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Top Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

Top Tips for Budding Entrepreneurs

With help from smallbusiness.co.uk, we’ve put together a list of our top tips for getting started as an entrepreneur and how to ensure your success from the outset. 1.Do your Competitor Analysis well Is there actually room for you to compete in this space? Can…

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Croydon Tech City

Croydon Tech City

Image: http://croydontechcity.com/ Croydon’s reputation as the ‘Silicon Valley of South London’ is quickly growing, and helping your business join the growing local economy of tech based companies is Croydon Tech City. Here at CELF, we like to help our local businesses find other networks that could…

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The Silicone Valley of South London

The Silicone Valley of South London

UHY Hacker Young have published a report detailing the fastest growing economies in the UK, and we’ve topped the list! London regions dominate the list, as Croydon’s digital & creative companies lead the way. There’s no better time to join this pioneering local economy and…

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The Case for Female-Led Start Ups

The Case for Female-Led Start Ups

According to research from Harvard Business Review, women-led enterprises can actually have a higher return on investment for venture capitalists. Although US based, this fascinating piece of research is a worthwhile read for anyone looking to start an enterprise. The Croydon Loan Fund is here…

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The Future is Social Enterprise

If you needed any more convincing to get involved with social entrepreneurship. We are the future: “Friedman wrote about the emergence of social entrepreneurs in 2005 and never has the concept sounded more appealing. With a planet threatened by climate change, overpopulation, limited resources and…

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The Rise and Rise of Social Enterprise

The Rise and Rise of Social Enterprise

According to a report released by Social Enterprise UK, social enterprises are going to grow and multiply, contributing x million to the UK economy each year. But what IS a social enterprise I hear you cry? An operating business that serves to make a sustainable…

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