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!
Thinking you’ve come up with a novel business idea only to find out somebody else is already doing it can be a demoralising experience. But does competition always mean the end for your entrepreneurial journey? Usually this isn’t the case. Think of your favourite businesses, large or small, do they have competition? The answer is … Continue reading Is competition always your enemy?
Do you have a business idea that you ‘just know’ will work? Unfortunately, the chances are that in its present state it won’t. So don’t bury your head in the sand, go and find out if the opportunity really exists and if you have the best idea to take advantage of it. Starting a business is … Continue reading ‘I just know it will work…’
Sometimes enthusiasm can get the better of us. Before stopping to think, even for a moment, we’re off doing things which make us feel like we’re making great progress. Until we realise we still have the same problems that we thought we’d already solved! Starting a business can be like that. Full of passion and … Continue reading No need to curb your enthusiasm, but take a moment to think
Whilst it's never advisable to approach developing a new business idea without any kind of plan, it's also important to guard against over-planning. Your idea and plan will never be perfect, particularly for a new product or service, at some point you've just got to get it out there! The main cause for over-planning is … Continue reading It’ll never be perfect, let your idea fly!
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?
A domestic cleaner gives you time back in your weekend An accountant offers peace of mind, and a good accountant saves you money A designer handbag provides the feeling of glamour A local pub creates social interactions with friends and neighbours A washing machine gives you clean clothes conveniently A marketing consultant generates desirable actions … Continue reading Your Offer…