Why Entrepreneurial Success Often Requires Great Timing

In 2012, I started a leisure business and realised I couldn’t afford any of the mobile Point of Sale (POS) systems on the market, so I asked my friend Paul Walton to build me one in the form of an iPad app. The system soon got noticed by other traders who wanted one for themselves…

How Can We Make European Businesses Greener?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released earlier this year gave humanity its starkest warning yet about the direction we find ourselves on. The environment is changing, and we are already starting to see the disastrous effects of that change. As Glasgow readies itself for the launch of COP26 at the end of…

How Europe Became the Stage for a Fintech Revolution

At the beginning of 2021, Europe had one decacorn, a startup that’s gained a valuation at $10 billion or higher. Now it has three — and it seems as though the ongoing fintech frenzy sweeping the continent will leave plenty more decacorns in its wake. The three decacorns that have been built on European shores…