In a series of articles Charles Hylton-Potts, a lawyer based in London, covers a range of legal topics relevant to establishing a business in the EU. Click here to check out his previous article.
New Year is a time for new beginnings, but also a time for celebrating the best moments of the previous year. 2013 was a great year for The NextWomen and we couldn’t have done it without you, our community. So, to mark the occasion, we’re announcing the top ten most popular The NextWomen articles of 2013, judged by the amount of times they have been read by you!
We’re really looking forward to what 2014 has in store, and we’ve got some inspirational articles and high profile interviews lined up for you over the coming months.
Coral Turner looks at the benefits of joint ventures and what to consider before joining forces with someone else.
Firstly, I would like to open this start-up diary conversation by saying a huge thank you to those of you who have read my previous articles and taken time out of your own busy schedules to give me the thumbs up on Facebook, send me personal emails, or share on Twitter. Anyone that says that women don’t support each other clearly has not met you kind ladies.
Which brings me to the topic of joint ventures; working with others within your industry and supporting and uplifting each other, resulting in double exposure and a win/win situation for all involved.
The fashion industry consists of many facets of business; hair, make-up, shoes, jewellery and handbags, to name but a few. My recent venture was to join forces with a jewellery collective called Jedeco; an independent boutique comprising of 9 jewellers.
One of the jewellers, my friend and fellow entrepreneur Catherine Marche, suggested that as Jedeco had just celebrated their first anniversary and London Fashion week was upon us, we should continue the celebrations by showcasing my one-of-a-kind couture dresses and tops at their premises in Oxo Tower Wharf.
The Dublin Web Summit is a technology-industry conference held in Dublin, Ireland since 2010. The event is Europe's biggest tech conference and one of the world's largest. The topic of the conference is centered on internet technology and the audience is a mix of CEOs and founders of tech start ups together with a range of people from across the global technology industry, as well as related industries.
The event is held over three days. Attendance at the conference has grown from 500 attendees in 2010, to over 10,000 in 2013 from 78 countries.
Alex Depledge and Jules Coleman tell The NextWomen what they took away from the 2013 event.
In many ways the Dublin Web Summit is one of the top startup events in Europe. In three short years Paddy Cosgrove has grown the event from little more than a tech meet up on the periphery of Europe into a global gathering of who's who in the tech community.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences founded in 1984 as a one-off event. TED events are held throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Asia and offer live streaming of the talks. By May 2013, over 1,500 talks were available free online and by November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide.
Each year, hundreds of TED events are held across the globe. These conferences and talks are meant to deliver insight into ‘ideas worth spreading’. And as part of TED’s multi-year conversation, TEDWomen 2013 celebrated a conversation with innovative women across the planet, with the theme: 'Invented here'.
Griselda Kumordzie Togobo shares her top 10 takeaways from The WEConnect Conference 2013.
The WEConnect Conference was one of the most productive conferences I’ve attended in a long time. The event was packed with female entrepreneurs and representatives from WEConnect corporate partners.
The keynote speaker was Laura Tenison, Founder & MD of JoJo Maman Bébé. Laura shared some riveting stories of how she raised money to start the business and also to fund growth. It’s always inspiring to hear strong successful women share the stories.
Teaching sessions were run by some certified women business owners including a talk by Yvonne Thompson and Alex McMurtrie about the UK honours system. Women were encouraged to nominate each other for awards especially as many women were really making a difference in their communities.
Allan Watson talks to The NextWomen about Search Engine Optimization and how to drive traffic to your website.
Tina Amirtha meets Daan Weddepohl, co-founder of Peerby, a Dutch startup and TechStars London first cohort member funded by Sanoma Ventures.
Peerby, which Daan founded with Jonas Matser and Eelke Boezeman, is a platform that helps people borrow and rent stuff from others nearby with a unique system that actively creates supply by asking around through social media, smartphones and e-mail. The product was launched in beta for Amsterdam in August 2012 and the network is rapidly expanding, with 15,000 members in Holland and active communities in London, Berlin, Spain and New York.
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We all know what it’s like to come across a website that looks like it hasn’t been updated in 10 years. Does it make you want to find out more about the company? Or click to another website as quickly as possible? Effective web design is essential in helping your new business to grow, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some pointers on how to choose a website template to create your own online presence.