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An internet entrepreneur gives  investor’s start-up advice
An internet entrepreneur gives investor’s start-up advice

Duration: 06:12

Reid Hoffman has made several fortunes from his involvement in web-based start-ups including Paypal and LinkedIn. His harsh views on start-ups (‘fail fast’), give a useful counter to the sugary thoughts of some other entrepreneurs.

 
Bridgewater Pottery: made in Britain
Bridgewater Pottery: made in Britain

Duration: 07:30

Emma Bridgewater started her pottery business after failing to find a suitable present for her mother. When a Stoke pottery folded, she bought the assets to keep the factory going. Her faith in labour intensive work is interwoven with faith in the skills of the workforce at Stoke. The clip’s pictures of factory production are unusually clear and comprehensible.

 
Business enterprise
Business enterprise

Duration: 03:02

Business experts explain what it means to be a successful entreprenuer.

 
Business opportunities in social media
Business opportunities in social media

Duration: 06:20

A co-founder of Twitter talks about his love of business and technology. Now his focus is on iPhone Apps, which have allowed him to ‘bootstrap’ his business (start with nothing, but build and build). He speaks evangelically about social media.

 
Coupon culture in India
Coupon culture in India

Duration: 06:48

An Indian entrepreneur believes his people are motivated by ABCD: astrology, Bollywood, cricket and discounts. He went for discounts by starting up ‘Snapdeal’. His business met resistance at first, as retailers said they needed no help from an outsider, but when the recent recession hit, they turned to his ‘Snapdeal’ promotions.

 
Developing businesses - the Polaroid story
Developing businesses - the Polaroid story

Duration: 07:31

Evan Davis describes the history of Polaroid and the decision to avoid further development of their product.

 
From student to UK software millionaire
From student to UK software millionaire

Duration: 07:18

A great story of high-tech enterprise. Cambridge students struggle to get £2,000 for start-up capital, yet eventually build the UK’s biggest software business. Customer knowledge and high-tech skills combine to develop computer recognition of fingerprints, giving a huge potential market among police forces worldwide.

 
Infosys: building a global giant.
Infosys: building a global giant.

Duration: 08:21

Narayana Murthy built Infosys into a $5 billion computer services business employing over 100,000 people worldwide. His success has not altered his fundamental concern for those in poverty and a dislike of India’s caste system.

 
Innocent start-up
Innocent start-up

Duration: 04:24

Richard Reed’s passion for entrepreneurship is quite inspiring; so is his start-up story. It shows how new ideas come about, how hard they can be to finance, and the need to weigh up the level of risk.

 
Lastminute start-up ups and downs
Lastminute start-up ups and downs

Duration: 06:01

Brent Hoberman co-founded one of the earliest internet business successes. After selling his shares, he co-founded several other start-ups. In this short video he reflects on his ups and downs, focusing on the benefits of launching more than one.

 
Profitable innovation in schools
Profitable innovation in schools

Duration: 05:53

Shantanu Prakash started up by selling computer systems to schools in India. Today he has 10,000 employees developing multi-media software to make maths and other subjects more exciting. He gives tips on adding value, innovation and gross profit. He outlines his business objectives and his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

 
The chocolate business start-up
The chocolate business start-up

Duration: 05:44

Lyn Lee opened a chocolate cake shop in Singapore in 1998. As banks were unhelpful, she and her partner had to finance everything, including the opening of a second shop in 2004. Since then growth has been dramatic, with 17 shops across the Far East, including China.

 
Young entrepreneur
Young entrepreneur

Duration: 03:51

A young entrepreneur spots a gap for a dry cleaners locally and gets the start-up finance. He is doing well and thinking about expanding.

 

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