Thursday, 28 April 2011

Start Up Saturday

Hello again!

Today’s post is about a great new initiative for anyone interested in working for themselves or starting a small business.

It’s called Start Up Saturday, and consists of 12 weekly classes, taking place on a Saturday morning, at a Staples store near you (hopefully!), that are going to cover a number of different topics related to starting a small business.

To whet your appetite, a couple of the course titles are “All things Web – building a home online” and “Make some noise! Successful marketing on a budget” but there really are a diverse mix of areas included and you can choose to attend all 12 sessions or dip in and out and book only those that interests you.

I think this is a great concept, it considers the fact that a lot of people looking to go into business for themselves are often working to a very limited budget and might hold down a full-time job prior to making that commitment, and you’ll get to meet other budding entrepreneurs along the way.

As always, to find out more, check out the link below, it explains where and when the courses are taking place and how to sign up, maybe now is the time to take the next step?

http://www.startupsaturday.com/

Monday, 11 April 2011

Growing Business

Hello again.

There are not many periodic print publications aimed at start ups and small businesses on the market today. This is probably due, in part, to the decline of printed medium and enormous growth in online content.
If you’ve not read Growing Business magazine, then I recommend that you take a look.
It is aimed specifically at small businesses and contains news, informative features and interviews with entrepreneurs who share their experiences and offer advice to others in business or those looking to start up on their own.

If you prefer internet based information sources, then Growing Business has just re launched its website, after a major overhaul (as usual, the link is below).
The website has the latest small business news, a number of “Sixty Second Guides” on specific topics, Entrepreneur TV – featuring more than 60 full-length interviews with successful entrepreneurs and information on business events happening around the country.
There is also a regular newsletter you can sign up to.

Whether your preference is printed publications or surfing the Internet, Growing Business is an excellent source of information for small businesses, I hope you find it useful.

http://www.growingbusiness.co.uk/