Julie Meyer is one of the leading champions for entrepreneurship in Europe. With over 20 years investment and advisory experience helping start-up businesses, she is the well known founder and CEO of Ariadne Capital, founder of Entrepreneur Country, Co-Founder of First Tuesday and Dragon on BBC's Online Dragons Den.
Julie has recently released her debut book, Welcome to Entrepreneur Country. To purchase your copy, click here.
Website URL: http://www.entrepreneurcountry.com/blogs/julie-meyer
It is hardly a secret that SMEs hold the key to a sustainable recovery for the UK economy, and indeed across Europe. As a report released last week by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme showed, 1% of UK firms created 23% of all jobs between 2007 and 2010 - that vital 1% being high-growth small businesses.
The phrase “responsible capitalism” is never going to set the world on fire. Movies will not be made about it, and MBA graduates may sneer. And yet, businesses that are built responsibly, particularly small and medium-sized companies, are destined to succeed.
As the US and Europe prepare to begin negotiating what could be the biggest transatlantic trade treaty in generations, now is the right time for Britain to consider its own role in the global marketplace.
When I founded Entrepreneur Country, my mission was to create a platform for business owners to communicate with likeminded individuals across industries and geographical borders. This ecosystem has been built upon the ethos of 'entrepreneurs backing entrepreneurs,' which is what makes Dell a natural ally for us and our community. As a result, I am delighted to announce that Dell will be partnering with Entrepreneur Country to help us champion the efforts of entrepreneurs across the UK.
Great News for the CEOs of large companies! There are entrepreneurs out there working on solving the problems that you face running your FTSE 100 business, or your medium-sized enterprise of 1000 employees, or your multinational. You have scale, distribution, reach, audience, established brand and reputation: you are a highway.
Hewlett Packard’s effective declaration of war on Autonomy, a company it spent over $10bn acquiring last year, is a dramatic, but by no means novel, development in the context of the tech giant’s chequered recent history.
I’m an immigrant. I chose to live in the UK. During both the US presidential seasons and the UK party conferences, I can’t help but think almost constantly about why I choose to live here rather than there.
Throughout history, there have always been entrepreneurs; they've just not always been called that. They are the innovators, and they bring the future faster to the present.
I’m not sure it’s terribly original of The Economist to write that European Entrepreneurs are 'Les Miserables.' It’s like a jilted lover trying to inflict pain. Might be your opinion The Economist, but just because you don’t have the facts, don’t project your views on the world.