Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Start up Jargon/ Things you will definitely hear in a start up environment:

25 Aug , 2015  

The start up environment is a world of its own. Every start up will have a different culture, different set of values and different ways in which they approach business. One thing that is most common in start-ups however, is the terminology used in everyday conversation. You could think of it as its very own […]

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Entrepreneurship

What is it really like working as an entrepreneur?

8 Jun , 2015  

Working as an entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is no harder or easier than most other roles. Most wouldn’t agree with this statement. In fact, if you speak to most entrepreneurs they will say that being an entrepreneur is the hardest job going. Those that don’t know entrepreneurship often associate running your own company with flexibility, being rich and worry […]

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Common interview mistakes that don’t impress

19 Feb , 2015  

Start-ups attract a number of types of applicants for job roles. From new grads through to ex-consultants, career changers and aspiring entrepreneurs. Despite this, I find that the majority of applicants can’t explain or justify their motivation for applying to a start up. It is of key importance that an applicant can explain exactly why […]

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Entrepreneurship, Other

Deciding a career path after education

4 Feb , 2015  

Around 350,000 students graduated in the UK in 2014 and the next step for students is often a Masters, an internship or graduate scheme. However, these paths may not suit everyone and even if they do it is difficult to know which particular career path is best for you. One of the biggest issues students face, […]

Entrepreneurship

How to recruit and where applicants should be looking

29 Jan , 2015  

Recruiting is a two way process. Just as much as candidates struggle to find jobs that suit them, employers struggle to find candidates that suit their roles. In the start up world, recruiting can be a difficult operation. There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into making a detailed and thorough job specification […]

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Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Questions every candidate should ask in an interview

20 Jan , 2015  

What candidates often forget in the interview process is that the interview is just as much about the company pleasing the candidate as it is the candidate pleasing the company. Just as much as you may want the role, you have to think about if the company fits in well with your goals and values. […]

Entrepreneurship

Let’s all in Lean In, together

12 Jan , 2015  

The book Lean In is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can do, more specifically so in the workplace and in their careers. Albeit an amazing and informative book that provides a clear framework for getting ahead, unfortunately, Lean In lacks […]

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Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship events

How to put on a good event

6 Jan , 2015  

Event Rainmaking Loft

After being picked to give advice on what makes a good event and upon reading other people’s accounts I decided to give a full account of what really makes a good event. Here is the great article of 22 pieces of advice from Tech event organisers produced by Founders Grid. Before you even start with your […]

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Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Benefits of working in a start up

17 Dec , 2014  

Ping-pong, collaborating, flexible working, side projects and Friday beers; sounds like a dream. Working in a start up can often be considered as a great job. Depending on where you work there can be multiple benefits, however it’s difficult to know the norm in the start up world, and therein lies the problem – there […]

Entrepreneurship, Start up Life

Six things you learn in a start up

11 Dec , 2014  

the start up girl

In any job you would hope that you learn something new, even more so in a start up as there is always too much work and too few people to do it. Working on a multitude of areas in a start up means you learn a lot. Here are some tips to help progress you […]