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.
Wellbeing and Business Calendar Challenge
Do something fun, innovative and different everyday with our calendar challenge - a way to stay focused and achieve your goals while looking after your wellbeing in light of COVID-19!
Factsheet- Online Collaboration Tools plus Poster Making Tips & Tools
Online remote working is becoming much more common, so we have created a quick start guide to tools for collaborating. As an enterprise, you are also likely to need posters and graphics to showcase your business online. Here is a guide with design tips and the tools you can use to create online graphics.
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 Entrepreneurial Mindset: 8 Signs To Consider
Consider the 8 signs of an entrepreneurial mindset and the skills / characteristics that your own entrepreneurial role models have.
Reflect upon which of these signs and characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset you have already developed and which you wish to work on further with this example activity sheet below.
You can also take the entrepreneur test here. This questionnaire measures five key personality traits which have been found to correlate with those of successful entrepreneurs. We found this test good for finding out where our strengths and weaknesses as entrepreneurs are.
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.
Sprint Women's Development Programme
More information relating to the Sprint Women's Development Programme for female UG and PG students!
Consultancy Challenge Tools and Other Helpful Resources
Consultancy Challenge tools and other helpful resources to help you on your business journey.
Getting Your Business Online!
Take a look at our unique email programme, totalling 8 weeks of social media and email marketing tips, plus handy tools to use along the way and help with the process of naming your business effectively!
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!