Meet our new marketing intern- Emma Gray!

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I have recently graduated from Edinburgh Napier University where I studied communication, advertising and PR for three years. I am an avid wine drinker, huge smiler, social media, PR and fashion enthusiast…oh and a bit of a daredevil! I am thrilled to be the latest member of the ESpark team.  The experience I will gain…

Networking with purpose!

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I plug myself into every single business & entrepreneurial network I can. I register with so many I sometimes forget who they are,  what they are and where they are. They range from Edinburgh University Alumni Clubs (I didn’t go to Edinburgh Uni) to dinners with The Entrepreneurial Exchange. My thinking is attending or getting…

What we learned on our internship with Mo’s Cookie Dough

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Kirsty Bryson and Becky Smykala, two recent graduates from the University of Glasgow, completed a 12 week internship this summer with Mo’s Cookie Dough. In this blog, they discuss what it has been like to work for a start-up based in ESpark. Thoughts on ESpark? Being an intern with a start-up is a great experience,…

Top tips for success in e-commerce

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Innovate Jim Duffy, CEO of Entrepreneurial Spark, says: “E-commerce offers access to a global audience of potential customers but there is lots of competition online, so you have to stand out. Innovate with your business model to make your product sticky.” A great example of this, says Duffy, “is the current trend in subscription-based sales,…

Whatever Tomorrow’s Outcome, Flexibility is the Future!

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It’s the eve of the referendum of Scottish independence, and in the run up to the event, Flexiworkforce CEO and founder Tracey Eker has been meeting with politicians from both sides of the  the campaign in order to discuss the ways in which flexible working will be of benefit to Scotland both within the UK or as…

From Mum to Mumpreneur- Catharine’s story

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After having my second child I found myself in a situation that I am sure many can identify with; I needed to have an income but with nursery fees for two children I “couldn’t afford” to return to employment. I had always wanted to be self-employed, and with a career in Sales & Marketing was…

Pizza firm grabs a slice of pub action

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“A SCOTTISH pizza company has signed a major deal in the food service sector which will see its products available at more than 400 pubs across England. Eat Balanced, which aims to make its products healthier than alternatives already on the market, declined to specify the exact value of the contract but indicated the agreement…

Life is a journey not a destination.

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Welcome to Entrepreneurial spark Life is a journey not a destination.  We have all heard this before but I had not realised how applicable it is to the life of an Entrepreneur.   My name is Stephen Rowan and I am the Director of Cameron Alexander vehicle storage and transportation. I am currently on a journey…