Thinking of starting your own business?

Following a successful Enterprise session on Friday (I will blog about this in more depth later), I’ve had a few queries from students about where they might find resources about starting their own business.

I would recommend a visit to which talks you through the basics of setting up a business with some useful links, including to potential funding opportunities and how to start-

There is great information about the different types of business on Prospects –

If you are interested in setting up a social enterprise (look at the link above to find out more) then have a look here –

And, finally don’t forget, if you are a current student or a Graduate Associate Member we have a workshop session on Wednesday 12th June here at HCA. This will help you discuss your business idea and create a mission and vision. Book here:


Short Courses – Business Workshops at HCA

This term, the short course programme offers a selection of Business Workshops with John Pring from Designbysoap Ltd, including ‘The Creative’s Guide to Working with Clients’ on 22 March, and ‘An Introduction to Data Visualisation’ on 12 April 2019.

Both workshops run between 9.30am and 12.30pm and cost £55. For further information please contact the Short Course Team by email.

Thinking of a Masters?

I’ve had a couple of Level Six students approach me looking for advice on MA courses. If there are any more students who would like to discuss what MA level study looks like, either around specific research ideas they have or just general advice, please let me know by email, and I’ll arrange a larger workshop.

I’m pleased to also let you know that initial graduate feedback around our ‘starting a creative enterprise’ short online course has been very positive. Please get in touch with me if you’re interested in trialling this course with them.


Save the date! Forthcoming Enterprise events

I’m delighted to give recent graduates and current L6 students notice of two forthcoming Enterprise events. These are:

Social media for Creative Marketing – May 10th

Creating the jobs of the future – May 31st

to If you’re a recent graduate of Hereford College of Arts these are free to attend. Please email me to reserve a place.

There will be one further Enterprise event in May, plus our regular Thursday lunchtime drop-ins. And, as always, if you’d like any particular support please let me know and I’ll do my best to arrange a workshop here in college.

Opportunity for recent graduates – visiting speaker to HCA

Edward Russell, brand manager for BBC and Wordwide will be coming in to talk about media and branding 13.00-15.00 tomorrow in room 117 Folly Lane Campus. Please email me at if you’d like to attend and you’re a recent graduate of HCA, . I can sign you in at reception as my guest.

(Apologies for the short notice but I only just found out details of the talk. Worth posting just in case. I am still developing a more formal programme of Enterprise events and there will be a sensible period of notice for these)