Tag Archives: Local Businesses

16 November 2014 - 1:22 pm Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?

This is a question that we seem to ask quite a bit here at USE.  However, in an up and coming event you will be able to ask a group of people who have been there and done that, why they became an entrepreneur. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working for yourself and my favourite question- what they think is their biggest achievement? Continue reading “Who wants to be an Entrepreneur?” »

29 April 2014 - 10:21 am Well done to BiG Challenge winners ‘Aroma Blossom’

Every year, school children all over Sheffield take part in something really BiG. The BiG Challenge is competition where pupils set up their own mini businesses and the best business of the year wins a trip of a life time. Continue reading “Well done to BiG Challenge winners ‘Aroma Blossom’” »

12 December 2013 - 10:38 am Employee Owned Businesses… What are they?

So, you know what a limited company is and what a partnership business is, but what is an employee owned business? On the 6th November 2013, we supported a White Rose Centre of Employee Ownership event which explored what different approaches people take in order to make an employee owned business successful.   Continue reading “Employee Owned Businesses… What are they?” »

20 September 2013 - 10:08 am Are you socially driven?

Have you got an idea that could make a difference to the local community? Or want to learn more about what a social enterprise is? The Lab is back and is ready to inspire you and give you the skills to make your idea happen. Continue reading “Are you socially driven?” »

16 September 2013 - 11:05 am Enterpreneurial musicians listen up!

You all know that we love enterprising individuals at USE, but I especially love it when someone entrepreneurial from the arts department comes along!… Enter Tierney Kirby, founder of a new company called CBWSM (Contemporary British Woodwind Sheet Music)! Continue reading “Enterpreneurial musicians listen up!” »

3 September 2013 - 10:42 am The Return of Skill Build

Skill Build is our weekly lecture series in which we help you develop enterprise knowledge and skills. However, Skill Build is undergoing the biggest change in it existence. Continue reading “The Return of Skill Build” »

24 August 2013 - 10:54 am Enterprising Historians

One of the rewarding things about my job is meeting academic staff across the University who are doing exciting, enterprising things in their teaching.  I’m nosey by nature, and love to find out what people are doing in other departments.

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3 July 2013 - 10:44 am Gripple Employee Ownership Open Day

In support of National Employee Ownership day, a joint initiative of the Government and the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), our buddies over at Gripple are hosting an Employee Ownership Open Day.

The day, which will take place at The Old West Gun Works, will give attendees the chance to meet and chat to companies using the employee owned model.

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27 June 2013 - 10:46 am Can making a loss be a good thing?

Most people would say that making profit is the most important thing in a businesses but is this true all the time? Recently, I went to New York and found something really interesting in Times Square.. Continue reading “Can making a loss be a good thing?” »

7 June 2013 - 9:10 am Employee volunteering

Have you recently started a business or are you in full swing and looking for development? It may be important to you that your organisation gives back to the community, however big or small. If this is something you are looking to achieve then have you ever considered setting up employee volunteering?

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