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Learn where you can access business startup funding from local experts in a free beepurple workshop

Join us virtually on Wednesday 9 February from 5:30pm – 7:30pm to find out more. Book your place now

FREE Zoom beepurple workshop on hype-free marketing tactics for students and alumni going freelance or setting up their own business

No research, no marketing, no sales: get your marketing working  using empathy, authority and story to build your customer base Wednesday 17 November, from 5.30–7.30pm BOOK your FREE place here https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/no-research-no-marketing-no-sales   Having recently launched their own new business, marketing expert Simon Batchelar @pallantdigital is perfectly placed to remind you of the importance of researching your…

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Ask the founder: join beepurple in a live chat with four amazing University of Brighton creative entrepreneurs and freelancers

Wednesday 10 November, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm, on Zoom Sign up here, it’s free: https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ask-the-founder   To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 (starting 8 November), beepurple are bringing together a panel of creative practitioners (all former UoB students) to discuss what it takes to start from scratch and build up your own company. In this…

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Start a Business as a Student with beepurple, the University’s entrepreneurship service

Did you know that the Careers & Employability team can help you start your own business or side hustle whilst you are studying? Each year, we support 100s of students and graduate to start up!

Brighton Tech Entrepreneurship Resilience

We are reaching out to alumni to hear how they have dealt with challenges and built resilience – and have asked them to share their ideas on how students and graduates move forward positively. Here alumnus of 2015 (PGCE Further Education and Training) and entrepreneur and Founder of Vixen Digital Ltd. Sean Carroll tells us…

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Enterprise with Meaning event 14th of November

Enterprise with Meaning-1dy12og The Bevy, the Community Pub in Bevendean, is putting on Enterprise with Meaning, a free event at BACA on the 14th November, 5-7pm. The event will be about introducing young people 16 – 25 to inspirational entrepreneurs who have established their own social businesses (like HISBE and Big Lemon) which are making…

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Work experience, competitions, business support and more – it’s all about The Employability…

Internships, competitions, awards, placements, business set up for international graduates, psychometric test trials, *more* competitions… no rest for the wicked, or indeed your spotlessly virtuous selves *ahem*.   10 November: Change 100 Webinar! Paid internships for disabled students & graduates. Change100 is a three-month summer internship incorporating a paid full-time role with a prestigious employer…

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Business Startup Summer Course

This summer, the beepurple team is hosting TWO courses. One, called UltraViolet, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to set up their own business or community project, and the other, called The Big 6, is aimed at students and graduates who would like to boost their employability, and develop six ESSENTIAL skills…

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Enterprise Ideas Competition – Top Prize £2,250

  As we’re such a generous bunch at the university, we’ve decided to throw a load of cash your way. “How much?”, you ask. £10,000 in total. “What’s the catch?”. There are many. Just kidding. Santander Universities generously provide the funding, and the prize money is awarded to the most innovative businesses ideas across 3…

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How can I think more creatively?

Creative thinking is a skill which we can all develop (Dyer et al., 2011). Consider it a muscle which we can flex. It is a process fuelled by conscious and unconscious insight: of generating ideas, concepts and associations (Serrat, 2009), and an ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated things – like a subconscious game…

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