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Storm Cloud Theatre, Rosie and Rory’s Story….

By Donna | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Storm Cloud Theatre

  Storm Cloud Theatre are a brand new theatre company based in Winchester,  Co-directed by Rory Blincow and Rosie Lewis, They aim to focus on three aspects of theatre, workshops, networking and performance. They are working with Inspiring Enterprise to brush up on their business skills. I caught up with Rosie to find out how […]

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Celebrating Disability

By Donna | Aug 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspiring Enterprise Client Esi Hardy, the founder and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability is hosting her second free Disability Awareness workshop in Basingstoke on 25th August. Celebrating Disability is a disability equality consultancy with an aim to support businesses, education establishments and individuals to become confident and knowledgable around disability and disabled people. We do […]

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Looking to raise finance for your new business?

By Donna | Aug 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Not everyone starts a business following a ‘eureka!’ moment – many people decide they want to be their own boss then embark on a search for business ideas. To do this, of course, you need to ensure you find the right business for you. You also need to make sure you have sufficient funding in […]

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Business coach ready for business thanks to Inspiring Enterprise

By Donna | Jul 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are celebrating the success of a member who has gone from redundant to business owner thanks to input from Inspiring Enterprise. After being made redundant from a senior role in career coaching at the BBC, Jane Saunders is ready to launch her new coaching business thanks to the support from mentors and advisers at […]

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Barry Silcock’s Story

By Donna | Jul 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barry came along to an Is it for Me? Session in March and since joining the project he has registered as a sole trader and has started trading, I met up with him to chat to him about his story so far…   Tell us a bit about your business and where the business idea […]

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Employment boost for students and graduates

By Donna | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lindsey Birtwhistle, University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is appealing for recent graduates looking to start their own business to join a major project aimed at boosting business opportunities for people not in work. Inspiring Enterprise has received £1.45m of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities […]

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Examples of Social Enterprise

By Donna | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it can be difficult to know if an enterprise has a social element or not, so we thought we would compile a list of some of our favourite social enterprise around the country.   Community shops and cafes Hambledon Village Shop is the longest-established community run shop in South East England having opened in […]

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Checklist for Start Ups

By Donna | Apr 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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So you’ve thought about it and decided to go for it and start your business – Great! There’s a lot to consider, We’ve compiled a handy checklist to help you keep on top of everything.   Choose a business name. Something catchy and relevant, or maybe your own name Set up your legal structure – […]

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Employment Project Making a Difference

By Donna | Apr 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

         A major new project aimed at boosting business opportunities for people not in work is already starting to make a difference. This two-year Inspiring Enterprise project has received £1.45m of Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund money. The aim is to help 500 unemployed people in the New Forest, North […]

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Esi Hardy’s Story

By Donna | Mar 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Esi Hardy joined the Inspiring Enterprise project in January and has been working with our adviser Susan, who has been helping her get started. She has now registered as a sole trader, written her business plan, and has her website up and running. I caught up with her to find out a little bit more […]

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