Free Mentor Support for Small Businesses

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Are you a small business owner feeling overwhelmed from the challenging weeks of lockdowns and uncertainty? Would you benefit from industry expertise, entrepreneurial advice, or just general support? We are here to help. In response to the unbelievably difficult time small businesses have been facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we here at IOEE in collaboration […]

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Our New IOEE Academy Sheffield Hallam University Business School

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Congratulations and welcome to our new IOEE Academy Sheffield Hallam University Business School! With one of the top business schools in the country, Sheffield Hallam’s entrepreneurial ideologies are set on real world experience with endless support for student start-ups. If that wasn’t enough, their new goal is to spread the enterprising spirit University wide with […]

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Mental Health in the Workplace

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What a more important time to raise awareness than after a year of lockdowns and pandemic stress. Whether you’ve been working from home or socially distancing at work, the year of uncertainty has been tough for us all. Mental health should be brought to the forefront of business now more than ever, the important question […]

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SME Centre of Excellence Joins the IOEE Community

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A big welcome to another of our new arrivals the SME Centre of Excellence! The SME Centre of Excellence is the leading SME support hub which aims to use their programs to provide businesses with the right tools they need to survive and thrive in enterprise. Since joining us as our most recently approved IOEE […]

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Rise of Student Enterprise

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Are students the new pioneers of online enterprise? After the year marker of fluctuating national lockdowns and covid hysteria, it is important to reflect on some positives that have come out of this dreadful pandemic. This year has caused employment rates to skyrocket, making it even harder on recent graduates to leave University with a […]

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Welcome Back to the University of Worcester!

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Welcome back to the University of Worcester, who have recently successful reapproved as an IOEE Centre of Excellence! We spoke to Dr Karen Bill who currently works in the Marketing and Enterprise Department in the Business School at the University and has an extensive background in enterprise and entrepreneurship and recognised nationally for her contribution […]

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Springing Into Action With Mentoring

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The IOEE Lloyds Banking Group Covid-19 Response Mentoring programme was created to support small and micro businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis which has impacted many businesses across all sectors within the UK.  In this article, we speak to Lloyds Banking Group mentor, Alick Jones, Regional Agricultural Manager for the North of England and Social […]

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Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The UK government, in consultation with industry, has produced ‘COVID-19 secure’ guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The new guidance covers 8 workplace settings which are allowed to be open, from outdoor environments and construction sites to factories and takeaways. This sets out practical steps for businesses focused on 5 key […]

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Keeping your business healthy in this time of crisis

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Be a Control Freak!  It may be a scary prospect to think about digging in to your finances but burying your head in the sand really wont help!  The quicker you get your head around what’s coming in and going out of your business the easier it will be to manage going forward.  It may […]

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Tips For Working From Home

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Home working or working at home with your partner, husband or wife is something new that a lot of people are suddenly having to get used to. It can be slightly weird and isn’t always easy if you don’t know how to survive the first few days, weeks and possibly months. Here are some top […]

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The 6 Principles for Overcoming Entrepreneurial Adversity

Make that adversity work for you. Every entrepreneur knows what it’s like to face problems and adversity. It comes with the territory, and includes cash flow challenges, fickle customers, belligerent investors, and unpredictable economic downturns. The most effective entrepreneurs tackle these one at a time without losing their stride or their passion, and many secretly […]

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What is Considered Good Mental Health?

Mental health is often misunderstood and used to describe poor mental health. Instead, mental health should be referred to as you would when talking about physical health. Mental health is just as important as physical health and we should always try to avoid things that make our mental health decline and try to keep our […]

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Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2019 Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce our shortlist for the SFEDI & IOEE Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2019. Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year The Royal Agricultural University Kick Off In Business Eat That Frog CIC Enterprise Made Simple Enterprise Educator of the Year Giuditta Meneghetti Alan Murray Andrew Baird Enterprising Learner of the Year Shankar Jalota […]

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6 Things you didn’t know about entrepreneurs

1. It gets lonely at times! Until you get around to employing other people, business owners are on their own. Don’t be disheartened when friends and family don’t demonstrate the same enthusiasm for your enterprise as you do, you need to prove your company’s value and worth to get even the closest people to you […]

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10 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Create a routine Routines can make us much more productive in the long run. Even if it takes you time to get into your new routine, if it’s well thought out and provides you with realistic daily opportunities to achieve the tasks you need to, a routine is the way forward. Keep the mornings for […]

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New IOEE Digital Offices Open!

The IOEE has opened a new office in the North East, just outside of Newcastle, to house its digital operations. The office is based at [email protected], a collaborative hub for small businesses at the coast in Whitley Bay. The new office will be home to the current digital team as well as two new digital […]

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It’s about time!

The month of March saw International Women’s Day 2019 celebrated and IOEE Centre of Excellence the University of South Wales held a partnership event called “It’s About Time!”. The event involved well over 100 women who own businesses in South Wales and was based on ongoing research with women who are entrepreneurs and mothers with a […]

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IOEE Spotlight: Raj Burman

We speak to IOEE Fellow Raj Burman this month to get an insight into some of the fantastic work Raj is currently involved with and some of the reasons he felt it important to become an IOEE Fellow. This month we’re looking at some of the brilliant work IOEE Fellow Raj Burman is involved with. […]

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IAB Awards 2018

Back in early December we were thrilled to be attending the International Association of Bookeepers Awards 2018 as a sponsor! The event itself being help in the Terrace Room overlooking the Thames, first to the stage was Fabian Hamilton MP, as praised the work of the IAB, its professional members, students and centres around the […]

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New Apprenticeships Campaign: Fire It Up

A new national apprenticeship campaign is now live: ‘Fire It Up’ will help raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds and the positive impact they can have for apprentices and employers. The new campaign includes national TV and social media adverts, and a new website […]

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Making Tax Digital

If it hasn’t already been on your to-do list then it definitely should be by now! Believe it or not it’s now less than 90 days until the first phase of the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation comes into effect for VAT. MTD will come into effect on Monday, April 1st, 2019 meaning that […]

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Is your business ready for Brexit?

The UK is due to leave the EU at 23.00 GMT on Friday 29 March, 2019. This date can be extended if the UK and all EU members agree, but it remains the key milestone and has been put into British Law. In the time leading up to this date, the UK and EU continue […]

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Physicist Brian Cox addresses African knowledge Exchange Conference at IOEE Centre of Excellence, LSBU

London South Bank University, in partnership with the Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN), played host to a symposium on the theme of ‘popularising science in Africa’ on Saturday 8 December. Renowned physicist, Professor Brian Cox (pictured above left, with student Sohail Jassemi Moosavi) gave the keynote address, in which he spoke about his involvement in […]

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Otherboard: Leaders are not alone

Otherboard is a company that champions creativity, providing creative management advice for people running creative organisations, based on the wealth of knowledge and experience of its founder and CEO, IOEE Member Louisa Pau. Louisa has ‘been there and done that’, forming Otherboard so she could pass on everything she learnt from setting up her own […]

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