Kelly Dolan joined Entrepreneur Country in January 2012 as Head of Content. Her current responsibilities include managing Entrepreneur Country’s host of media platforms, including creating a weekly newsletter for investors and entrepreneurs, designing and editing a monthly digital magazine as well as managing an inventory of 200 leading entrepreneurial contributors, who share their business insights with Entrepreneur Country readers through it’s various communication channels. Kelly has also worked on account management, business development and sales, as well as strengthened engagement and increased the population of the Entrepreneur Country community.
Prior to joining Entrepreneur Country Kelly worked as a freelance journalist for Bauer Media on a range of men’s and women’s titles during crucial periods of digital transformation. Kelly also speaks at young entrepreneurial programmes, workshops and business schools, as well as sits on panels for industry events.
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Those of you who remember the proliferation of the internet may recall early, inefficient search engines that provided pages of information unrelated to your query. With today’s reliance on Google, it is hard to imagine that we ever lived in a world where search tools didn’t make sense or provide the one starting point to find all of your web content.
Dear Entrepreneur Country readers,
Welcome to our first tablet and smart-phone enabled digital magazine! With each issue largely covering how entrepreneurs are succeeding in the digital age it seemed only right that we started leading by example. Over the next coming months we will be showcasing a host of updates to our community platforms for our ever-changing, digitally enabled readers – also, all feedback is welcomed on how we continue to enhance your experience of being a member of Entrepreneur Country. Our only hope is that we provide a unique forum for entrepreneurs of all calibres where you can be part of a community, exchange advice, enrich your knowledge and strengthen your businesses.
This month we look at entrepreneurs who are resourceful, conquering emerging industries and seek to challenge the status quo and innovate despite the odds. Leading this thematic is David Richards, founder of WANdisco, one of the UK’s most successful technology companies. David’s story of his humble beginnings in Sheffield to monumental success in the software industry is fascinating, and you can read his full interview on page 8. Also, David will be speaking at the Follow the Entrepreneur Summit on 24th May, which Entrepreneur Country will be covering across our media platforms as well as on www.follow-the-entrepreneur.com
I feel incredibly privileged that I am able to create a monthly magazine that showcases so many exciting business owners and with every article I read and the people I meet at our events I feel I get closer to understanding the entrepreneurial plight. I am not only humbled at every story of struggle that concluded in business success through sheer insane drive, I am inspired by every one of your unique experiences of going it alone.
When you hear the word ‘drone,’ you can be forgiven for believing it to be a dirty, military term. However, one entrepreneur is rewriting the rules and changing the word's meaning to define a force for good.
Last week, the Evening Standard profiled head of Santander, Ana Botin, gathering her views on why the bank have vowed to support small to medium sized businesses across the UK.
Welcome to the latest edition of Entrepreneur Country and I hope you all had a restful Easter Weekend, helping you to refuel and adopt a new, energised approach to your business. This month, I’m happy to bring you a magazine themed around this very mindset, with each feature helping you to look at new ways to reinvigorate your business.
Leading interior design Nivin El-Gamal is the founder of Galaxy Stars, a bespoke interior design firm that works with individuals such as foreign dignitaries, pop stars and VIPs as well as with organisations working across a number of high-end London projects.
He’s been at the centre of a scandal that shook up the UK tech scene, was accused of fraud, took on a corporate giant and saw the company he founded, Autonomy, one of Britain’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories, splattered across the tabloids in an ambush of mistruths. Yet, like every great entrepreneur, Mike doesn’t take anything lying down. Here, he tells Entrepreneur Country his story.
Dear Entrepreneur Country Citizens,
We recently held our 10th bi-annual Entrepreneur Country Forum at the Royal Institution of Great Britain and year-on-year it never disappoints. In fact, I think the overriding opinion after speaking to delegates on the day is that this was our best Forum yet!
Welcome to the February issue and I hope business is booming as we all welcome the year ahead of us. Here at Entrepreneur Country, we are more excited than ever for what 2013 has in store for our community. Here are just a few things that we hope you'll look forward to;
Serial entrepreneur, business mentor, public speaker and the creator of 3 billion pound iconic brands (First Direct, Egg Banking Plc and Mercury Communications) are just a few of the terms used to describe Mike Harris.