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    SPIRAL - E4A - Acting Like An Entrepreneur (Part 1)
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Interested in becoming an entrepreneur?  Thinking about developing a micro business or looking for an opportunity?  This session will look at how to think like an entrepreneur and  cover the key skills such as developing your business idea,  risk-taking and decision-making.  

The next session will begin on 30/06/2022 at 02:00 PM
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Duration 3 hours

Course Type Live Stream

Booking Status Now Booking

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Target Audience: Anyone across the university who is interested in developing the mindset and skills to become an entrepreneur.

This workshop is aimed at beginners who are interested in considering an entrepreneurial enterprise of any size.  You may or may not have an idea yet or you might have a fully developed business idea, the aim is to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and the key skills needed to find and maximise the potential of the opportunity.  Risk-taking, decision making and business development are all a key part of the skillset and these will be explored with discussion of  common pitfalls and success stories.  Digital Marketing and conventional business funding sources (e.g. Scottish Enterprise Growth Investments) and alternative financing routes such as crowdfunding and crowd investing.  

Fun, enthusiastic and empowering, this session is delivered by an experienced academic and entrepreneur and so is orientated to the university environment.   Contribution to the session by participants is optional, so those perhaps  just considering entrepreneurial activities for the first time are very welcome.  Local, national and international support available to experienced entrepreneurs as well as emerging entrepreneurs will also be comprehensively outlined. 

Course Outcomes/ Objectives;

  • Entrepreneurial mindsets  
  • How to find inspiration  
  • Get started with a business  
  • Get it off the ground in the simplest way.   
  • It covers the do’s and don’ts of starting a business  
  • How to create and evaluate a successful business idea. 
  • Business Development skills 
  • Evaluating risk 
  • Decision-making 
  • Accessing Support 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Business Funding 
  • Case Studies of successful businesses emerging from universities.   

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.


Delivered By: Dr Kate Smith of Credo Academy


None. This course will be recorded.