Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship
22 July 2015 - 4:17 pm Round Up of all the Enterprise Entertainment News @ USE
It’s been a while since I wrote my first blog post and I am itching to share with you all the latest news and goings on here at USE. I am settling into my role quite well and since those first few hairy weeks of getting my head around what enterprise is, it’s been full throttle, with lots of exciting and interesting events and projects…
11 June 2015 - 6:22 pm Starting a business in final year.
I have always liked the idea of starting my own business but I have never been sure when the best time to start one actually is. In hindsight, starting one in my final year of university may not have been the best idea, but sometimes things just slot into place. I had just completed my dissertation so I had a load of free time on my hands with nothing else to do while also having a mountain of ideas for apps and websites that I really wanted to create to make my life a thousand times easier. Continue reading “Starting a business in final year.” »
5 June 2015 - 11:29 am The Sheffield Crowd and Talking to Customers
Remember the Date is an online greetings card company that initially started out as a date remembering service whereby users could create all their greetings cards in advance and then Remember the Date would send their cards out as and when required. This ensured that users would never forget to send a card again. Since launch, the business has pivoted several times, first by enabling customers to add a video message to their card and then by stocking the cards in various shops across Sheffield. The later change in how we run our business has proved successful with several other stores now poised to become stockists.
30 April 2015 - 2:37 pm Keep calm… Summer is around the corner
Spring is definitely in the air. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days and it’s got me dreaming of the summer holidays… Continue reading “Keep calm… Summer is around the corner” »
8 April 2015 - 5:51 pm Leadership. Enough Said.
It is an interesting word- leadership. In my head, it conjures images of Lord Alan Sugar, Sir Winston Churchill and Barack Obama. But what do all of these three people have in common- they are all male. In fact, the majority of Managing Directors and Chief Executives across the globe are male and in the UK, under a third of women hold a top job . But what do all of these women have in common which can help them get to the top? Continue reading “Leadership. Enough Said.” »
31 December 2014 - 4:45 pm Leverage surprises, pivot, change hairstyles: another clunky metaphor
Problem-solving, to me, takes two main forms.
The first is the one we often talk about when we’re discussing enterprising capabilities – you identify a problem, you have an idea for a potential solution and, after a fashion, you make that idea happen. Problem solved.
But there’s another kind of problem-solving.
The kind of problem-solving that requires responding rapidly, positively, and effectively, to those “Shhhheeeeeeeeeeit! This calamitous thing’s just happened and we need to solve this problem RIGHT THIS MINUTE!” sorts of scenario. Continue reading “Leverage surprises, pivot, change hairstyles: another clunky metaphor” »
18 December 2014 - 10:49 am Think Like an Entrepreneur
I spent a lovely Tuesday morning at the USE as part of the “Taste of Work” scheme. I was extremely happy when I received the email from the “Taste of Work Team” telling me that I will be working at the USE.
A tale about myself: My name is Baiju Shah, currently in my first year studying a Bsc. in Economics. I come from the beautiful country Kenya, which is famous for its runners, amazing wildlife and scenery, as well as the warm hearts of all the citizens. Apart from that, it is also a country known for its innovation and the emerging market. There is tremendous innovation that goes in Kenya, one of the most famous tech innovations in the world is known as “MPESA” which is the way most Kenyans transfer money from one another without necessarily owning a bank account or debit card, just their mobile phones! Continue reading “Think Like an Entrepreneur” »
25 September 2014 - 2:28 pm Entrepreneurs’ Pub License extended for an extra day
I know. One day only. That’s what we said. After all, we’d never run anything like this before. Who knew how it was going to turn out? We’d gone around telling everyone it was going to be the MOST AMAZING THING HAPPENING AT MADE FESTIVAL and we figured that any event combining entrepreneurs, ale, and the most excellent surroundings of The Great Gatsby would be a roaring success. But we didn’t know for sure. How could we? So, one day only. That’s what we decided. After all, we didn’t want to risk clashing with the busy MADE schedule and awesome speaker line-up today. Continue reading “Entrepreneurs’ Pub License extended for an extra day” »
14 September 2014 - 10:00 am I’m not an entrepreneur, and that’s okay.
I’ve always found it difficult to describe, neatly, what I do for a living, whether that be to the academics and students I work with, my lovely colleagues in the extracurricular wing of our li’l ol’ USE family, or friends and family members outside of work.
31 August 2014 - 10:53 am Sheffield is Startup City of the Month!
No really, this isn’t something I’ve just made up because I want it to be true. Online self-starter society and platform, Startacus, has named Sheffield ‘Startup City of the Month’ for September and they’re looking for content contributions from movers, shakers, meetup and event organisers, entrepreneurs, founders and entrepreneurial policy makers in Sheffield. What a great opportunity for us to show the world why they should be starting up in Sheffield! Continue reading “Sheffield is Startup City of the Month!” »