Credit History FAQ’s

By Donna | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you starting a business and worrying about your credit history? You might have questions about how to improve your credit so you can apply for a loan or you may just find the whole thing confusing. Here Val Buckingham from Fredericks Foundation answers some of the most asked questions about credit history and how […]

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Entrepreneur Fights Sexist Office Dress Codes with Innovative New Shoe Line

By Donna | Oct 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
Zoe working at computer

Some great press for Zoe who has worked with Inspiring Enterprise to set up her business. A mother and entrepreneur is now aiming to set a new precedent for UK women’s office footwear. She has created a new line of professional flat shoes that offer comfort and style both. In 2016, Nicola Thorp was fired […]

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A Focus on Childcare for the Self-Employed

By Donna | Sep 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Val Buckingham answers some childcare questions for all you mumtrepreneurs out there….. Self-employed people may not realise that they are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare. While some government childcare schemes are not available to the self-employed, you may still be able to claim Tax-Free Childcare. Here, we explain the eligibility guidelines for the scheme, along with […]

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Inspiring Enterprise at Tea on the Lawn

By Donna | Aug 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Flowers arranged by one of our particpants at the Tea on the Lawn event

Aldershot Enterprise Centre’s annual Tea on the Lawn is a community andnetworking event attended by members of the community and local businesses. It is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other businesses whilst enjoying food, refreshments and a vintage singer in the open air in the middle of summer… ….This year it was […]

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Participant Stories – Sarah Hannibal-White

By Donna | Aug 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sarah is a Mumtrepreneur who runs her photography business and has been helped by Inspiring Enterprise at the university of Winchester. Here she tells us how Inspiring Enterprise helped her: “In 2016 I became a mother. The reality of trying to juggle a full time job in an independent boarding school with motherhood led me […]

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How do I pay back a student loan when I’m self-employed?

By Donna | Jul 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’re a student thinking about starting up on your own after graduation, or you have enrolled on our programme with Inspiring Enterprise Winchester, you may be asking yourself this very question. Val Buckingham from Fredricks Foundation has this advice for you… As a  small business owner, your student loan repayments will need to be […]

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Participant Stories – Samantha Browne

By Donna | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Samantha, is a registered practising psychotherapist, accredited with UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association) with a passion for working with youth and offers both short and long-term therapy to clients, drawing on several different theoretical approaches to suit her clients’ needs. While having relevant qualifications, skills and experience to offer her counselling services, Samantha joined […]

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Participant Stories – Margarita Madrid

By Donna | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Margarita Madrid believes passionately in empowering and inspiring people.  She is on a mission to help others live a happier life. Over a year ago she left her job as a corporate product manager. Now she helps people change their mindset, become more positive, and achieve what they want from life. “I found the corporate […]

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How can small businesses truly reach Generation Z?

By Donna | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guest Blog by Val Buckingham Just when businesses are beginning to get their heads around what is cool and necessary to reach a target audience, the goal posts move. Move aside Millennials, it’s Generation Z’s turn. Contrary to popular belief, Generation Z (numbers of which will reach 2.6 billion by 2020) aren’t kids. While the […]

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Participant Stories – Natalie Priest

By Donna | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

From a young age Natalie knew she wanted to be an animator. She loved art and drawing. In 2005 Natalie studied for a degree in animation. After graduating she was out of work for a long time, lost her passion for art and animation and her mental health suffered. Around 2011 she joined a local […]

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