Starting a Business Careers Presentation - St Edmunds School Canterbury

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Careers advice presentation on the option of starting your own business, presented by Josh Whiten of Webscape Marketing at careers morning for St Edmund's School Canterbury in June 2014

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  • Own a digital marketing agency
    Age 42
    Live in Folkestone
  • At St Edmunds from 1986-1990, Watson House
    Studied Art, English, History A level
    Ironically one of new not to do business studies or economics
    Gained unconditional place at art college during 6th form
    Not a model pupil, CAVALIER
  • Went into marketing by accident
    Had several jobs then launched first business in 98
    Then specialized in digital marketing; a new frontier
  • Get to do cool things
    Started several businesses
    My job didn’t exist 10-15 years ago
  • Although some things never change
  • ASK…
    What’s good about starting your own business?
    Never been easier Make money Be your own boss Flexibility Fulfilment Make things better
  • ASK…
    Risk Loneliness Hard work Long hours No time off Irregular income
  • Arrogant Passionate Make things simpler or better Creative problem solvers, ideas driven Inspire others to believe
    Handle rejection Prove others wrong Tolerant of risk Willing to Fail Overcome adversity Twitchy
  • If you are thinking of starting a business, these are my tips…
  • Starting a Business Careers Presentation - St Edmunds School Canterbury

    1. 1. My Background
    2. 2. My Journey
    3. 3. Not a Model Pupil
    4. 4. Started at the Bottom
    5. 5. Now Doing OK
    6. 6. Some Things Never Change
    7. 7. The Benefits
    8. 8. The Downside
    9. 9. Qualities of Entrepeneurs
    10. 10. Some Words of Wisdom
    11. 11. 1. Get Work Experience
    12. 12. 2. Spot a Niche
    13. 13. 3. Exploit new opportunities
    14. 14. 4. Stick to Your Goals
    15. 15. 5. Be Ruthless
    16. 16. 6. Tolerate Risk
    17. 17. 7. Fail Fast
    18. 18. 8. Do it with Others
    19. 19. 9. Hire Talented People
    20. 20. 10. Watch The Social Network
    21. 21. Questions?

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