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How to start a business for under £5,000

 Robin Bennett presenting to students, graduates and staff of Bangor University Robin Bennett presenting to students, graduates and staff of Bangor University Students, graduates and staff of the University recently learned how to start a business for less than £5,000 in a ‘Start-Up Smart presentation organised by the B-Enterprising Project at the Careers & Employability Service. The event was well attended by over sixty people from a variety of academic subject backgrounds and University departments.

The presentation was given by Robin Bennett, Managing Director of The Bennett Group and author of “Start-Up Smart; How to start and build a business for £5000.” Robin used his past experience of setting up several businesses to highlight the benefits of setting up a business on a small budget and with very little lending. He gave a comprehensive account of his successes and failures with different businesses as well as sharing his top tips for successful business start-up, in a relaxed and down to earth manner.

Five copies of Robin’s book were given to members of the audience in a randomly selected draw. The Muse Bookshop from Holyhead Road, Bangor, was also on hand to sell additional copies of the publication to members of the audience, and Robin held a short book signing after the presentation.

Lowri Owen, Enterprise Champion at Bangor University, said:

“It’s great to have an entrepreneur such as Robin Bennett presenting at Bangor University. His wealth of experience in business start-up was reflected in his practical advice to students, graduates and staff on starting a business with minimal lending; a message that is ever more relevant in today’s economic climate.”

The B-Enterprising project runs regular workshops, competitions and other events relating to enterprise skills and business start-up. For more information, visit or www.facebookcom/b-enterprising, or get in touch with the team:



Publication date: 31 May 2011