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Why not start your own business?

Have you considered starting your own business as a career option?

Believe it or not, there are no rules when it comes to your career path after you have finished university. Maybe you’re dreading the idea of working for someone else or having to work your way up from the bottom of a company. One solution to this is to start your own and be your own boss, this way the only person you have to answer to is yourself!

The skills you learn at university are just as applicable to creating your own business as they are to becoming an employee at an existing company. The great thing about going it alone is that you can decide what type of business to start up. Maybe during your degree you found a gaping flaw that you’ve got a solution to, or perhaps your lifelong hobby is bursting with commercial potential? There really is no end to the possibilities or avenues open to you when it comes to creating your own career; self-employment gives you the freedom to be creative and individual.

The University has a dedicated Enterprise Team on hand to support student and graduate start-ups in their quest to become their own boss. The team run yearlong initiatives to inspire and support you on your journey, offering workshops, speaker events, mentoring sessions and dedicated office space for the time when you are ready to launch. Each year the team also run an enterprise ideas challenge called ‘flare’ which attracts hundreds of applicants across the University, all vying for the £10,000 cash prize.  You can enter this up to 5 years after graduation.

The idea of starting a new company from scratch can be a daunting prospect but if you’re looking for a different route and have a dream you want to realise, take advantage of the support around you and take your career into your own hands!

Categories: Enterprise
  1. 30/09/2012 at 11:36

    I would like to start my own business.

    • Careers & Placements Service
      01/10/2012 at 09:03

      That’s great! I would suggest getting in contact with the Enterprise team (if you are a UH student/graduate) and they should be able to help you: enterprise@herts.ac.uk Best of luck!

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    17/11/2012 at 19:42

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