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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Employment boost for students and graduates

By Henriette Reinders | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The University of Winchester is running a special Start Up Course for students this summer to boost their chances of employment after they have graduated. Part of the Inspiring Enterprise project, the University will be running a range of workshops, advice sessions, mentoring and networking events throughout the summer for those wishing to develop their […]

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Inspiring Enterprise project awarded £1.4 million extension

By Donna | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to share that the Inspiring Enterprise project has been awarded an additional £1.4 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund to continue its life-changing work in the Hampshire and Surrey area. The WSX Enterprise –led project, Inspiring Enterprise, helps unemployed people and people ‘not in work’, such as […]

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Mortgages for the Self Employed

By Donna | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

We often get asked questions about getting a mortgage if you are self employed. In this blog Inspiring Enterprise partner Val Buckingham from Fredricks Foundation explains the options. One of the misconceptions about the mortgage market is that it is now very difficult for self-employed people to get a self-employed mortgage loan in order to […]

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5 Disability Inclusion Tips for SMEs

By Donna | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guest blog by Esi Hardy. For small businesses, making your business accessible and inclusive for disabled employees to succeed may seem daunting.  We see the corporates, with their unlimited budgets spend on Diversity & Inclusion strategies without batting an eyelid. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard and it’s not as costly as you […]

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Participant Story – Kirstine

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

From a young age Kirstine had always loved jewels and gemstones, but it wasn’t until she undertook a jewellery-making course that she began to wonder if she might turn her passion into a business. At the time Kirstine was doing contract work as an organisational change manager but found this exhausting and stressful, and so […]

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