Four top tips for starting a business following redundancy

If you’ve found yourself in the position of having been made redundant recently, could starting your own business be the answer to where your career goes next?  It may come as a surprise to anyone unfamiliar with startups to hear that up to 30% of new businesses have been founded in response to being made… Read more

Introducing our fourth cohort of businesses

As we approach our second birthday, we’re thrilled to share the details of the startups who’ve joined us for our fourth cohort.  This time, five businesses were successful in their application to our incubator, and have already begun to tap into the resources and support our programme provides.  You can find the full press release… Read more

How to establish your startup’s brand in four simple steps

Your brand is just a small part of establishing your startup, but a very important one, as it feeds into almost everything that you will do.  It is the recognisable name and style that embodies your business, from your values to your designs to your tone of voice, and everything in between. In this article,… Read more

Three top tips from our incubator entrepreneurs

There’s a tonne of benefits new business owners can access as part of our incubator, more than we could ever fit into just one blog. From insightful workshops and access to investors, to sharing your experiences, opinions and ideas with the other like-minded entrepreneurs on the programme, we provide a whole lot of knowledge to… Read more

How budding entrepreneurs can beat imposter syndrome

So, you’ve thought of a great new business idea. You can see how it could really take off and can’t believe no one else is already doing it. You try to imagine yourself launching the business and making it a success… but you falter. You have no experience of starting businesses and couldn’t possibly become… Read more

Three simple ways to overcome entrepreneur burnout as a start-up owner

Being in the midst of launching a business is an exciting time. You’re bringing your vision to life, and the possibilities can feel endless… … but so can your to-do list. And if you’re not careful, you can quickly burn out. Here are eight signs that you might be burned out: Eight signs you’re suffering… Read more

Meet the businesses taking part in our third incubator programme

We’re proud to announce that the third DCI programme is now underway.  We can’t wait to see how our current crop of local entrepreneurs develop their businesses over the next six months. Without further ado, here are the seven start-ups we’re supporting at the moment… First up is Doxa Consultancy, which is run by Sola,… Read more

Should I work for someone else or start my own company?

Contemplating a new career?  At this time of year you’re not alone, with research suggesting that one in five people are on the hunt for a new job in January. So, if your New Year’s resolution is to reinvigorate your career, you’ll be competing in a crowded job market. Depending on the industry you work… Read more