How to start a business for under £5,000
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 www.bangor.ac.uk/careers or www.facebookcom/b-enterprising, or get in touch with the team:
Publication date: 31 May 2011