Starting your own business or freelancing
Make a start with an idea you want to get out of your head, increase the reach of your start-up or freelancing business idea or work with us to boost your employability skills to take into the work place.
The support available from our award-winning Centre for Entrepreneurship team helps you to research, plan and launch your start up and maintain or scale you an existing business.
You can be a current student or a recent graduate (for up to five years after you graduate) who wants to develop your confidence and leadership potential through taking the steps needed to start up. We offer you relevant, hands-on training and business advice.
Digital Incubation Hub
The Digital Incubation Hub offers you bite sized to more in-depth digital skills workshops, live webinars and trainings.
The range of digital skills offered focus on you, your leadership journey and those development areas you need to grow to shine in any business setting or start up business.
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Grow Club ‘virtual’ co-working space
We understand that learning new skills whilst juggling all that life brings to you can be a stretch sometimes the Centre for Entrepreneurship run a monthly ‘virtual’ clubhouse to give you extra support and insights into the topics on The NatWest Business Builder course. Recent graduates and current students attend this accountability group which uses coaching tools to help keep you on track and motivated to succeed.
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Join the Grow Club via: https://bit.ly/LJMUNatWestGrowClubs
A four day business skills and leadership development course runs annually. The programme is open to any student or recent graduates (within the last five years) with a genuine curiosity about starting up and passion to develop an idea using lean start up models, market research and pitching skills. You will be given time to develop the fundamentals of starting-up and build valuable network contacts with business leaders from across Merseyside.
1 – 4 March 2021
17– 20 May 2021
Apply now via https://bit.ly/LJMUStartUpSchoolApp
Deadline 12 noon 12 Feb 2021
We are proudly supported by the Bathgate Group and this support enables us to give grants to student and graduate entrepreneurs through our Bathgate Start-up Fund.
Grow your leadership and innovation skills through this fast pace, fun and interactive development programme for students and graduates who actively want the experience of working in teams using lean start up and agile innovation tools.
You will work together in small teams of three to five people to move an idea from a concept to a costed proposal through to pitching to customers, users and stakeholders.
Think Hackathon, meets Design Thinking idea jam using the UN Sustainable Development Goals to give you real world problems to build collaborative and impactful solutions for.
Students from all levels and learning disciplines are encouraged to apply.
The programme runs early summer break June – July each year.
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