The Cube, the University's business creation and growth service, has organised a series of events to support students and graduates to become budding entrepreneurs and to start up their own businesses.
If you're interested in attending a session, then please book your place via the above link.
Wednesday 28 October, Wednesday 11 November, Wednesday 25 November, Wednesday 9 December (14:00-15:00) | Top tips for budding entrepreneurs
This is an opportunity for students and graduates to drop in and join like-minded entrepreneurs, from various stages of business - from having a new idea to fully fledged businesses.
The session is an open forum, so you can ask questions or just listen to others chat about many topics such as sales and marketing, costing and pricing, pitching and selling, funding and investors… and much, much more. Keep on top of the latest business information and join in.
There will be an expert Business Adviser present at the session to answer any questions.
Tuesday 10 November, Tuesday 8 December (14:00-16:00) | Plymouth Patent Library 1:1 appointments
PatLib offers students and graduates information on all aspects of intellectual property (IP), including patents, copyright, trade marks and designs, helping you to understand and exploit your IP and free assisted patent, trade mark and design searches for start-ups and small businesses.
Half hour bookable appointments are available from 14:00-16:00.
Thursday 12 November, Wednesday 18 November (10:30-12:00) | The Cube Social Enterprise Explained
This session provides an overview and examples of a social enterprise. You may be wondering what social enterprise really is; simply put – social enterprise is business with a social conscience... but there is more to find out! Join us for more information, case studies of local social enterprises, funding a social enterprise business etc. from an expert in social enterprise. This session will be delivered via Zoom.
Thursday 12 November, Thursday 10 December (09:30-17:00) | Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants Business Start-Up and Development 1:1 appointments
An opportunity for students and graduates to access the professional support of a representative of Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants for advice and guidance on business start-up, finance and funding.
One hour bookable appointments are available throughout the day from 09:30-17:00.
Thursday 19 November, Thursday 17 December (10:00-12:00) | Ashford's Solicitors Business Legalities 1:1 appointments
An opportunity for students and graduates to access the professional support of a representative of Ashfords LLP for advice and guidance on business start-up and development legalities.
Half hour bookable appointments are available from 10:00-12:00.
Tuesday 1 December (13:00-14:00) | Writing a business plan - where to start?
Are you daunted by the thought of writing a business plan? Think about your business plan as a detailed road map. You know where you want to go with your business, you just need to write down the directions using some tools to get there. Let's go through the basics of how to write a business plan.