Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013 in Rio will include a fringe event by the Cambridge Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Dr Joanna Mills is looking forward to it.
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To be an entrepreneur requires a clever idea, a passion and a degree of personal risk – but how do you know when a risk is worth taking? Carrie Bedingfield (pictured), founder of OneFish TwoFish, says her personal philosophy is not to invest money in people or systems that she can’t afford to lose. Carrie will be one of the panellists in a virtual open day being held by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge to give a taster session for its Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE) programme on 5th March 2013 11.00 – 14.00 (GMT).
Entrepreneurs can benefit tremendously by learning from other people’s experience successes and failures. The education and sharing becomes very relevant when you are living the same experience, says Dr Dominic Chan a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur and speaker at a recent CfEL event.
The drive for success can often mean entrepreneurs increasing their workload, but this may actually be counter-productive. In this follow up to ‘Five tips to make this the best holiday season yet . . .’, Jordan Milne talks about making some behavioural changes as an entrepreneur which can actually make you stand out from the crowd and enable the development of skills which could be far more beneficial for business success.
Gregg Fraley, author, speaker, innovation consultant and contributor to the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship talks about why Creativity is essential to entrepreneurial development and success. He asserts that creative thinking is needed for innovation and without it there would be no successful new ventures. In addition to offering advice, tools and tips, he encourages entrepreneurs to allow time for exploring and ideating in an imaginative way – turning on the faucet of imagination – to solve problems and create successful businesses.
Jordan Milne, a CfEL alumnus and serial entrepreneur, offers some advice on achieving a better work-life balance in our latest blog. He has some great tips for busy entrepreneurs during the festive season.
Our guest blogger, Carrie Bedingfield, the founder of OneFish TwoFish, talks about the need for entrepreneurs and startups to develop ‘super content’ to position the business with the right markets, raise awareness and grow the business.
For many years Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning has successfully utilised mentoring and peer learning as key elements for many of its programmes and activities that are directed specifically at nascent and novice entrepreneurs. Mentoring, of course, provides the opportunity for such novices to learn firsthand from seasoned and experienced entrepreneurial individuals. And, whilst we might all agree that entrepreneurship is not a solo activity, here at Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning we also have a firm belief that the learning for entrepreneurship should not be solo either and so we encourage collaborative learning, most often with diverse groups of peers.
The BBC’s Apprentice show has more of a focus on Entrepreneurship with participants competing for investment in their business venture but is it really reflective of the entrepreneurial journey and does this result in meaningful entrepreneurship with benefits for society as a whole?