If you want to set up your own business, you’re probably one of the 200 people who’ve signed up already for our annual “Run your own business” panel event this Wednesday.
However, even if you’ve no intention of setting up on your own, but do want to go into the business world and need to demonstrate that elusive “business awareness” (particularly if you’re not doing a business degree), this is a way of starting to understand the language and business concepts which most commercial employers use.
Have a look at the range of entrepreneurs who will be on hand to tell you how they made it, and answer your questions:.
- A former stockbroker (and University of Manchester graduate) who left the city behind and is now a luxury shoe designer
- An etiquette consultant who features regularly on BBC radio, is often quoted in print media such as the Financial Times and Tatler and can claim television appearances on BBC1 and CNN.
- A serial entrepreneur; the director and owner of a number of brands and still studying for his Masters.
- A social entrepreneur whose company aims to make a profit while benefitting a Ugandan community and protecting the local environment.
- A recent Masters graduate who left school at 16 with no GCSEs who is now running a successful business consultancy whilst developing a software application for the construction industry
Just sign up via CareersLink and turn up on Wednesday 29th Feb at 2pm at Lecture Theatre 1.1, Kilburn Building
For more help on business/commercial awareness, have a look at our guide on the Careers Service website.