Category Archives: Self Employment

Applications open for the Barclays Local Genius Competition for Budding entrepreneurial BU Students!

Introduction Barclays are delighted to announce the launch of Local Genius – a Dragon’s Den style competition encouraging budding entrepreneurs from universities in Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Bournemouth and Brighton to pitch clever tech ideas that could make a difference to … Continue reading

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Students entrepreneurial ambitions revealed

An increasing number of students are striving towards self-employment, with 15% planning to start their own business after graduation according to new research. Prospects explains more… Read More

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Thinking about setting up your own business? Why you should consider franchising

Recent statistics from the British Franchise Association (NatWest bfa Franchise Survey) have revealed that there has been a surge in young entrepreneurs (under 30 years of age) successfully finding their way into work through franchising. This includes an evident rise … Continue reading

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Can’t find a decent job? Make your own!

To celebrate National Student Employment Week (23rd – 27th February 2015), NASES (National Association for Student Employment Services) has written a blog article about how you can create your own work opportunities by going self employed…. Read More

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Entrepreneur stories: the risks and rewards of starting a business

Why does one business idea fail and another succeed? Three entrepreneurs reveal their inspiring journeys and explain what it took to make their enterprise a success – from starting a chocolate company at 12, to making money from bubbles, to … Continue reading

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Professional hobbies: how to start your little bit on the side

In the uncertain job market, having a side project or business can provide a vital safety net. Guardian Careers contributor Dan Schawbel shares his advice on how to set up your new venture…Read More

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Why becoming an entrepreneur beats joining the graduate milk round

Guardian Careers meet the young people defying the downturn by launching their own business ventures after graduating from university…  Read More More help and advice about entrepreneurship can be found on careerhub here

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