Entrepreneurship

Laois to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day October 12th

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October. All 31 LEOs, including Local Enterprise Office Laois are behind the initiative and together, they jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs ...

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Frugal entrepreneurs too risky for majority of angel investors

Startup founders should be prepared to put their money where their mouths are if they want to secure investment from business angels, according to research. In a study of UK established investors – often known as business angels – 87 per cent said they would find it too risky to back an entrepreneur who had not made a significant financial ...

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Indigenous entrepreneurship is all around us | Jay Edwards for IndigenousX | Opinion

Indigenous business is at the forefront of change and innovation in Australia. Indigenous vision and entrepreneurship give our people the power to enrich our culture for ourselves and share it with the world. Over the years we have had countless black performers travel across the world to show their dances, body paintings, language and culture. We have Indigenous people sharing ...

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I chose entrepreneurship for happiness — TIE Clothing boss

Temitope Idowu Temitope Idowu, a trained agricultural engineer, after years of searching for a job, decided to start a TIE Clothing business. In this interview with RUTH OLUROUNBI, she says being an entrepreneur is a learning curve, but glad she’s on the journey.   Can you tell me about your business? The name of my company is Tie Clothing and ...

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Entrepreneurs of Aggieland gather for their First Look event | Life & Arts

On Sept. 27, StartUp Aggieland, a program in the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, hosted its first event introducing new business pitches and network opportunities. Blake Petty, director for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, said the event was the first look at the teams that applied for StartUp Aggieland and the first time they could pitch their business ideas. “So it’s ...

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2 NYT bestselling authors talk entrepreneurship in Philadelphia – Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia Business Journal 2 NYT bestselling authors talk entrepreneurship in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Business JournalTwo New York Times bestselling authors were in Philadelphia last week to discuss ways to encourage creativity and innovation among employees. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, and Chris Guillebeau, who wrote The Side Hustle, joined …

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Local News: SHS students develop products in workshop (10/1/17)

Spencer High School students participated in a creativity and innovation workshop in their entrepreneurship class on Friday. The students selected random items and were tasked with repurposing the items into another product. The students came up with ideas ranging from a multi-lure system for fishing to a portable kitchen that is carried in your pocket. (Pictured) A panel of ...

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Party’s ever-improving governance gives renewable power to economy

Du Jinxing, 88, was among 55 business leaders in east China’s Fujian Province who made a joint appeal in newspapers asking for free entrepreneurship 33 years ago, one of the strongest drives for market-oriented economic reform in China.[Special coverage] The former head of the Fuzhou Electric Wire Plant attended a meeting of Fujian entrepreneurs organization last week to discuss the ...

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How we can win: Canada needs to encourage, not punish, ambitious entrepreneurs

The Gazelle Shortage For years now, the federal government has been trying to get Canadians to diversify away from our dependence on natural resources by building new kinds of companies — bigger, bolder ones that can compete internationally and win. The government promotes entrepreneurship via a tantalizing smorgasbord of federal and provincial grants, loans and tax incentives for start-ups — ...

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MANAGING UP: ASSEMBLY AND THE NEW ACTIVISM by Michael Hardt

October 2017 “TAKE POWER, but differently.” This exhortation—one of a series of resonant proposals at the core of political theorists’ Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s new book, Assembly—could hardly be more timely. As an emboldened Far Right threatens all-too-familiar methods of violence, and a fractious Left debates strategies of opposition, Assembly investigates the vital question of how the energies of ...

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