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Precious Nights at the British Library | February 2020 edition

Precious Nights at the British Library is a monthly event that provides an opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their journey so far. The evening is about storytelling, connecting, honesty and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. It’s a lovely opportunity to build your…

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You can start a business, no matter where you started from!

For many years setting up in business was the reserves of the elite. Having a degree was pretty much a staple for starting something new, and you can bet big investors wouldn’t even look twice at some school-leaver trying to do it for herself. Now, though, things have changed, and internet capabilities alone are making…

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Movers and Shakers | Pareece Rose Sandiford | New Ground Creations

Seven years ago, Pareece Rose Sandiford founded New Ground Creations (NGC) a social enterprise helping young people and those that support them, to overcome inner-city challenges through leadership and business skills.    What drove you to start your own business? The passing of my four friends at 15 years of age, drove me to start…


How to create a compelling business plan

Your business plan will be one of the most important tools for showing to banks and investors, to show to relevant people who may be interested in working with you, and for yourself. So what makes a good business plan and what tools do you need to give it the spark it deserves? Create a…