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 Jack Brinn who started Reminiscience with his business partner Ashley Stokeld. Read on to find out all about the world of their exciting VR business... Tell Us About Your Business… Reminiscience uses virtual reality technology to capture 360 degree videos of multiple locations throughout the UK and the North East. These videos are … Continue reading Meet the Start-Ups: Reminiscience
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
Setting the right objectives for marketing your new business can often be quite a challenge. You may be tempted to focus on the short terms impacts ranging from the general ‘I want to raise awareness of my business’ to the more specific ‘I want 1,000 followers on Twitter by the end of the month’. These answers … Continue reading What are you trying to achieve?
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?
Last week I had the privilege, and it was a real privilege, of working with a great Lady whose work has improved the lives of tens of thousands of children in Nigeria. We met to discuss a very important pitch that she will deliver in a couple of weeks’ time. The meeting began by going … Continue reading Tell your Story (…and how I met a Truly Inspirational Lady)