TGIW is an informal networking event where students, graduates and entrepreneurs are all in the same place and are encouraged to talk about their thoughts, ideas and aspirations. Each second Wednesday of every month we invite entrepreneurial speakers along to TGIW to entertain you and help you learn about the different paths people take on … Continue reading Come along to TGIW next week!
We are introducing Go Free Chats, a series of informal conversations which will give students the opportunity to find out more about going freelance and becoming self-employed. We can help you with a range of self-employment options such as independent consulting, contracting work, gigs or freelancing. Go Free Chat @ NUBS Wednesday 15 February, NUBS … Continue reading Interested in becoming freelance or being self-employed? Join us to find out about becoming your own boss!
We interviewed Sarah Zong about her start up business and how Rise Up helped her along the way. Read on to find out all about CatPawCino! Tell us about your business... I started CatPawCino in September of 2015. It’s a cat café where customers come to have a drink, normally tea or coffee and at … Continue reading Meet the Start-Ups: Sarah Zong and CatPawCino
The problem: Cyber security professionals of the future: Where will they come from? Our security services are facing a problem - not enough people are coming through school and academia wanting to become cyber security professionals. ICS conclude that there will be a worldwide shortfall of 1.5 million cyber security professionals in 2019 The industry needs … Continue reading Rise Up Cyber Challenge 16
For most of us the perfect business idea is unlikely to come from a ‘light bulb’ moment. If you’re sat waiting for this to happen then you could be waiting for a long, long time. I’m an advocate of taking a more pro-active approach. Don’t wait for the ideal opportunity to arise, just start somewhere! Starting … Continue reading Starting somewhere can lead to anywhere!
The above is a well-known phrase and with good reason; cash is the #1 reason for business failure! If a business runs out of cash and is not able to obtain new finance, it will become insolvent. No matter if it could well have been profitable in the long term. It’s therefore vital that before … Continue reading Cash is King!
Many start-up businesses have the intention to offer prices lower than their competition to gain a foothold in the marketplace. But is this a road you should really be going down? Unless you have a significant cost advantage, most of the time I would recommend avoid severely undercutting the competition. Here’s why: ‘You get what … Continue reading Don’t Undersell…Discount!