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Bees in Action!

By Aaron Devoy

This month’s article will focus on Edward Kibosek, co-founder of ‘IT SKILLS FOR RURAL KENYA’ (Its4RK). Edward is one of many current members applying their skills in real situations. Its4RK is a charity completely operated by volunteers, whose main aim is to provide computers and computer training to rural areas of Kenya. They are currently working….

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Marketing in the Facebook Generation

Wednesday 18th February, “Marketing in the Facebook Generation” was presented by Alfonso Comitini of Use8. Alfonso highlighted how the internet has radically changed the way we conduct business, by creating new channels alternate ways of working. This has resulted in an expansion of market niches as physical space is no longer a limitation, and we’re starting to see a shift from a seller-driven to buyer-driven world. Audiences have fragmented and consumers...

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You can get free one to one expert business advice from beepurple’s very own business advisor Ian Goodyer
 

Beat the Recession!

The economists have started using the dreaded ‘R’ word, and the headlines are full of grim reminders that we are in global economic downturn. Times to come will be tough, but there are things you can do now to help your business to survive the recession or you can turn this turbulent time into a business opportunity.

By Aneta Smaga, continue reading this article

 
     

Read all about it… Help for City Businesses

Brighton & Hove City Council has launched a recession relief package - Business Lifebelt - created to provide immediate and carefully targeted support to small and medium-sized businesses in the city.


‘Business Lifebelt’ will offer practical help and solutions to a range of businesses and sectors in the city, aiming to help them survive the economic downturn..

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Up Coming Events
Protecting Your Idea

Wednesday 13th may, 5.30 - 7.30pm,
Mithras House room 228

Intellectual property, often known as IP, allows people to own their creativity and innovation in the same way that they can own physical property. Come to this workshop to find out:

  • What IP actually is
  • Where the IP lies in your business idea
  • What the true cost of careless talk can be
  • The steps you should be taking right now to protect your business idea

Visit our events page for more details on forthcoming events

 

Entrepreneur Top Tips

Provided by Ed Wray, creator and managing director of BarbeSkew:

Check whether your business idea will sink or swim by challenging it against the 7 business road-tests from the book:

The New Business Road Test: What Entrepreneurs and Executives Should Do Before Writing a Business Plan (Paperback) by John Mullins

 

 
 
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