To support our students and graduates in business and enterprise, we’ve provided a series of useful resources for you to access below. From ‘Idea Generation’ to ‘The Legal Know-How’ (with tips on Marketing, Branding and Finances to follow), we’ve provided the hints, tips and motivation you need to get started on your business.
You and Your Business: ‘Where’s your head at’?
Whether you’re thinking about starting a business or it’s already in existence, it’s vital that you understand your values and your business's solution to that problem you're trying to solve.
Knowing who you are and how to regularly reflect on your journey will keep you focused and motivated as you move forward. The resources below are here to help you do just that.
Here, we provide you with some key methods for generating ideas and look at how to understand which are most feasible.
Business BINGO! Which stage of your journey are you at?
Use our unique bingo-style card of statements to think about the stage you are at and reflect on these key thoughts to understand where to go next.
Get to Know Your Business Self
Self-evaluation can be tough (we’re our own worst critics!). Break it down with this helpful tool to help you reflect on your strengths, weaknesses and overall business goals.
The Business Model Canvas
A key tool and template that we’ll bring to you in workshops to help you plan and develop your business idea, value proposition and much more in plenty of detail.
The ‘Legal’ Know-How: All you need to get started
There is a lot of important (and legal!) information out there when it comes to running your business and we know that, sometimes, this can be difficult to navigate.
Don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of useful resources below to help you with everything from ‘Registering Your Business’ to ‘Contracts, NDAs’ and the ‘Intellectual Property’ your business needs.
Legal Entities and Business Registration
Look at the different forms and structures a business can take to help decide which would best suit you and your business.
Contracts, Confidentiality and Handling Confidential Information
With GDPR (data protection) now a key part of the world we live in, it's important to know how to handle confidential information and to ensure that your business information stays this way when necessary.
Intellectual Property: What is it?
Intellectual Property and deciding on the right protection for your business can be difficult. The resources below are here to help you understand what IP is and the different types available to you.
Want to learn more about Enterprise and Entrepreneurship?
Why not check out these online courses and MOOCs on Entrepreneurship (free other than certification) to see if they are of interest to you!
A new toolkit for your goal-setting needs from the University of Nottingham
While this goal-setting toolkit was created with female enterpreneurs in mind, we believe it's suitable for any and all entrepreneurs - getting you to think about your goals, your own strengths and the people you surround yourself with as well as your successes.
Why not give it a go and tweet about how you found using it with #mybusinessmyway?