Business

Things They Don’t Teach You At University

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I graduated in 2006 from Coventry University with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration but i had no idea how to freelance and start up on my own. It feels like a LONG time ago now but my course was based on lots of seminars, lectures and mostly set projects. It was an amazing place to experiment and learn…

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Business

Starting The New Year With A Plan

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As we approach the end of 2017, we make declarations of changes we’ll make to better ourselves in 2018. Whether we stick to them or not is a different matter. We reflect on the past year, ourselves and relationships in the hope to improve them and our lives in the future.   2017 Review So, let’s take a look at…

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Business

5 Mistakes I Made When Starting My Business

RUSHING INTO NAMING MY BUSINESS I started out with help from The Prince’s Trust and it was a bit of a rush to get a name for the business and start running it with the help they were giving. I went from my name, Dina Mistry to Wild Clove. It wasn’t until 2 years later I thought about how my…

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What You Give Up When You Start Your Own Business

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Most people think running your own business means you have ALL the time in the world. In reality you have less time than those in employment because you will always be thinking about work. Deciding to start your own business is like decided you’re going to have a baby. OK, maybe not quite so, that’s a little dramatic. But it is like…

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