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SEO – Digital marketing series

January 27th, 2021|Comments Off on SEO – Digital marketing series

We often get asked about digital marketing in workshops and 1-1 sessions. What people often don’t realise is just how broad the topic of ‘digital marketing’ can be. For example, do you mean email [...]

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Create a business plan in just four weeks

January 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Create a business plan in just four weeks

We've optimised the Propeller Enterprise Programme for online learning. The Propeller Enterprise Programme is the core set of workshops offered by Propeller and aims at those interested in starting a business. Previously split into [...]

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New Flightpath unit shows what to do for your first freelance job

January 15th, 2021|Comments Off on New Flightpath unit shows what to do for your first freelance job

Unit 5 looks at 'starting your freelance journey' and is full of useful advice and resources for your first customer. We've added to our online platform for developing freelance skills, Flightpath. This new unit [...]

Why would anyone want to be an entrepreneur?

November 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Why would anyone want to be an entrepreneur?

Owning a business seems risky, but 8% of the working population take it on. That’s about 1 in 12 people. Some people are just born to do it. What’s your impression of entrepreneurs? Do you [...]

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Support for Artists: Toolkit for Youth Dance Facilitators

October 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Support for Artists: Toolkit for Youth Dance Facilitators

Propeller Spotlight: Blue Moose Dance Company Following the completion of the Rural Steps project in North Yorkshire, Blue Moose Dance Company have created a legacy document to help Youth Dance Artists. The toolkit includes [...]

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The Vintage Baker Brings Bespoke Cupcakes to Lancashire

September 10th, 2020|Comments Off on The Vintage Baker Brings Bespoke Cupcakes to Lancashire

Propeller Spotlight: The Vintage Baker   Where Did The Vintage Baker Come From? International Hospitality Management student Amelia Sutton has turned her final year coursework into a fully-fledged business in [...]

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New Resilience Bands’ Proceeds Go To Local Trauma Support Services

August 14th, 2020|Comments Off on New Resilience Bands’ Proceeds Go To Local Trauma Support Services

Propeller Spotlight: GLC Resilience Coaching When working on a business there are many challenges and mental wellbeing is one that is often overlooked. Gemma Margerison, owner of GLC Resilience Coaching, wants to change that with [...]

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New Independent Record Label Sets Up in Preston

July 29th, 2020|Comments Off on New Independent Record Label Sets Up in Preston

Propeller Spotlight: Beached Records Beached Records is a new, independent record label based in Preston. This label focuses on experimental composition where the artists’ context is just as important as the final product. Set [...]

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Two UCLan Student Businesses Awarded £1,000

July 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Two UCLan Student Businesses Awarded £1,000

Following a delay to regular operation, the Propeller Enterprise Award finally took place in July, seeing two student businesses rewarded with £1,000 each. The Propeller Enterprise Award is offered by UCLan’s service for enterprise & [...]

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10th Business started during lockdown with the help of Propeller

June 16th, 2020|Comments Off on 10th Business started during lockdown with the help of Propeller

Propeller Spotlight: Beer Candle UK Beer Candle UK brings new life to limited edition artwork from local breweries. Since it's popular for breweries to commission unique artwork, it would be a pity to throw [...]

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Propeller Spotlight: Meet the Owner

April 7th, 2020|Comments Off on Propeller Spotlight: Meet the Owner

Chiko Chupa – Meet the Owner Background Chiko started Meet the Owner back in November 2018, alongside co-owners Arnold and Obed. Meet the Owner provides marketing support for businesses, including creating and planning social media [...]

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Self-employment Support During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Lockdown

April 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Self-employment Support During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Lockdown

UPDATED 4th May UCLan Propeller are offering  guidance to UCLan students, staff and alumni regarding business support during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The Governments support so far in these difficult times has been unprecedented [...]

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Propeller Networking – Making Money with 5 Business Drivers

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Propeller Networking – Making Money with 5 Business Drivers

@M4TCH8OX Jaan Scott from Matchbox Associates Limited joined us this week to discuss how you can use the 5 key business drivers to leverage growth and profit from your business. Knowing how your business functions [...]

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Top 5 Books for Start-ups: World Book Day 2020

March 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Top 5 Books for Start-ups: World Book Day 2020

As children dress up as their favourite book characters and many people batten down for a day of solid reading, we asked our team what books they would recommend to start-ups. Craig [...]

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Propeller Spotlight: Preston PA Services

January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Propeller Spotlight: Preston PA Services

Propeller have some amazing clients and we’re proud to support the work that they do. Here’s just one of them! Preston PA Services A flexible, high-quality service saving you time. Background Preston PA Services offers [...]

New workshop for Spring 2020

January 8th, 2020|Comments Off on New workshop for Spring 2020

Propeller have been collaborating with the iLab for some time, with Madeleine Melling and Luke Nelson both running Bite-sized Briefings. Members of the Digitalplus team, Madeleine delivers a workshop on Social Media for Business, and [...]

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Propeller Networking: From UCLan Alumni to Agency Owner

December 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Propeller Networking: From UCLan Alumni to Agency Owner

For our last Propeller Networking event of 2020 we heard some great advice from George Thompson, founder of the Mammoths – a creative events agency with a twist. The agency consists of 2 full-time employees [...]

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Propeller Enterprise Award Winners – Autumn 2019

December 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Propeller Enterprise Award Winners – Autumn 2019

The panels took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week and now that the winners have been informed, we are delighted to let you know that we have given out 9 awards this term. The awards range [...]