Have you ever had an idea for a new business, but weren’t sure where to turn to try and get the idea off the ground? Or perhaps you’re concerned that you won’t be able to the right amount of support? The number of UK entrepreneurs is steadily increasing but there are many others that would like to join them in taking the plunge. If you are too, then log on to this Entrepreneur Special in association with Sage, which will feature a variety of guests who all have very different stories to tell.
Lorna Syson is a British designer who creates bespoke accessories, installations and framed designs. She first entered into the entrepreneurialism following 18 months of unpaid work after graduating into a tough economic atmosphere. Learning the hard way how to run a successful business Lorna has become a master of remote working and the pitfalls to avoid when in business and on the road.
Stu Anderson is an expert in Enterprise (particularly youth enterprise), Business Start Up and Entrepreneurship and a well-known figure in the UK’s business sector. Respected for a no nonsense approach, and providing real solutions and ideas from a sound background in business, enterprise and entrepreneurship, Stu’s advice pulls no punches.
Caroline Odogqu, from Business LaunchPad which offers practical, complete and personalised business guidance and support to young entrepreneurs, aged 16-30, who want to set up and run their own enterprise, has experienced first — hand the service that the charity gives to budding young entrepreneurs like her. She launched the She is You, a social enterprise that helps young women fulfill their potential to become positive, influential females in today’s society. Caroline and She is You aim to help young ladies through a series of workshops, events, one-to-one mentoring and work within schools.
And finally Emma Jones, one of the co-founders of StartUp Britain which aims to encourage more people to start their own business and support to existing businesses. She will be joining us to provide advice on how to use business community to support you in launching your business.