Be Your Own Boss seminar series

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Designed to cover everything you need to know to take a bright idea from concept to reality, these free one-hour evening seminars are for students and staff who want to find out more about the world of business and entrepreneurship.

Where to begin?

How do I protect my ideas? How do I market a new business or product? How do I balance the books? How can I test my idea out? Where can I get funding from? How do I stay inspired?

Meet our speakers

Delivered by expert practitioners who are also successful entrepreneurs in a wide range of fields, these seminars will give you invaluable hands-on tips and advice for launching your big ideas into a crowded marketplace.


There's also time after each seminar to network and enjoy refreshments with our experts and other like-minded people.

Quotes from Anglia Ruskin students

"Business running skills are crucial to all, particularly engineers with our kind of thinking and training.”

“Managing finances, creating business plans and spotting new opportunities were frightening before I started on the Be Your Own Boss seminars now I have gained a lot of confidence.”

“Each element of the series is vital for any business growth, I have seen my business ideas take shape after the series and have moved from just dreaming to acting.”

“I have run an online radio station for 10 years and could not grow it but now with the skills acquired we are able to move beyond the technical/engineering skills to running the station as a business.”

“Enrolling for the seminars has been the best thing I have done for myself in the past year and would encourage everyone who is serious about business to enroll so that their dreams become a reality."

List of events

Seminar Series






Events: Date and room: Date and room:
What’s it all about? 12 Oct 2016, Que 101 13 Oct 2016, Lab 006
Spotting new opportunities 19 Oct 2016, Que 101 20 Oct 2016, Lab 006
What makes you so special? 26 Oct 2016, Que 101 27 Oct 2016, Lab 006
Managing the money! 2 Nov 2016, Que 101 3 Nov 2016, Lab 006
Testing the water 9 Nov 2016, Mab 404b 10 Nov 2016, Lab 006
Communication expertise 16 Nov 2016, Que 101 17 Nov 2016, Lab 006
Starting a social enterprise? 23 Nov 2016, Que 101 24 Nov 2016, Lab 006
The power of video marketing 30 Nov 2016, Mab 404b 1 Dec 2016, Lab 006
Marketing in the new age 7 Dec 2016, Mab 404b 8 Dec 2016, Lab 006
Corporate life hacks & power-ups 14 Dec 2016, Mab 404b 15 Dec 2016, Lab 006
Round up! 8 Feb 2017, Mab 404b 9 Feb 2017, Lab 006
Going it alone 15 Feb 2017, Mab 404b 16 Feb 2017, Lab 006
Protecting your ideas 22 Feb 2017, Mab 404b 23 Feb 2017, Lab 006
Now what? 1 Mar 2017, Mab 404b 2 Mar 2017, Lab 006

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