How to research and validate a business idea – John Holcroft interview

Got an idea for a brilliant product or new business? Wonderful. But how do you test it? It’s easy to get positive feedback from folk who believe in you but aren’t your future customers. Or to be dissuaded by others projecting their fears at you. Who are the right people to speak with? How do […]

£25k investment for Research Retold

Through Keep Your Fork Ltd, I’ve been supporting Research Retold, a business which turns complicated research documents into easily-digestible summaries – helping researchers to more effectively communicate their findings. So I’m delighted that Mihaela Gruia, Research Retold’s founder, was the winner in a competition to receive a £25k equity investment from UK Steel Enterprise through […]

High streets’ future an international issue

A new report, The Past, Present and Futures of the High Street, concludes that “Despite the obituaries the high street is still very much alive. High streets have proved resilient, surviving centuries of social change to remain the functional centre of most towns and cities.” Looking to the future the report calls for a number […]