. He believes that too many parents are using their influence to help their sons and daughters get work experience at top companies and this is preventing them from standing on their own two feet, as well…

Entrepreneurship is in fashion

Entrepreneurship is in fashion

It may have all started with Dragon’s Den, but entrepreneurship competitions have never been as popular as they are now. Why do so many large companies and universities now run their own versions of these competitions and why do we love them so much? The answer to the second part of that question probably lies…

Your chance to pitch to a former “Dragon”

Your chance to pitch to a former “Dragon”

If you’ve ever wanted to pitch on Dragon’s Den – but can only spare about six seconds – then you are in luck. Former Dragon Doug Richard will be using Twitter and the video app Vine to accept very quick six second pitches as part of his Launch Me competition. If you haven’t used Vine…

Avoiding Startup Mistakes

Avoiding Startup Mistakes

There is a great blog worth checking out on the Guardian Small Business Network by former Dragon James Caan. Since leaving the Den, Mr Caan now operates a startup loan and mentoring initiative that is sponsored by the UK Government. This is an attempt to make it easier for entrepreneurs to get their venture off…

Sugar – Who needs him?

The man who apparently failed to recognize that we were in a recession, has now decreed that engineers can’t run successful businesses. What gets me, is not “Lord” Sugar, who in my opinion is well past his sell by date (lets face it anyone can make money out of a large real-estate portfolio), no it’s…

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