Business and Enterprise

Would you like to be your own boss? Want to start a business doing what you love? Or just want to become more enterprising?

The Career Development Service can help you develop your business ideas, grow your network, gain real business experience and find funding to get started. Lots of students have made successful businesses during their time at University and you could be one of them!

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Our interactive Blackboard module is designed to give you tools and resources
to help develop your ideas whatever stage you’re at. It’s packed with toolkits, presentations and webinar developed to help you to learn what you need to know as you need it. Complementary workshops will begin from 15 February - see above.

Enactus Student Society
Apply practical skills to develop local and international social impact projects designed to improve people’s lives. Using business principles, you can work in a
team to develop projects which range from empowering the unemployed to re-enter employment, to international projects that can change entire communities. Join here.

Other ways we can help:

Get started with your idea

If you have a great idea but are not sure how to develop it we can help you.  From one to one business coaching to virtual learning programmes, find out how we can help you to develop your idea here.

Looking to develop a business which trades to tackle social issues, improve the community or environment?  Find out how you can start a social enterprise here.

Are you an international student looking to start your business in the UK?  Do you have an innovative  idea which has high growth potential? You may benefit from the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa Scheme

Connect with the Start-up Community

Building a network of like-minded people who can help, support and challenge you is essential to making your idea a reality.  Here are some ways you can connect with Leicester's thriving Start-up community:


Grow your business

Once your idea has been established you will be ready to grow your business, build your profile and enhance your sales - we can help.

Enter Start-up Competitions

Competitions can be a great way to test your concept, secure funding, enhance your profile and grow your network.  Take a look at the latest opportunities here.

Success Stories

Hear from University of Leicester students who have achieved entrepreneurial success.

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