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The value of failure

Thursday, April 24, 2014

BUSS4 The impact of legislation relating to business, and the government’s Red Tape Challenge

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The story of the Tangle Teezer (and the importance of perseverance).

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Is luck an essential ingredient in entrepreneurship?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Golden Hour on Radio 4 Archive

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fat Profits? The Risks of Investing in a Franchise

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Maker Movements - Garage Manufacturing

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Business Finance - New Sources for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is the Teapigs approach to branding effective (and ethical)?

Monday, January 07, 2013

Revision Presentation - Risks and Rewards to Enterprise

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Where does most of the UK’s tinsel come from?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cross-Curricular Project With Our On-Site Art Gallery

Friday, November 16, 2012

Introducing Zombie Businesses - Trading (Somehow) But Almost Dead

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

There’s More Than One Right Answer: Ownership

Monday, October 01, 2012

What makes a good business idea?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Sources of Finance- so many to choose from!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Be Your Own Boss - Episode 1: Commentary & Observations

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Get on board the startup train

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Dragons get it Wrong

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Reflections on Bankruptcy

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sandwiches market - a slice of the action

Monday, May 14, 2012

Same product - different prices: Greggs sausage roll costs more in Hammersmith than Hull

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Practice your skills as a retailer: entrepreneurs experiment with ‘pop up’ shops

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Lesson video : Franchising for beginners

Sunday, March 04, 2012

MU folding electric plug

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sing Along Revision - The Break Even Song

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Cut price cup cake deal goes wrong…...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Business studies lessons from Britain’s best pub

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Bottom Line on Startups and Mistakes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

EntrepreneursLIVE! 2011 - Speaker Line-Up

Monday, October 17, 2011

Problem for Pupil - PEST Solution

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Applying for a Franchise

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The most popular Business Studies blog entries in September 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Profits dive and put pressure on liquidity - the Distress Monitor

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Insights on invention from Trevor Bayliss

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Revision Presentation - Understanding Customer Needs

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Revision Presentation - Enterprise Skills

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Revision Presentation - What is a Business?

Insights from an Entrepreneur - Lara Morgan (Pacific Direct)

Monday, September 05, 2011

Adding value - turning waste into gold

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tim Harford on why it its good for new businesses to fail

Saturday, July 16, 2011

British manufacturer exploiting a niche

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Chocolate Business Angel’s Views on Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strategy Video - Innovation through technology at Fern Howard

Friday, June 10, 2011

Export or Not?  Cheesemaker in a Pickle

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cash flow and trade credit - putting the squeeze on suppliers

Thursday, February 03, 2011

From crisps to vodka - a profile of a down-to-earth entrepreneur

Friday, January 07, 2011

Small firms are embracing exporting - but still put off by “red tape”

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Can this start-up win with pay-as-you train gym membership?

Celebrating the Everyday Entrepreneurs

Britain’s changing High Street - Poundland, nail bars and empty shops

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Video case study - enterprise at the sharp end

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Effective staff training - a cracking example

Saturday, November 13, 2010

An Awfully Good start up story

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Start-ups - a surge in new businesses post recession

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

tutor2u on Smarta - An Interview with Jim

Monday, October 18, 2010

Start-up businesses all the rage

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to start a toy shop

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Insights from an Entrepreneur - Fraser Doherty (SuperJam)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Visit to Smarta.com

Monday, September 27, 2010

Business structure in the UK - the rise of micro companies

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Insights into the Ice Cream Market

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Can small firms shrug off their recession trauma?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The most successful Dragons’ Den pitch so far?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cash flow continues to trouble small businesses

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

37 Ways for a Business to be More Competitive

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Essential business reading for the summer!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lost in translation - demand from public sector to dry up?

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lessons from the business model of King & Allen

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Entrepreneurs LIVE! 2010 - THE Enterprise Event for Students in 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Business survival strategies for independent bookshops

Monday, June 14, 2010

BUSS4 - Recession Strategy Lessons from Four Female Entrepreneurs

Sunday, June 06, 2010

British vodka beats the world!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Niche marketing?  Its Pants

Saturday, May 15, 2010

25 Ways to Get The Startup Right

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cash flow problems persist after the recession

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Recession Survival Strategies Cost UK SMEs £16bn

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The 40 Schoolboy Errors Made by Startups

Saturday, February 06, 2010

9 business survival tips for getting through the recession

Monday, February 01, 2010

Strategy in a recession - Fusion Systems

Source of finance - SMEs turn to the private alternatives to banks

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Product, pricing and profitability in a changing market

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Primary v Secondary Market Research for a Startup

Friday, December 04, 2009

Offshoring and Small Businesses

Thursday, December 03, 2009

How small businesses can compete - attack is the best form of defence

Monday, November 23, 2009

Beating the import threat - luxury furniture

Monday, November 16, 2009

Coffee – and sausage rolls – still a huge hit on the High Street

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brompton Bicycles - Guardian Profile

Monday, November 09, 2009

School for Santas

Saturday, November 07, 2009

The Decline of the Pub

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Entrepreneur takes advantage of the postal strike

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Startups and Small Businesses in Numbers

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Teaching Activity on Startups - Mini Briefs

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

V-Water - from start up to exit

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ever tried milking a camel?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Great TV for Business Studies Alert - Hotel Rescue

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Are you one of the growing number of “5-9ers”?

