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The Most Common Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

“The most successful entrepreneurs tend to start with a desire to solve an interesting problem – one that’s often driven by personal frustration.” - Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital. The word entrepreneur originates from the French word ‘entreprendre’, which roughly translates into undertaking a task. An entrepreneur is an individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, and is responsible for all the risks and rewards of his or her business venture.

Fintech entrepreneurs contributing to rise in young millionaires, figures show

Data from HM Revenue and Customs, that was provided to financial advice firm Salisbury House Wealth, has shown that the number of millionaires aged under 30 is rising in the UK, with fintech entrepreneurs among those who are contributing to the increase. The figures showed a 33% rise in the number of people under 30 earning an annual income of more than £1m over the past year.

Start Up Loans delivers more than £100m to London businesses

The Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) has lent more than £100m to small businesses in London since its launch in 2012. SULCo’s London Data showed that 14,000 London-based businesses have benefitted from the government-backed scheme, with the average loan amounting to £7,600.

UK leading the way for tech startups, figures show

Figures from card payment solutions firm Paymentsense have shown that the UK is leading the way when it comes to…

London entrepreneurs influenced by Brexit uncertainty, study shows

Research from tech firm Studio Graphene carried out in partnership with marketing and communications agency City Road Communications has shown…

The LatAm Edge Awards 2018 – 14th June 2018

London – 14th June 2018, the LatAm Edge Awards will be taking place during London Tech Week at the Global…

Merger offer raised by CYBG with Virgin Money

CYBG, the owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks, has reportedly given Virgin Money a revised offer of £1.7bn in order…

London named the UK’s most entrepreneurial region

A study from financial comparison website Know Your Money has revealed that London is the UK’s most entrepreneurial region, with…

London named one of the best cities for entrepreneurial millennials

Student accommodation aggregator website Nestpick has named London as one of the best cities for entrepreneurial millennials, with the city…

Typical millennial wants to set up their own business

Research from investment management company Legg Mason has found that nearly half of millennials in the UK want to set…

Fintech firms growing faster than other start-ups, research shows

A study carried out by online investment platform SyndicateRoom with research company Beauhurst has shown fintech companies are growing twice…

London leading the way for entrepreneurial spirit

London is leading the way for entrepreneurial spirit, with the city topping the latest Barclays Entrepreneurs Index. The index, which…

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