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A new initiative maybe just what you require……… The Food Enterprise Workshop is  designed to help individuals from Leicester City who are interested in starting their own food business but need that extra bit of motivational and business support. No prior experience in food business is necessary,  just a passion for food and the ability to prepare and […]

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This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book 135 Networking Career Tips. Increasingly, we network by e-mail or through social media, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. That’s a godsend for shy people. You can listen to conversations and chime in on your own terms. But sometimes there really is no […]

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A great example of a cheap, but very effective technique to market your product or service

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BBC3 are looking for 500 entrepreneurs and to pitch and showcase their business ideas to Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Smoothies).

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Free qulaification in Level 2 Introductory Certificate in Financial Management and Accounting

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Here is an article from The Guardian that introduces new thoughts and ideas behind ‘willpower’, (maybe it should be re-titled ‘won’t power’) I’m sure you will find it interesting. Willpower: Rediscovering Our Greatest Strength distills three decades of academic research (by Roy F Baumeister) into self-control and willpower, which the Florida State University social psychologist bluntly identifies as “the key […]

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YouTube marketing training

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It has been claimed that January is the busiest month in the year for people starting up their own businesses. But the figures on firm survival rates are not good. The Office for National Statistics found that only 44% of small firms that began trading in 2005 were still afloat by the end of 2010. […]

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Have you thought of starting your entrepreneur journey with a market stall? The news in December focused on the report by Mary Portas the high street darling and shopping czar. One of her suggestions for fixing the problem of our ‘outdated’ & disappearing  High Streets was to ease the restrictions on market traders so more people […]

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1. Get creative – find out what idea/s you have for starting a business and start to work out which may be the idea that could fly (can you afford to start it? Do you have the skills needed to run it? Is there a market for your idea?)   2. Analyse – your market […]

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