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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? Start at uni There are plenty of resources and organisations out there that will help you if you’re interested in starting your own business, starting with your university enterprise or entrepreneurship society. Entrepreneurship, like any other skill, is honed by experience.

Enterprise Finance Guarantee The Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) can help your business get funding if you can’t get a normal loan because because of a lack of security. The government provides lenders with a partial guarantee for money they lend you. The lender can decide how the EFG is used, whether you’re eligible, and how long you can borrow money for. There’s no automatic entitlement to receive a guaranteed loan and no pre-qualification process for it. Your application will be assessed by the lender using their own commercial criteria before you’re considered for the EFG. What you can get

Home Main Body Text The Business and IP Centre Leeds is a one-stop source for all your business and intellectual property needs. We draw on a wide range of resources and have extensive experience in dealing with business and intellectual property enquiries. We are members of the Europe-wide PATLIB network, the British Library's Business & IP Centre network, and work closely with the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and other partners. Business InformationWhether you are taking your first steps in setting up in business, targeting new customers, increasing your knowledge of competitors or looking for new partners or markets we have a wealth of information at our fingertips Protecting your products and services We can guide you through the procedures required to help you protect your products and services using patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright

About social enterprise / About Have you ever bought the Big Issue? Read it over a bar of Divine chocolate? Watched Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen? Visited the Eden Project? Shopped at the Co-op? Well, then you already know a bit about social enterprises: businesses that are changing the world for the better. The Top 10 Best Laptops The laptop market has undergone major changes in the past few years, and there's likely to be more confusion in the notebook aisle now than at any other time. Today's models encompass everything from featherweight, business-savvy ultraportables that barely tip the scales at less than 2 pounds, to lap-crushing gaming behemoths of 10 pounds or more. Your standard laptop doesn't look the way it once did, either, with dozens of convertible designs that rethink the standard clamshell to take advantage of touch interfaces. Some laptops double as tablets, with hinges that bend and fold, while other touch-enabled PCs are actually slate tablets that come with hardware keyboards for notebook-style use. There's simply too much variety in the laptop space for one size or style to fit every person's needs.

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. Start-up loans Find out what you can get and if your business is eligible Organiser Start Up Loans Company Eligibility Set up a business There are rules you must follow when setting up a business. You can also get help and support. Register your business Local News in a Digital Age Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents. Across three disparate metro areas in the U.S., nearly nine-in-ten residents follow local news closely—and about half do so very closely, according to a new, in-depth Pew Research Center study, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. About two-thirds of the residents in each city discuss local news in person a few times a week or more. Studying the ways that local news flows in a city’s population requires more than one tool in the social scientist’s tool kit.

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