An entrepreneur’s business journey – Interview with Ronke Lawal

Ronke Lawal is the founder and director of Ariatu PR, where she works with start-ups and entrepreneurs on opportunities to publicise and promote their businesses through marketing campaigns and press and media engagement. Ronke specialises in digital projects strategy, working with social media and content marketing. After graduating with a degree in International Business and more »

The Family Business Model: What Can We Learn from It?

The Family Business Model: What Can We Learn from It?

Over 80% of private sectors companies in the UK are family businesses, with the majority of them being small – micro in some cases – and medium enterprises. Even though they represent an important source of revenue for the country’s economy and they are the backbone of its productive system, we sometimes underestimate their importance more »

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow

Boomy Tokan recommends Chernow’s autobiography of business tycoon and ground-breaking philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller was an extremely shrewd businessman, and when it came to his philanthropic activities he was a great giver – highlights Tokan. Rockefeller was a committed donor from a young age and his extensive funding for educational and health more »

Business approaches for tackling poverty

Business approaches for tackling poverty

Scaling up Business Solutions to Social Problems: A Practical Guide for Social and Corporate Entrepreneurs – Olivier Kayser & Maria Valeria Budinich The authors suggest that some of the most sustainable and scalable solutions to poverty and deprivation are those based on business – rather than charitable – approaches. This chimes with Melinda Gates’ TED more »

Doing good, doing business – Unseen Tours, London-based social enterprise

Doing good, doing business – Unseen Tours, London-based social enterprise

Social enterprise is a dynamic and inspiring way to do business, it’s an exciting and fast growing sector, a movement not just in the United Kingdom but around the world. Social enterprises are businesses trading to address social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or the environment. It sounds really similar to charity work but more »