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
Start Up Essentials Do you have an early-stage business idea and want to turn it into reality? Start Up Essentials is a series of interactive workshops which will give you the knowledge, confidence and know-how to successfully develop a new business idea. Based on an action-orientated approach to starting up new ventures, the sessions will … Continue reading Develop the know how to launch your own business
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!
Recently I held a meeting with a sales representative from a local company. The lady was hoping that I could help her to increase awareness of her company’s services amongst the Rise Up community. As this was a local company, I entered the meeting with every intention of helping where I could. However, the lady … Continue reading Why would anybody buy from you?