Posts Tagged ‘Enterprise’

Optimistic visions of the future of the enterprising landscape in Iceland

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There was something special about my recent trip to Reykjavik, Iceland that I can’t say I have ever experienced before. Not just the bewitching mountains and the dramatic volcanic landscape, nor this being my first trip abroad with my beautiful girlfriend; it was because this was my first research trip. Rarely have I had the…

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Cambridge Black Tie Fundraising Event for SOS Children’s Villages Charity.

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Three years of studying Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management at Anglia Ruskin University, and it all boils down to my final dissertation project. Co-leading 13 enterprising students to run a successful Black Tie Charity event. A project that needs creativity, teamwork, sales, marketing, finance and planning skills; It is projects like these that make me realise…

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

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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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Dear Future Students… Be more than a piece of paper

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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…

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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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The benefits and challenges of Youth Enterprise

Youth Enterprise

One of my favourite things to talk about is youth enterprise; being a young age of 20 I have noticed that there are certain skills and abilities the youth hold that go hand in hand in hand with starting a business. From my personal experience I have been involved with many enterprising projects, including setting…

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How can I use photography in my business to create a visual identity?

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An image can speak a thousand words, but how can we use an image to create a visual identity, define a brand and  stand out from the competition? For today’s blog I collaborate with Jemima Willcox; professional photographer and owner of the BlueGate studio, to share her expertise on the importance of photography and the…

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The Impact of Mentoring for Business

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As part of my university course, I recently undertook a research project set out to find the key impacts that enterprise mentoring can have on an individual, business, and the wider economy. The research consisted of talking to 5 Mentors and 10 companies from in and around the Cambridgeshire area through a mixture of both…

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