The Cube workshop presentation

Supporting you at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey

The Cube has organised a series of events to support students and graduates at every stage of your entrepreneurial journey – from an idea to a fully-fledged business. If you're interested in attending a session, then please book your place using the links below or via myCareer and search for The Cube Events.  
Recent feedback on the support includes: “What The Cube is doing is phenomenal. The deep insights that speakers bring to the webinars really help. The team that is selecting the speakers is doing a great job. Before Plymouth, I had spent 3–4 years in the entrepreneurship space and finding this type of realistic and practical insight is tough. I learned a great deal about entrepreneurship, thanks to The Cube.”
Not sure what support is best for you? Need some general start-up/business development guidance? Then book a Self-employment / Business Start-up advice and support 1:1 appointment with Claire Wallace, Student Enterprise Manager, via the Appointments tab on myCareer.
During the semester The Cube will be holding regular student and graduate drop-in sessions in the Careers and Employability Hub, Charles Seale-Hayne Library.
Please drop in and see what support we can offer.
Tuesdays 12:00–14:00 and Wednesdays 14:00–16:00
 
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    Business Launch Club – Thursdays, 17:30–19:30

  • Corporate Sabotage Escape Room!

  • Intellectual property 1:1 appointments

  • TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants – Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

  • How do you get noticed with digital marketing on your social media?

  • TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants – Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments

  • Ashfords Solicitors – What are the legalities you need to consider when starting a business?

  • What are business values and how you do define them?

  • Ashfords Solicitors – Business legalities 1:1 appointments

  • Digital marketing and web development 1:1

  • Marketing and branding 1:1s

  • Nervous about networking? What are the strategies and skills to network more effectively?

  • Jenna Hyde – Social media and marketing 1:1s

  • Intellectual property 1:1 appointments

  • Brent Treloar – Business advice and guidance 1:1 appointments

  • How can you sustain your energy while performing at a high level?

