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Self Employment. Is it for me? Getting started. Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity - University of Leeds. This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity - University of Leeds

You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality. Whether you have an idea for a venture in the future or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you consider your vision and explore the opportunities available.

It will give you the time to plan, share your ideas with others and start to document your thoughts in a structured business plan. Note for students This course is part of a collection from the University of Leeds which have been specifically designed for those studying at school or college. Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally. Note for teachers. Starting a Business 2: People and Networks - University of Leeds. Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors - University of Leeds. Starting a Business 4: Business Processes - University of Leeds. This course is the fourth in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Starting a Business 4: Business Processes - University of Leeds

You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances - University of Leeds. Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business - University of Leeds. This is the final course in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business - University of Leeds

You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding. Leeds University Library /All Locations. Self-employment. How to become an entrepreneur when you graduate. How do you tell if entrepreneurship might be right for you, and how do you go about it?

How to become an entrepreneur when you graduate

Even if you’re wary of setting up your own venture straight away, it’s worth asking yourself the question, because so many companies look for entrepreneurial skills and flair when recruiting. Want to be your own boss? Start at uni. AGCAS self employment. CEP Entrepreneurship. Be Your Own Boss. Jessica Murray: It’s time for graduates to shape the future of Leeds. The UK’s fastest growing city outside London, Leeds is evolving at a rapid pace.

Jessica Murray: It’s time for graduates to shape the future of Leeds

As the home of so much innovation and creativity, it’s refreshing to see this increasingly coming from graduates of the multiple universities based here. Like many northern university cities, Leeds has long suffered from the ‘regional brain drain’; thousands of students come to Leeds to study and get a degree, before taking their highly sought after skills to London in search of work. While this trend continues, graduates are starting to stay in their university city, and help shape its growth and development, whether that be by working for a local company or setting up their own enterprise. Setting up. Princes Trust small business (1) About the toolkit - Business Survival Toolkit : Creative Choices. What’s in the toolkit?

About the toolkit - Business Survival Toolkit : Creative Choices

Over 70 familiar and not so familiar tools are included. They are flagged according to the size of your business, but do feel free to mix and match. Understandingfamilybusinessd7 hi res. Vitae WDRD career profiles Jun 09. Support for starting a business. If you’re 18 to 30, living in the UK and unemployed, or working fewer than 16 hours a week, and have a business idea or some ideas to explore, our Enterprise programme could be for you.

Support for starting a business

Kicking off with a free information session in your local area, we'll tell you how we can support you and, if you're still keen, we'll also invite you onto our four-day interactive workshop. You'll get to meet other like-minded people and have the chance to tap into an business expert, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax. After this, it's time to start building your business. We'll support you to plan and test your ideas and give you the opportunity to apply for funding. StartUp Britain. How to Start a Business News & Topics. Whether you are starting an online business or a brick-and-mortar model, figuring out how to start a business, at its most basic, means finding a market need and then filling it.

How to Start a Business News & Topics

The steps required to reach the customer and build a business can depend on many factors, such as finding the appropriate marketplace, building an easy-to-use ecommerce website, establishing a good sales reputation and using search engine optimization to drive traffic to your site. Here are some of the very basics: Find a need and fill it. To boost your chances of success, start by finding a market -- a group of people searching for a solution to a problem and aren't finding many results. Design and build your website. Finance - SME Challengers. Free weekly news bulletin - Cobweb Information. Business and Industry. Top Business Advisers. Business Support IBD Business Advice Group. FSB, The Federation of Small Businesses. Home Page - ISBE. About INSME — INSME. The International Network for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises-INSME is a legally recognized not-for-profit Association open to international membership.

About INSME — INSME

Its mission is to stimulate transnational cooperation and public and private partnership in the field of innovation and technology transfer to SMEs. This is justified by the challenges posed by globalisation, that force SMEs to strive to be more competitive through accessing innovation and technology. Policy Makers and Intermediaries play a crucial role in assisting SMEs in this respect:

European Small Business Portal. The Online Register of Arts Consultants and Trainers. A network for young professionals. Join us and get active! Supporting and advising business. Yorkshire Business Insider Magazine. Entrepreneurship education, research and policy.

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Business plan. Accommodation. Marketing and Selling. Government regulations. Intellectual property. Franchising. Raising finance. Finding an accountant. Managing finances. Women in Enterprise. Social enterprise. Freelancing/Working from home.