We’re joining the Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 campaign to help as many people as possible 'make it happen', so take a look at how you can turn your idea into a reality and become your own boss...
To get started, Virgin StartUp has created a special Global Entrepreneurship Week business plan template. Download this plan to:
- Validate your idea
- Get guidance videos from a business advisor to help you complete it
- Give yourself a blueprint to follow, to help you launch your business
Good luck, and remember, "Building a business is not rocket science; it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity." Richard Branson.
We've also got a host of other guides to enable you to make your ideas happen. From how to get funding to harnessing the power of innovation in your organisation.
If you have a great idea, what should you do with it? How can you overcome the barriers, accelerate it and turn it into something that really works?
We spoke to the world's best inventors, creatives and entrepreneurs to see how they made their ideas into a reality.
If you've got an idea you're happy with and have downloaded the business plan above, you may need a little help putting together the best case for your business.
If you find yourself in that situation, check out these handy video tips from Virgin StartUp business advisor Ben Keene.
There’s a whole host of events happening all over the world this week, aimed at everyone from first time entrepreneurs to more experienced business leaders. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best across the UK, South Africa, Australia and the US...
What are the best countries in the world for entrepreneurs to make it happen in? What impact does age, gender and family tree have on the chances of your start-up becoming a success? A new report has taken a close look.
This week across the Virgin Group...
With Premium Economy designed as a dedicated space for start-ups and entrepreneurs, all this week (and up until December 31st) Virgin Atlantic are offering two free months of WeWork Commons Starter membership to those who book Premium Economy flights. The airline has also launched an innovative scheme to give Dedicated Ad Space to the fledgling businesses that need it most.
Advice from the experts...
In this week's addition of The Virgin Podcast we speak to one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs and (almost) our favourite Richard. Here Reed gives us the lowdown on how he and his friends were able to make their ideas happen.
He has some fascinating and hilarious stories behind the early days of Innocent, which offer a unique insight into the life of a fledgling entrepreneur.
If you've already made it happen and turned your ideas into a fully functioning business, how do you keep the innovation flowing? We asked Richard Branson, Megan Smith, Tony Fadell and many more leaders in their field.