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Business start-up workshops in North Lancashire

Sharon Jackson freelance web designer, is working with Enterprise Nation to bring their Start Up Saturday workshops to the Morecambe Bay area. Holding the workshops once a month, she hopes to help local people in their quest to start a business.

What you can learn at Start Up Saturday?

· How to uncover your BIG Idea and research the market

· 5 points to include in a business plan

· The must-do’s – register the company and protect your brand

· Straightforward finance and easy budgeting techniques

· Set-up tips on office tech, furnishings and fashion!

· All things web – building a home online

· Simple sales roadmap and cold-calling made easy

· Make some noise! Successful marketing on a budget

· 5 essential social media tools and how to make the most of them

· Teamwork – how to grow the business without outgrowing the home

· Happy Customers and Balanced Business – you can achieve it all!

Where can you book?

Currently the workshops are being held at Trust Medical offices on Marine Road, Morecambe. The next workshop is Saturday 27th October 2012 and you can book online via Eventbrite at

The cost is £35 for a 5 hour workshop jam packed with information that will get you going with your business.


BBC Design Trainee Scheme

The 2012 BBC Design Trainee Scheme is opening soon. And you need to get your skates on if you want to apply, as the scheme is so popular that applications are only accepted between 18th June and 22nd July.
The opportunites last for 12 months and combine training, mentoring and work placements.
So if you are interested in make-up, costume, interactive deign or art department then check out

Fully funded opportunity to study at Cambridge University

Interested in studying for a second degree in the arts or humanities?
St John’s College, Cambridge are offering the opportunity to spend another 3 years in academia at their expense. The John Crook Scholarship covers all costs including fees and a grant of at least £1080 per month for living expenses.
You need to be:
– the first in your family to attend university
– demonstrate exceptional academic performance in your degree
– a British citizen
Call 01223 338789 to find out more or download an application form at

Researching employers

At yesterday’s Graduate Career Boost event at Furness College, Barrow, I talked about the value in dedicating time and effort to researching the organisations that you want to work for.
Here’s a recent article from The Guardian’s excellent careers pages on doing just that.
What’s your approach?

Travel Website Searches for New Writing Talent, the gap year jobs and volunteering site, is looking for students or recent graduates who want to get their writing published online. is an award-winning website, which has been helping young people find out about work and travel abroad for over 10 years, so this is a great opportunity to contribute articles, blogs or even Facebook updates, get published with a full credit, and add it to your work experience on your CV” explains co-founder Rebecca Jordan.

Interesting Job Opportunity in Lancashire

Applications to Lancashire County Council’s Technical Graduate Programme have gone live.

This is an opportunity to gain invaluable paid experience across a wide range of services and a number of professional areas over a 2 year programme. 
Benefits include hands on work experience and the opportunity to gain recognised professional qualifications/ Masters, paid for by the council.
So if you are interested in Planning/ Landscape, Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Laboratory & scientific work or Trading Standards check out the programme here. 
Closing date 14th May 2012.