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? 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?
The future of the workplace Something is stirring in east London, and it was stirring long before David Cameron made his "tech city" speech of November 2010. Back then the prime minister announced a vision for an "east London tech city – a hub that stretches from Shoreditch and Old Street to the Olympic park", and could one day rival America's Silicon Valley. In 2012, overlooking Old Street's "Silicon roundabout", founder and CEO of tech startup Huddle, Alistair Mitchell, described the scene. "In our building there are five other early-stage tech startups ... Below us is Tech Hub, a group working space for startups, across the road we've got Twitter, Google's new building is just down the road ... Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity - University of Leeds This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. 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.
Writing a business plan - How to write a business plan - Submit a business plan - Sequoia Capital Writing a Business Plan At Sequoia we like business plans that present a lot of information in as few words as possible. The following business plan format, within 15–20 slides, is all that’s needed... read Starting a Business 2: People and Networks - University of Leeds This course is the second in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. A successful business relies heavily on people and networking. A good team and wider network is essential to success and growth. 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 to recognise the people who can help you take your business forward. It will give you the time to plan, share your ideas with others and start to document your thoughts in a structured business plan.
16 Cool Coworking Spaces Ready to get out of the basement and into a real office? Before you strike out on your own and get locked into a lease, consider a coworking space. They’re more affordable, full of start-up geeks like you, and probably cooler than any office your start-up could afford. Here are 17 spaces to check out. Location: BostonCost: Monthly memberships start at $99, but you can also get space by the day or week.Oficio is a boutique shared office and coworking space located in the center of the vibrant and historic Back Bay neighborhood in Boston.
Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors - University of Leeds This course is the third in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. You can sign up to the other courses in this series through the Going to University collection. To run a successful business you need to understand who your customers are and importantly, how you are going to reach them. 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 to recognise and understand your target market. 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
Co Finalists: Two Companies With Responsible Cultures - Business - GOOD As the year comes to a close, we’re wrapping up the GOOD Company Project’s nomination process and planning to unveil the final, 40-company list in the new year. Never fear, we’ll have more stories to come about the companies that populate the list and how they’re changing business for the better; we’re also looking forward to debuting the rest of our video series of company profiles. This week, we’re recognizing two very different companies who share a commitment to a great work culture. Wolff Olins A brand consulting firm based in New York, London, and Dubai, Wolf Olins has been a player in the corporate communications and strategy world since its founding in 1965, working on branding for everything from Apple to the 2012 London Olympics. These two companies will be the last of our regular GOOD Company Project nominees this year, but keep checking back—we’ll have a lot more to talk about before the project officially wraps up.