Tag Archives: Networking

15 September 2015 - 2:25 pm Sheffield’s entrepreneurship festival just £15 for students

MADE festival is back for 2015 and is embracing Sheffield’s student population by offering concession tickets for just £15 (usually £50). That’s a pretty good deal and here’s four reasons why you should think about taking it, whether you’re a student or not. Continue reading “Sheffield’s entrepreneurship festival just £15 for students” »

24 August 2015 - 4:53 pm A trip to London

What do a pirate themed children’s bookshop, a restaurant (actually two), Russell Brand’s café, a digital media company and an online radio station have in common? This is a slight trick question as there are two answers: one, they are all social enterprises; and secondly, they were all stops on a recent social enterprise networking/inspirational day out to London organised by the Enterprise Zone.

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2 September 2014 - 10:04 am Using Linkedin to find employment after you graduate

Finding employment after you graduate is far from impossible. As long as you put yourself out there and are proactive in your approach there’s no reason why you won’t succeed.

Graduating can be daunting. When I left university I didn’t look for a job because I decided to start a business. However, when it failed I was at a point where, for the first time in my life, I had to actively search for work. Clients aren’t easy to come by, and while I was (and still am) a business owner, my clients are essentially my ‘collective bosses.’ Continue reading “Using Linkedin to find employment after you graduate” »

7 September 2013 - 11:16 am Meeting up post Startup Weekend

It’s now two months since we ran the last Startup Weekend in Sheffield and we’re already planning the next one in November. But it’s not just about running the weekend and that’s it. We wanted to keep up some momentum this time between events. How do we do that? Through meetups of course! Continue reading “Meeting up post Startup Weekend” »

28 May 2013 - 11:24 am Networking in Sheffield – some dates for your diary

If you want to develop and grow your business, networking is a generally accepted way to do this. Now, I think I know what you’re thinking… I’m not a massive fan of the idea of networking either. It’s the agenda of it… the walking into a room with a list of aims in the back of your mind of who YOU want to speak to, what YOU want to get out of the event and what can this room of people do for YOU? It all seems very forced and a little bit, dare I say it, undignified? Well, this is sort of how I used to feel. It’s got a lot easier over the years and after reading a lot about the rules of networking, I decided to ignore most of them and follow a few of my own rules to help me feel a little bit more comfortable at networking events.

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