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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 [...]

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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 Networking: The Only Six Steps of Selling You Need to Know

November 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Propeller Networking: The Only Six Steps of Selling You Need to Know

At this week’s Propeller Networking, Alistaire Jama from Kennedy Ross Associates enlightened us on his 6 personal steps to selling: Plan, Reach, Obtain, Connect, Elaborate, Secure. What makes someone good at sales? Some people have [...]

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Innovation and Enterprise Showcase – UCLan Business

July 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Innovation and Enterprise Showcase – UCLan Business

We had a special Propeller networking event this month – inviting not one speaker, but ten! Various UCLan Business projects gathered in one place to explain what they do and how they can help other [...]

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Co-ops and the Preston Model: Propeller Networking

May 16th, 2019|Comments Off on Co-ops and the Preston Model: Propeller Networking

If you couldn’t get to this week’s networking event, you missed a very informative session. Have no fear, this quick read will catch you up on the highlights. In brief: Dr Julian Manley gave us [...]

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How to Do Your Own PR with Mary Murtagh

March 14th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Do Your Own PR with Mary Murtagh

What’s it all about? We had quite a good turnout at networking this week – to no surprise! Gaining newsroom insights from the like of Mary Murtagh is an incentive and a half! Did you [...]

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Building Value into Your Business

January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Building Value into Your Business

With Cheryl Jones, Managing Director of nxo Communications Working towards a future Despite the early start, the first Propeller networking event of 2019 was lively. Cheryl Jones, Managing Director of marketing and communications company nxo [...]

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Advice From an Entrepreneur (or three)

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Advice From an Entrepreneur (or three)

This week we had three incredible, local entrepreneurs at our networking event sharing their journeys. We had Salma Chaudry from The Halal Cosmetics Company, Kieran Fletcher of Funda and Karen Livesey of Child Sexual Exploitation [...]

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You’ve Missed the Big Ideas Challenge!

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on You’ve Missed the Big Ideas Challenge!

We know how it is, busy lives and deadlines, but you missed out on one hell of an event! Students from across different faculties came together in teams to develop new business ideas and gain [...]

Propeller Hub Grand Opening

October 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Propeller Hub Grand Opening

The new space This week has been a special week for the Propeller Team as we have officially opened our new incubation space! On the 4th Floor of the Media Factory, the Propeller Hub a [...]

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What’s the difference between copyright, trade marks and patents?

October 18th, 2018|Comments Off on What’s the difference between copyright, trade marks and patents?

So, what is intellectual property? Unlike material goods, intellectual property (IP) cannot be touched – it covers things like images, writing, branding, films, software and inventions. Basically, if it’s something you’ve created, it *should* be [...]

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Propeller Networking – Online Security Essentials for Businesses

October 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Propeller Networking – Online Security Essentials for Businesses

According to Louisa Murphy from Lancashire Police’s Digital Investigations Unit, 50% of crime is cyber or internet related nowadays. That’s a lot. But what sorts of things count as ‘internet related crime’? Well, the biggest [...]

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Propeller Networking September – The Future of Business: The Value of Social Enterprise

September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Propeller Networking September – The Future of Business: The Value of Social Enterprise

The changing values of different generations comes up a lot. One of the hot topics for businesses of late has been the growing concern for social and environmental responsibility. Even large companies are trying to [...]

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Propeller Networking July – Enterprise Support for You and Your Students

July 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Propeller Networking July – Enterprise Support for You and Your Students

With most students back in their hometowns during the summer months, July’s Propeller Network event focused on staff members. Enterprising is not just about starting a business – it’s about understanding, thinking like a business [...]