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The Graduate Entrepreneur

When I graduated from University back in July 2017, I had no idea what I was going to do next but I did know what I didn’t want to do… I wasn’t prepared to move to London and leave my beautiful home town behind. I also knew that I didn’t want to just jump into…

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR CREATING A GREAT STORY

By Manfreda Cavazza  In my last blog I discussed why storytelling content is on the rise. Today I wanted to give a few practical tips on how to create a great story and why it will help you connect with your customers.  1. Remember the five Ws: No story is complete if it doesn’t answer…

Stepping into the Unkown – A personal perspective on setting up a new business

We’re so pleased to have awarded the inspiring Gina of Precision Poise our November Member of The Month and we thought we’d use this opportunity to hear a bit more from the lady herself. We’re so delighted to have you as our Member of The month Gina, could you tell us all a bit more…

Raising Money for Your Business

At The Collective we are all about collaborating with and supporting independent businesses. The Real Eating Company  is one such business. It was founded in 2004 by Helena Hudson and today she has 6 sites across the south coast of England. Helena has built a business that celebrates the cities it serves creating jobs for…

Lucy Ashworth Snowdrop Trust

Love & Business Goes Together Like…

Love and business, love and business, goes together like… Around 1.4m UK companies are now run by couples and, according to recent research*, this growing number of entrepreneurial couples in Britain are part of a wider trend towards more family-owned businesses with a whopping 4.7m family-run businesses now in existence in the UK. The Collective…