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Monday 26 February (09:30–12:15) | Intellectual property 1:1 appointments | Room 204, Marine Building
Bookable 45-minute appointment with Dr David Mozley, University Intellectual Property Manager. An opportunity to get information and guidance on all aspects of IP, including what the different types of protection are, what is protectable and what protection might you need.
Tuesday 27 February (09:30–12:30) | TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants – Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Virtual
1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning.
Wednesday 28 February (12:00–13:00) | How do you get noticed with digital marketing on your social media? | Virtual
This session covers ways in which social media can be utilised via content creation for engagement, clear communication and building rapport with your audience, whilst also promoting what you do! The session will also cover some website design, basic SEO tips, and so much more. 
Thursday 29 February (09:30–12:30) | TS Partners Ltd, Chartered Tax Advisers and Accountants – Financial planning and business advice 1:1 appointments | Student Hub Room 3, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
1:1 advice and guidance to help you start or develop a business, become self-employed or freelance. Also advice on financial management and planning.
Friday 1 March (12:00–13:00) | Ashfords Solicitors – What are the legalities you need to consider when starting a business? | Student Hub Room 3, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
This informative workshop for students and graduates with Ashfords Solicitors will cover the basic legal information you need to know before starting a business, freelancing or becoming self-employed. Covering: types of business, setting up a business, sole traders/freelance – what to consider and procedure, limited companies – what to consider and procedure, and regulatory requirements. 
Wednesday 6 March (12:00–13:00) | What are business values and how you do define them? | Virtual
This session is about getting to the heart of business values you want to cultivate. How to define them, and how to intertwine them into your business. 
Thursday 7 March (10:00–12:00) | Ashfords Solicitors – Business legalities 1:1 appointments | Student Hub Room 3, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
An opportunity to access the professional support of a representative of Ashfords LLP for advice and guidance on business start-up and development legalities.
Monday 11 March (12:00–13:45) | Digital marketing and web development 1:1 | Virtual
A 45 minute 1:1 consultation on how to grow your business online with Elliot Forte, digital marketing consultant and web developer. His areas of focus as a consultant are search engine optimisation, online advertising, remarketing and email promotion. He is also an experienced website builder using Shopify, WordPress, and other technologies.
Tuesday 12 March (14:00–15:45) | Marketing and branding 1:1s | Virtual
Join Laura Greenland, an experienced marketing and branding consultant, for 45 minutes of 1:1 support. This session is perfect if you're tackling the branding or marketing strategy for your start-up business or if you're considering embarking on a freelance career. Come armed with plenty of questions and leave inspired for your next steps.
Wednesday 13 March (12:00–13:00) | Nervous about networking? What are the strategies and skills to network more effectively? | Student Hub Room 3, Charles Seale-Hayne Library
A transformative workshop with John Harvey from The Samphire Club on effective networking. Learn the strategies and skills needed to build meaningful connections that can propel you towards your personal and professional goals. Networking is not just about collecting business cards; it's about building genuine, mutually beneficial relationships that can open doors to new opportunities. This workshop is designed to help you master the art of networking and turn connections into valuable resources.
Wednesday 13 March (12:00–13:30) | Jenna Hyde – Social media and marketing 1:1s | Virtual
Get answers to all your burning questions about how get social media working to promote you and your business. Which platforms to choose? How often to post? What content to post? Jenna can answer all these questions and more.
Monday 18 March (09:30–12:15) | Intellectual property 1:1 appointments | Room 204, Marine Building
Bookable 45-minute appointment with Dr David Mozley, University Intellectual Property Manager. An opportunity to get information and guidance on all aspects of IP including what the different types of protection are, what is protectable and what protection might you need.
Monday 18 March (14:00–16:45) | Brent Treloar – Business advice and guidance 1:1 appointments | Virtual
Brent draws on his unique practical experience to help you see your business and its potential in a practical way that’s relevant to businesses of all ages and sizes. These sessions will allow you to see your business in a very different way and offer practical steps towards business success!
Wednesday 20 March (12:00–13:00) | How can you sustain your energy while performing at a high level? | Virtual
Working for yourself can take substantial energy. This session focuses on how techniques to sustain your energy while running a business or performing at a high level in the workplace.
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8 February – 21 March | Business Launch Club

You must be available to attend all on campus sessions on Thursdays between 17:30–19:30.
  • Thursday 8 February | Testing your minimum viable product (MVP) 
  • Thursday 15 February | Finding your customers/clients 
  • Thursday 22 February | Web design/development/marketing including social media/digital presence
  • Thursday 29 February | Funding and investment/tax and legalities/managing your finances 
  • Thursday 7 March | Sales in business/networking 
  • Thursday 14 March | Business roadmap/pitching 
  • Thursday 21 March | Pitch your business for £3,000 Santander funding
Business Launch Club

This six-week intensive programme is designed to get student and graduate businesses with growth potential, investment ready and launched. 

Apply here

Tuesday 20 February | Corporate Sabotage Escape Room!

11:30–18:30, Student Hub Room 3, Charles Seale-Hayne Library | Bookable 1 hour sessions throughout the day
You and 2–6 others are top executives of a promising start-up, and suddenly, you discover a web of deception and sabotage by a competitor company. How do you beat them to launch your product?
This experience has been designed by Escapism Plymouth to ignite your creativity, critical thinking and teamwork abilities. Immerse yourself in a realistic corporate environment, face real-world business dilemmas, collaborate with your peers on strategy and sharpen your problem-solving skills under pressure. Enhance your decision-making abilities in a dynamic setting, develop strong teamwork and communication skills. Think on your feet and adapt to changing scenarios.
Escape Room, February 2024
Get ready to put your entrepreneurial instincts to the test in a high-stakes scenario.  
You can book as an individual to join in and work with others, or enter as a team of up to six with your friends. Please note that all members of a team need to book onto the same time slot. 
 
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