Entrepreneurs

2 Jun 2015 09:30

Scots entrepreneurs set to pocket prize fund of up to £100k

TWENTY-SIX Scottish entrepreneurs will go head to head at the Scottish EDGE Awards on June 12 to battle it out for a share in a £1 million cash prize pot.

14 May 2015 00:01

Business community set to inspire Fife school pupils

BUSINESSES from across Fife and Edinburgh are set to pull together this Friday (May 15) to introduce pupils at Kirkcaldy West Primary School to the world of work and entrepreneurship.

12 Apr 2015 12:30

Small Business Saturday plans revealed

DETAILS of this year’s Small Business Saturday have now been revealed.

1 Apr 2015 09:30

Sustained small business growth is worldwide, survey finds

A worldwide survey of entrepreneurs has revealed universal, sustained small business growth.

26 Mar 2015 09:30

Banking committee lists Fife among top regions for business start-ups

FIFE has been revealed as one of Scotland’s top regions for business start-ups.

26 Feb 2015 00:01

Edinburgh craft beer community hailed as one of UK government’s rising Food Stars

EIGHT Scottish businesses – including one in Edinburgh – have made a list of the UK’s 50 most promising food and drink entrepreneurs.

17 Feb 2015 09:30

Business Gateway Fife 'Just Start It' events hailed a success

NEARLY 100 would-be business owners in Fife turned out to get an inspiring message from local successful business owners this week, thanks to the “Just Start It” events from Business Gateway Fife.

26 Jan 2015 09:30

Free start-up events to inspire budding business owners

"Just Start It!" That's the message from Business Gateway Fife, which is hosting a series of events next month to inspire would-be business owners.

9 Jan 2015 00:05

Business accelerator reports record results for 2014

SCOTTISH business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark says it has smashed its previous records for job creation, investment and turnover during 2014.

8 Jan 2015 09:30

Scotland’s business owners concerned over scrapping of UK tax reliefs

WITH uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the general election in May 2015, Baker Tilly’s Corporate Finance Team in Scotland says it’s starting to see an increase in business owners concerned that some advantageous tax reliefs currently offered to small businesses in the UK could potentially be scrapped under a new government.

6 Jan 2015 09:30

Didde, diddle dumpling...

HAVING swapped interior design in Changchun to run an Edinburgh restaurant, whose dumplings are in hot demand in Spain, businesswoman Jian Wang serves up a fantastic example of how Scottish firms can break into European markets.

19 Dec 2014 09:30

Commercial property sector slammed for not un-tapping the potential

PROPERTY marketing agents have been criticised for ignoring the potential of innovative community-based business opportunities – which could help to boost town centre economies.

10 Dec 2014 09:30

Edinburgh seaweed innovator honoured

EDINBURGH-based MARA Seaweed has landed one of four Interface Excellence Awards.

10 Dec 2014 09:30

Scottish start-ups receive £852k to help grow economy

MORE than £850,000 was paid out to Scottish start-ups last night (Tuesday, December 9) to help boost the country’s economy.

9 Dec 2014 09:30

60 Seconds with... Iain Scott - one of 1001 Enterprising Scots

A history teacher-turned- enterprise guru, Glasgow-born Iain Scott is fresh from the ninth annual Business in Parliament conference, where he continued to champion the rise of the community as a means of boosting Scotland’s economy – a campaign that’s close to his heart.

25 Nov 2014 09:30

Hunt is on for Fife's most entrepreneurial student

FIFE businesses are backing a new initiative to find the Kingdom's most entrepreneurial student.

25 Nov 2014 00:30

Sir Tom Hunter joins Fife businesses to pay homage to Carnegie

SOME of Scotland's key entrepreneurial figures will take centre stage in Dunfermline this morning (Tuesday, November 25) to pay tribute to the town's most famous son, Andrew Carnegie.

11 Nov 2014 09:30

60 Seconds with... Startup Grind's Phin Mpofu

NOT only is Phin Mpofu the founder of a pre-revenue-stage start-up which looks set to revolutionise the property market, but the Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur, together with co-chapter director Lisa Thomson, is responsible for launching the Edinburgh and Glasgow chapters of Startup Grind and bringing the unique networking and community concept to Scotland all the way from Silicon Valley.

29 Oct 2014 09:30

Juggling Swords’ John Durrant named in top Scottish entrepreneurs list

JOHN Durrant, the managing director of content marketing start-up Juggling Swords, has been named in a list of Scotland’s top 20 entrepreneurs under 30.

29 Oct 2014 09:30

Two of Fife’s favourite taverns to be revamped by Scotland’s best pub team

THE team behind Scotland’s best pub has acquired two of Fife’s most popular taverns, which it plans to fully refurbish.

23 Sep 2014 03:11

Fife Living Wage champion in the running for national award

A Kirkcaldy cleaning firm is in the running for a major industry award after becoming one of only six UK service providers to adopt The Living Wage earlier this year.

19 Sep 2014 09:30

“Time for unity now that UK politics has changed forever,” says Sir Tom Hunter

SCOTS entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter has become one of the first to speak out to promote unity following the result of the referendum, which concluded in the early hours of this morning with a ‘No’ majority.

13 Sep 2014 07:30

Enterprise & Manufacturing Challenge targets youngsters in the classroom

A Fife Council initiative designed to encourage enterprise among youngsters is back for the second year running.

12 Sep 2014 09:30

Anstruther's Little Bird lands share of £12k business support

A Fife woman who is setting up a pop-up cafe to support parents with young children has landed a place on a special programme to help her take her business to the next level.

11 Sep 2014 09:30

Free networking and Tall Tales for young professionals

YOUNG professionals in Edinburgh are being invited to test their communication skills next Wednesday (September 17) at an open evening in the city.

5 Sep 2014 09:30

Firstport reveals inaugural cohort for pioneering business programme

THE first successful applicants to LaunchMe, Scotland’s first social enterprise accelerator programme, were unveiled in Edinburgh last night. (Thursday 4 September)

3 Sep 2014 05:30

Funding boost for Edinburgh’s on-screen entrepreneur

AN Edinburgh-based entrepreneur who featured on last year’s BBC2 programme ‘The Entrepreneurs’ has landed a £160k investment from Equity Gap to grow her online booking start-up.

15 Aug 2014 09:30

Access to funding

Andrew Dickson, fund manager of the East of Scotland Investment Fund, has some advice for Fife businesses on how to access funding.

8 Aug 2014 09:30

More than 150 start-up businesses prepare to hatch

MORE than 150 start-up businesses have, this week, moved into three incubator spaces in Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Glasgow.

13 Jul 2014 07:30

Case Study: Entrepreneurial Spark

ENTREPRENEURIAL Spark – otherwise dubbed ‘E-Spark’ – saw half a dozen of its supported businesses and alumni, including one from Edinburgh, win big at a major enterprise awards ceremony last month.