Category Archives: Inspiration

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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The Power of PR with Journolink

PR, or Public Relations, is one of the most powerful forms of marketing for your small business, particularly if you are working to a tight budget (aren’t we all?). “If I only had two dollars left, I’d spend one dollar on PR.” – Bill Gates Not only is PR more effective than advertising in magazines,

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Diary of a Start-Up: The Alchemist Cocktails’s Kirsty Gurr on Her 6 Month Milestone

Six months ago, Kirsty Gurr became our 1,000th start-up loan recipient, founding her very own business The Alchemist Cocktails. We’ve been following her progress through our ‘Diary of a Start-Up’ blog series where Kirsty shares with us insights into her journey as an entrepreneur. We caught up with Kirsty to find out what month six

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Create Your Online Shop with Shopify

Are you thinking about selling your products online but don’t know where to start, or don’t want to pay a web developer a stack of cash (that you probably don’t have)? Well, Shopify could be the solution. Even if your coding skills leave a lot to be desired, or are none existent, Shopify is user-friendly

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