Category Archives: Inspiration

New Music Project in Huddersfield Thanks to Global Diversity Positive Action

Huddersfield-based community group Global Diversity Positive Action (GDPA) is – with the help of local volunteers and businesses – transforming a former town centre bank into a space for music making. The GDPA helps disadvantaged young people from the local area that are not in employment, education or training – as well as young offenders

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Mega Milestones: Loan Recipient CreateLondon Reach £1m Milestone

CreateLondon is a full-service event production house based in London founded by Tom Scott in 2014 after receiving a £6,000 loan from Transmit Start-Ups. Fast-forward to today and the agency has reached its £1m turnover milestone and works with industry-leading brands & agencies from around the world to create original, engaging productions that cross digital

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Are Take-Away Apps a Good Marketing Option for Your Restaurant?

Online food ordering apps have revolutionised the takeaway scene in nearly every major city around the world. From a customer viewpoint, they make it easy to research restaurants, order and pay for food, conveniently delivered right to their door. This no doubt brings a swathe of new customers to establishments who may not have ordered

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Entrepreneur Interview: Meet Self-Employed Creative, Ben Myers

Not all entrepreneurs have a ‘eureka’ moment. The idea that you need to have a single, unique and tangible idea to go it alone successfully is a common misconception. We caught up with Ben Myers, a self-employed author, poet and freelance journalist – simply doing what he loves. Interview: Ben Myers   With irons in

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Startup Graveyard: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Following on from my update on LinkedIn about Startup Graveyard recently, I was reading about Exec, a house cleaning service that users could book from their iPhone or the web (it was closed then bought by Handy for $10 million). This next content about Exec is taken from Startup Graveyard. ********************************************************************** EXEC -Raised $3.3 million in 1

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Entrepreneurial Footballers: Horses, Houses and Hotels

We all love football right? Well, some of us do and some of us don’t but we’d all probably agree that most professional footballers, in the higher leagues at least, get paid too much money these days (Carlos Tevez recently signed to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for £615,000 per week, which is £32m per year). Most

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Apps & Tools to Increase Your Productivity (and Sanity)

A while ago we posted an article about tools that we use on a regular basis to make us more productive and organised in our work lives. As entrepreneurs we are always incredibly busy so any web or mobile apps that help us save time and increase productivity are always going to be a good investment. In

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From Durham to Dubai: Entrepreneur takes Franchise Business Global

After starting up her business in Durham in 2010, Transmit Start-Ups supported entrepreneur Angela Sterling has seen her franchise business, Lingotot, expand into Dubai. Lingotot is a foreign language education provider that teaches over 10,000 children each week a variety of languages including French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Mandarin through its classes. The Lingotot Dubai

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Diary of a Start-Up: Month 8 for Entrepreneur Kirsty Gurr

After winning the ‘Start-Up of the Year’ award at the Start-Up Loan Company’s annual awards in November, our 1,000th start-up loan recipient and founder of The Alchemist Cocktails, Kirsty Gurr, let us know what she had been up to in December. “November was an amazing month and winning start-up of the year at the Start

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Strength in Numbers with FSB

You probably have already heard of Federation of Small Business (FSB) but are unsure what it is and how it could help your business. Established in 1974, it is a membership organisation for small businesses across the UK and currently has around 150,000 members. It sounds simple enough, and it is, but you probably aren’t aware

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