Born in the Storm - 4 Start-ups One Year On

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Icing on the cake for entrepreneurs

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Patent Theft threatens enterprising inventors

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Third Age Entrepreneurs drive start-up successes

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Video case study: battling for survival in the restaurant trade

Monday, August 31, 2009

AQA AS - Unit 1 - Starting a business - The BMX Box

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Small Business - three new radio programmes from BBC Radio 4

Picking from a growing pool of job hunters

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Business angels take flight - just when small businesses need them

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Small businesses waiting for the upturn

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Recession Bites - new food shopping habits

Introducing Teen-Trepreneur

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tracking the progress of three new start-ups

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Children’s parties defy the downturn

Monday, June 15, 2009

Apprentice Stars Lack Entrepreneurial Spirit

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Sources of finance - the bank overdraft rip-off

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why businesses fail - an interview with Pepita Diamand

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A booming rental market – for car parking spaces

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Green shoots or un-SPICED business?

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Video case study - Business Angels

Friday, May 01, 2009

Video Case Study - Just Jenny’s Ice Cream Start-up

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cash flow management - chasing the late payers

Small businesses in the middle of the crunch - insights for students

Video case study - biofuel farmers feel the pressure

Saturday, April 04, 2009

eBay Millionaire

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dangers of Facebook

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sauces of Finance - Masterchef finds it tough

Friday, February 27, 2009

Update on how 10 small businesses are weathering recession

Friday, February 20, 2009

Video case study - three startups born in the storm

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More flak for the banks from business customers - what have they done with bail-out cash?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cost-cutting made simple for small businesses

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Venture capitalists leave Grasshopper Porridge hopping mad

Sunday, February 15, 2009

More green shoots?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Video case study - flexible storage is a boom business

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Entrepreneur case study - Clippykit

Video case study - Jivana Style finds niche in the greetings card market

Friday, February 06, 2009

Businesses counting the cost of the snow

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Credit crunch lunch

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tiffinbites rescued from administration

Friday, January 23, 2009

Small firms fighting the economy blues

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Making a mint from “out-of-time”

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sources of finance for SMEs - Banks Squeezing the Life out of Businesses

Sunday, January 04, 2009

In a recession - cash is King!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Small businesses call for cap on credit card costs to ease finance squeeze

Fraser’s Jam unlikely to get stuck in 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008

An entrepreneurial success story involving…indoor skydiving!

Monday, December 22, 2008

How Small Businesses are Handling the Downturn - An Update

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Video case study - demand for real ale bucks the trend

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A new source of finance for technology start-ups

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Video Case Study - Market Traders face an increase in Fixed Costs

Friday, December 05, 2008

Video Case Study - Product Innovation

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I’m a Small Business - Get Me Out of Here!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Video case study - Yorkshire firms battle over trademark

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Video case study - Never too late to start a business

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Video case study - three small businesses born in the storm

Video case study - Tiffinbites and the curry franchise

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Video case study - Diversify or Bust

50,000 fewer start-ups in the UK during 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Small businesses and supermarket distribution

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Moonpig signs seals and delivers

Friday, September 26, 2008

Here’s a useful short video about a start-up business

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Start-up case Study: Firefly Tonics

Friday, September 19, 2008

Green shoots of growth for a gardening start-up

Rapstrap becomes Dragons Den’s Biggest Success to-date

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sources of business ideas - the cyclepod

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Insights into a good business idea from the thoughtful Dragon

Monday, September 01, 2008

Start-up case study - Tiffinbites

Working with suppliers - Matalan applies the squeeze

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dragons Den - The Deal that Floated Away from the Dragons

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Government support for small business - cutting red tape

Monday, August 25, 2008

Start-up case study - Petmeds

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Start-ups and small businesses abandon their traditional offices

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How much would you pay for a fish & chip shop?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Start-ups & the importance of business planning

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Starting a business - have your cake and eat it

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Business Planning - teaching resources

Marketing mix - the online retailers have never had it so good

Monday, August 04, 2008

Cash is king for small businesses in the downturn

Friday, August 01, 2008

First mover advantage could prove fruitful

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SMEs should stand up to the large business bullies

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dragons Den Returns for Series 6

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ideas for a business start-up: Guy Collection

Meet the agony aunt service for small businesses that is ideal for AS business students

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Forget consultants - small businesses should focus on DIY strategy

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A good example of a small business that just couldn’t break-even

Monday, July 14, 2008

Conference Report - Superjam (2) - the Video

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Conference Report - Superjam (1)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Working from home - the cost effective location for a start-up

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Who should a start-up employ? Simple - the kids

Starting Your own Business - David Lester

Friday, May 30, 2008

Startups - finding a winning idea

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Start-ups and the confidence factor

Add flexible space to flexible working as a success factor for a start-up

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Should start-up’s be put off by an economic downturn?

Monday, May 19, 2008

The business of farm-produced ice cream

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Farm diversification is still small business

Friday, March 28, 2008

Startups find success with a green ethic

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fudges finds its niche

Friday, March 14, 2008

Late payment is strangling the cash flow of small businesses

Monday, March 03, 2008

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