In September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasises a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for...

We're all well aware of the celebrity culture we've developed in the UK; 'culture' regularly being poetically chosen over 'obsession'. Our obsession with these individuals creates demand for TV, magazine and website coverage of related stories with varying combinations of truth and fabrication. Whilst there's nothing inherently wrong with this coverage (although much of it is negative and elicits negative comments and responses by viewers/readers) the impact of belittling people in the public eye in front of our children may have prolonged negative implications.

Social mobility or, rather, social immobility is a prevalent issue in many societies and the UK is no exception. There are many viewpoints on exactly what causes social immobility and even more on exactly how it should be tackled. The ability to be enterprising and...

In the bid to inspire entrepreneurship and promote enterprise education, we must be clear about the difference between enterprise and profiteering. Society would be forgiven for confusing the two given the existing TV shows and enterprise schemes which exists, as well as the common idea...

Clever Tykes believe that everyone, regardless of their upbringing, should grow up with the opportunity to have a career they love. We know that we're not alone. We inspire children to be high-achieving, whatever the career they choose, through the use of positive entrepreneurial role models in storybooks. We know that there are organisations out there would would like to help us. That's why we have developed a CSR programme in Birmingham for local organisations to be involved with.
With the increasing emphasis on enterprise education, particularly at a primary level, some teachers’ ability to deliver this content might be called into question. Some argue that entrepreneurship cannot be taught by someone who has no experience of running a business, but is that unfair?Some teachers have never left the education system. The route through school, university, and a PGCE is familiar, with many teachers embarking on their careers in their early 20s. Furthermore, people in mainstream education grow up around teachers and understand the role of a teacher perhaps better than any other profession.

We recently went to number 10 Downing Street to talk to Lord Young about enterprise education.Here is some coverage of our visit in HEM Life, a Birmingham newspaper....

The original article on entrepreneurial kids was written by Maggie Lord and is featured on entrepreneur.com. It can be found here.Note - the Clever Tykes books are not trying to create an influx of child entrepreneurs. They are simply teaching children to look for opportunities...

Evidence shows that parental self-employment has a positive influence on their offspring's subsequent choice of self-employment as a career. But what about other forms of influence? Is there any evidence for the effect of story bound entrepreneurial role models? Well, yes, there is!We found a...

I'd like to start by drawing your attention to an article I came across on LinkedIn which James Caan posted recently on entrepreneurship. The post outlines some of the barriers facing people who are not "born with the ability to be an entrepreneur" when starting their own business and offers some wise words. I agree that most people prefer a secure job offering a regular salary and that these people struggle to find the confidence to take the leap over to the 'other side'. Taken from top of the article: