Networking is intimidating. Approaching strangers, introducing yourself and discussing business isn’t many people’s idea of fun. Networking is however, one of the most vital ways of gaining valuable contacts in business. Many success stories originate from two likeminded people meeting at a networking event.
In 2015 research found that 24% of students were running a business alongside their studies. With this in mind we hosted a special blog series around student entrepreneurship where we hosted blogs from five successful Shell LiveWIRE winners who all started their businesses as students.
Michael McLeod won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award for his business UniGreenScheme in October 2015 before going on to be shortlisted for the 2015 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In case you have been living under a proverbial rock, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about big data. It’s in, it’s new and it’s been branded as the latest hype. But what is it, and how can we make the most of it? And more importantly, does today’s data have the potential to lead us to a smarter future?
If you ever find yourself at a point when you’re thinking about starting a business, there are some points that are important to consider. Innovate UK have compiled a list of four top tips that will help your company succeed where others have failed.