Six start-ups to look out for in 2018

Freddie Achom - Start-ups to watch out for in 2018

The start-up sector in the UK is booming, and in a year that’s set to bring more political and economic changes, it can be difficult to keep up with the best new businesses. Here’s my list of the most exciting start-ups you should keep an eye on in 2018. Graphcore – making AI faster This […]

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How a fintech entrepreneur is transforming finances for SMEs

Freddie Achom, fintech, entrepreneurship, finances, SMEs

A lack of trust by small businesses in the big banks led to the development of fintech invoice-finance marketplace MarketInvoice. Co-founded by CEO Anil Stocker, the start-up is helping small businesses bridge the financial gaps in their balance sheets, and it’s rocketing towards success. His research showed that small businesses strongly feel that big banks […]

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Why Fintech will evolve massively over the next five years

Freddie Achom, Fintech

Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal recently said that Fintech (the financial technology sector) will change more in the next five years than during the last 30. It certainly looks like this will be the case. There is no longer any doubt that millennials are hugely disrupting many industries, and none more so than with the […]

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My top tips for starting a business

Freddie Achom's top tips for starting your own Business

Taking the leap and making your business dream a reality is one of the most rewarding steps you can take. But there are risks when you start your own business. Here are my tips to lessen the risk and increase the chances of your success. Do you have what it takes? There’s no doubt that […]

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Networking 101

Networking 101 Freddie Achom

‘Networking’ is a term that’s become inextricably linked with the idea of success. And it’s never been more relevant or more accessible when it comes to developing your career, starting up a business or getting your entrepreneurial idea off the ground. The advent of social networking made the concept of getting to know contacts, spotting […]

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6 business leadership lessons from Freddie Achom

Business Leadership Lessons Freddie Achom

Like many entrepreneurs who take the plunge and start their own business, I didn’t have a lot of formal management training. My style has always been to go with my instincts and work with great people. That’s not to say that some tips at the beginning of my corporate life wouldn’t have been useful! I’ve […]

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How to grow your brand

Brand Growth Freddie Achom

Your brand is how the world sees you. This includes the online world and the physical world. It is one of the most important aspects of the way you communicate your idea, business or entrepreneurial spirit to other people and its importance can’t be underestimated. When people start to understand who you are, what you […]

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Taking risks to succeed in business

Risk And Reward In Business

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammed Ali. Legendary boxer Muhammed Ali was much more than a world-class sportsman. He understood at a deep level what it takes to succeed. He’s one of my heroes, and this quote sums up how I feel about risks in the […]

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What drives the world’s top entrepreneurs?

Freddie Alchom Business Advice

Entrepreneurs drive the economy, even in tough times. Entrepreneurs push through economic slumps, using drive, creativity, initiative and, crucially, talking to the right people, to start their businesses. As entrepreneurs, we face adversity, criticism and regulatory barriers. Those of us that succeed treat these as challenges, not problems. We leap over them and don’t give […]

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