Why attacks on the arts are attacks on entrepreneurship

From discouraging students wishing to study arts subjects to slashing funding, the short-sightedness of government policies could have unexpected effects for entrepreneurs

More from The Entrepreneur

Tech Innovators 2015: Horizon Strategic Partners Ltd

Horizon Strategic Partners are one of our top 20 tech innovators for 2015

Powering your sales with Creddy

This article, written in conjunction with Creddy, looks at the way the business can power sales

Channel swim: Search Party CEO Ben Hutt

Channel swim: Search Party CEO Ben Hutt

Year of the plane part 5: What swimming the English Channel taught me about running a start-up

Last month Ben Hutt, CEO of The Search Party (formerly Talent Party), wrote about the keys to building a successful, international team. In this month’s column, Ben talks about what he learned about endurance, support and dedication during his quest to swim across the English Channel that he has applied to his professional life

Upstarts fronting start-ups: Five British entrepreneurs under 20

At an age when some of us were still dreaming of being footballers or rock-stars, this lot have taken the bull by the horns and started to make hay: meet the young upstarts running their own start-ups

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

Being an entrepreneur eats away at pretty much all your time and, initially, a large chunk of any savings: but with free and useful apps there is a way to fight back and regain some of those invaluable minutes and resources...

More from: Be an Entrepreneur

Flying solo: Branching out in business can be daunting

Flying solo: Branching out in business can be daunting

Harnessing my fear – my first year as an entrepreneur

Last year's Pitch to Rich winner Carl Thomas writes on how he has used fear to his advantage in his first year of running a business

Five lessons in entrepreneurship from The Simpsons

In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?

What kind of entrepreneur are you?

This handy infographic from Neomam studios tells you what kind of entrepreneur you are or what you could be

Watch: Get inspired to grow a business in 2015

A group of nearly 100 top economists has predicted 2015 will be a year of further growth for the UK, so how will you be taking advantage over the next 12 months?

A growing number of men and women over 50 are opting for the excitement of entrepreneurship over the comfort of retirement

A growing number of men and women over 50 are opting for the excitement of entrepreneurship over the comfort of retirement

Is running a company the new retirement?

Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money

Start-up pitching: By his royal appointment

Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.

10 Minutes With is building alongside the growing trend of online video

10 Minutes With is building alongside the growing trend of online video

Using video to better prepare students entering the workforce

Born out of frustration with not understanding what different roles entailed, the entrepreneur in Manfredi Di Cintio left his consulting background behind to produce a solution.

From price comparison to personal tracking wearables for entrepreneur Sara Murray

It was a moment that most parents have experienced, when they turn around and their child has disappeared out of eyeshot. While Sara Murray was just as worried as the next mother, she also used the incident as inspiration for a new business.

Mark Pearson sold his business to Monitise for 55 million in June

Mark Pearson sold his business to Monitise for 55 million in June

The multi-million pound exit for voucher codes entrepreneur

From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.

Business creation grows in every region of the UK

Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.

Government advice: Lord Young has proposals for the full-breadth of education

Government advice: Lord Young has proposals for the full-breadth of education

A round-up of Lord Young's Enterprise for All report

Utilising his experience of building a number of businesses, the government has again turned to Lord Young for advice – this time on how to bring entrepreneurship into education.

Business offers for growing companies

  • Whatever your business, the FSB will work for you

    We will help you protect your business, save money, grow and you'll be part of the UK's leading business organisation joining around 200,000 other members. If you'd like more information click here today.

  • Compare Business Insurance Quotes Online

    Business insurance, simply. Because that's what insurance should be. Simple, tailored and quoted by the best.

  • What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

    Aspiring or existing business owner? Then you’ll want to know your entrepreneurial style. Try it no for a chance to win an IPAD.

  • Work better and grow your business

    We have teamed up with business experts to provide essential advice on raising money, communicating better, setting up payment systems, and more. Get your free pack today

  • Compare business insurance quotes

    Tailor your policy, compare quotes and buy in minutes! Up to 50% No Claims Discount. Compare quotes now or call 0845-0723340 today.

More from GrowthBusiness

News & Market Deals

Motorsport: Prodrive produces carbon fibre parts for the automotive sector

Business Growth Fund backs Prodrive Composites with £6m investment 

Big financial boost for Milton Keynes motorsport business

Growing A Business

Economic success: But how will the banks react to alternative finance?

Alternative finance platforms: an economic success story

Alternative finance continues to go from strength to strength: so what does the future hold and how will the high-street banks react?

Comment & Analysis

Late payments: Can real change come from Westminster?

Small business commissioner: scourge of late payers or toothless PR exercise?

The announcement or a new role names small business commissioner was greeted with cautious optimism this week: but what powers will this new office bring with it and will it have any real clout to effect change around late payments and beyond?

Research

Directors' Pay on AIM 2015

The most complete review of directors' remuneration on AIM, including basic salary, bonus and benefits.