The Apprentice

Articles and news about the entrepreneur TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Includes interviews with some of the more memorable participants about their experiences and the new businesses they have started since.


Carina Lepore: ‘I saw Lord Sugar’s car and it was a sign’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Anna Jordan meets entrepreneur and The Apprentice winner, Carina Lepore

Business management

Why every entrepreneur needs their own mentor

With the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg having mentors, it’s no wonder 88% of entrepreneurs say having a mentor is invaluable, says Mark Wright


Apprentice winner Mark Wright is our new columnist

Winner of The Apprentice will pen a monthly column for SmallBusiness.co.uk on the ups and downs, challenges and rewards of running your own business


Mark Wright: ‘You say crazy stuff to be entertaining on The Apprentice’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Anna Jordan meets Mark Wright – entrepreneur, TV personality and former winner of The Apprentice


Tim Campbell: ‘Only two of us knew what The Apprentice was!’

In this podcast episode Anna Jordan meets Tim Campbell, an entrepreneur and the first winner of The Apprentice back in 2005

Employing & managing staff

Apprentice winner Mark Wright on how to build the right team

Mark Wright, winner of TV’s The Apprentice, believes you have to manage yourself out of your own business if you want to grow it. In short, learn to trust your team


Jackie Fast: ‘I can say that I didn’t love being in The Apprentice house’

Anna Jordan meets Jackie Fast, an entrepreneur and former candidate on The Apprentice, for the latest Small Business Snippets podcast

Business management

Karren Brady Q&A – 6 qualities of a successful entrepreneur

SmallBusiness.co.uk meets Baroness Karren Brady to learn more about her career as a businesswoman and pick up some tips for entrepreneurs


The Apprentice: Karren Brady fighting sexism in business

As the thirteenth season of The Apprentice kicks off, Karren Brady makes the headlines for fighting the casual sexism of a candidate.


TV’s The Apprentice demonstrates outdated interview processes

Businesses should not be inspired to copy The Apprentice style process of interviewing candidates.


The way the apprentice cookie crumbles

Jamie Lyons, co-founder of FundedApps, Adi Gaskell, editor for the CMI's management blog, and Nigel Botterill, founder of Entrepreneur's Circle, offer their views on Wednesday's The Apprentice, in which the teams had to produce and market a new brand of biscuit.


Rock, Paper, Scissors: The new executive decision-making tool

Tony Goodwin, CEO of Antal International, and Phil Couchman, CEO of DHL Express, offer their views on Wednesday night's episode of The Apprentice, in which the teams tried to sell British products to the French.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?