Whether you want to be the next Richard Branson or simply want to make money doing what you love, LUSU involve can help you start a business from scratch.
LUSU involve gives you the opportunity to set up your own business and get involved in enterprise activities. We are here to give you support and guidance, help you to test out ideas and even access start up funding. Each term we run a number of events designed to help you make your idea a reality.
The experiences I have had while working with involve…have helped me see the real side of business and the hard work that is necessary to make it succeed
Kath Embling, founder of Lick-O-Wrist Jewellery
- Start Up Funding – we offer you the chance to get money to make your idea a reality!
- Campus Based Workshops – our workshops are run by people who are some of the best in their area and are actually doing it!
- Contacts - business professionals and highly successful entrepreneurs who are looking to work with you!
- Support and Guidance – a dedicated group of people that have a lot of experience in supporting students to set up their own businesses.
- One off events - to give those students who want enterprise experience without setting up their own business
Uncertain about getting involved? Hopefully these reasons may help.
Fun - Attempting to make your idea a reality is extremely exciting and satisfying for both you and us. We enjoy doing it and are passionate about it and so are the students we work with. You will meet some amazing people through our workshops and events.
Money - we are not here to encourage unrealistic dreams – not all of the students we work with are successful in bringing their ideas to fruition and those that do are not always successful in business. Thats ok – its to be expected. For those that are successful however there is the opportunity to make a healthy amount of money. And all of them agree that making money your way beats doing it someone elses way!
Skills Development - you will be given the oppportunity to attend workshops designed to equip you with business skills and knowledge in a very short period of time. Not only will you be developing new skills you will also get the experience to back them up! Oh and everything you do with us goes towards the Lancaster Award!
Support and Guidance - For many students the idea of attempting to set up their own business alongside their degree will seem like madness. Its actually one of the best times to try! Not only do you have little to lose you will recieve our support and guidance the whole way. Even when you graduate and for up to 2 years after that we will be there to help you.
Getting a job - it may be that you don’t want your own business forever but you do want the experience. Thats great! Imagine sitting in an intervew and the interviewer asking you what else you did besides your degree. Imagine being able to say “I set up my own business and it suceeded/failed and I picked up a lot of skills and experience and thats why I would be invaluable to you and your company”. What a powerful statement!