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Set up your own business

Got an idea for a business?

Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur?

Being 'innovative and enterprising' is one of the nine LU Graduate Attributes. If you’re interested in developing these attributes to set up your own business there’s a range of support available at LU for both students and graduates.

LSU Enterprise Hub

Business plan and canvas creation, competitions and awards that develop skills and offer mentoring.

For more information, go to the LSU Enterprise Hub web page.

Student & Graduate Enterprise

Advice on Intellectual Property and Tier 1 Visa application, Business plan review service, series of talks and competitions that offer funding.

For more information, go to the Student & Graduate Enterprise web page.

The Studio

A business incubator programme offering free office space, expert workshops, mentoring, publicity and skills development

For more information, go to The Studio web page.

Further Study

Loughborough University offers various post graduate courses to help you develop your business skills and knowledge. Take a look at what’s on offer at The Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development and SBE. Other institutions will also offer business related post graduate and further study courses.

The PDF below contains a list of external organisations that also offer business advice and support for entrepreneurs

If you’re interested in taking a personality test to see whether you’re the right ‘fit’ for developing a business, visit the Get 2 Test website.