Freelance February


This month signals the start of Freelance February, a festival ran by The Innovation Centre at DMU.  The festival offers a range of events which explore how you might become your own boss – by being self-employed, freelance, or starting up a new business.

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Among the various events is Local Start Up Stories, hosted by The Prince’s Trust.  This free hour-long session is designed for young people who want to turn their big ideas into a business reality. It is an opportunity to find out how The Prince’s Trust can support you moving forward, providing mentorship and funding to help you start your journey into self-employment or starting your own business.

Be inspired by inspirational speakers and young ambassadors who will be able to talk to you about their journey through The Prince’s Trust enterprise programme and meet one of their invaluable mentors guiding young people.

Local Start Up Stories will take place on Tuesday 19 February from 2-3pm at The Innovation Centre. All events must be booked in advance, you can book your free place via MyGateway.

What else is on for the month?

Monday 11 February



Building Your Personal Brand Online

Hosted by the Google Digital Garage

Monday 11 February


12:30– 1:30pm

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Hosted by the Google Digital Garage

Monday 11 February


2–3:30 pm

Self Promotion Skills – #IamRemarkable

Hosted by the Google Digital Garage

Tuesday 12 February

The Innovation Centre


Research for your Business Idea

Hosted by the Enterprise Team

Wednesday 13February

The Innovation Centre


Trading and Tax

Hosted by HMRC

Tuesday 19February

The Innovation Centre


Local Start Up stories

Hosted by Prince’s Trust

Wednesday 20 February

The Innovation Centre


What’s the difference between self-employment, freelancing and starting a business?

Hosted by the Enterprise Team

Monday 25 February

The Innovation Centre


When do you need an accountant?

Hosted by RSM – audit, tax and consulting

Posted on Friday 8th February 2019

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