Student Entrepreneur Blog

Managing an overcrowded mind

Juggling act

  I have always admired the way that business owners, entrepreneurs and project managers have such an acrobatic ability to juggle several things at once whilst maintaining focused and in control of the important matters at hand. I admit to sharing the same ability, never shying away from an opportunity that presents itself, never stopping…

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Should I hire a marketer for my start-up business?

Marketing

There seems to be a certain scepticism when considering hiring someone to handle marketing tasks; particularly during the startup process of a company. Do we have any budget for this? What type of marketing should we be considering? Isn’t it simple enough to do ourselves? Decision paralysis is a horrible thing. When it comes down…

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Treat Others As You Would Expect To Be Treated – Not always the case!

Stormtrooper army lego

‘Treat others as you would expect to be treated’ – Let us be honest, we have all heard this phrase in one walk of life or another. I think the first time I probably heard it was the first stay of school; but it is still something that I hear time and time again. What…

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The thin line between Patience and Laziness…

Patience

I like to consider myself a bit of a go-getter. Always looking for the next opportunity, or the next task, or simply just something to do! Joe ‘slow down’, you are only 20 you have your whole life ahead of you, be patient. Patience; the capacity to accept delay, problems, or suffering without feeling anxious…

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Dear Future Students… Be more than a piece of paper

Lego Graduate

Dear Future students, please don’t fall for the illusion that the reason we go to university is to be graded; the pretty piece of paper that gives us gratification that we can finally get the job that we want. I am in my final year at university studying Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management, so admittedly my…

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What Skills I Learnt From Playing Video Games…

ageofempires

I recently caught up on watching the BBC documentary ‘Gamechangers’ based upon controversial video games creators Rockstar Games and their battle with lawyer Jack Thompson over Grand Theft Auto. The film clearly outlined the negative effect playing too many video games can have on one’s brain, in this case, extreme violence. This made me think…

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A Dismal Review – Banksy’s Dismaland Exhibition

Dismaland

So my weekend consisted of Banksy, Banksy and more Banksy. On Saturday, me and my brother investigated the streets of Bristol with nothing but an app to uncover all of Banksy’s pieces… even the ones that have been covered up! (which was the majority) The main event of the weekend was our visit to ‘Dismaland’ on…

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How to become a ‘Hot Caller’, not a ‘Cold Caller’

Fire phone

I can’t believe that I  actually just read an article on LinkedIN entitled ‘The best way to cold call’. In some aspects I understand what they are trying to do, but seriously! – have you ever picked up the phone to someone cold calling and thought “Oh that was cold, take my money”, I certainly…

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Why Retail Workers Are The Best At Building Relationships

Retail

  I can’t believe that when writing up my CV the other day I had reduced my retail experience to one line! In shock I decided to do a little reflection on my 2 years of Retail. I see so many posts these days joking about the irritating things that occur in the day to…

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