Parents invited to board business bus to explore challenges of running your own business

Posted On 25 May 2016 at 11:07 am

A business bus will be pulling up in The Lanes today to help raise awareness of the benefits of running your own company.

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To mark the occasion, bloggers are being invited to take part in a blogathon by writing about parentreneurship in a bid to get the subject trending in Brighton and Hove.

The event in Ship Street is being hosted by the Mumpreneur’s Networking Club (NMC), which has been loaned the NatWest business bus for a tour of the south of England.

Claire Jones-Hughes from Brighton-based ClaritaCo Media, a MNC partner and herself a mum-of-two, said: “Parent bloggers have a wealth of experience not only with technology but also juggling work and family life, as many pro-bloggers are self-employed.

“We want to come together as a collective and hopefully prompt those thinking about taking the plunge into self-employed life to take action.”

The bus will be in Ship Street from 10am to 4pm. Also on board will be professionals who will share practical skills to get businesses off the ground.

Meanwhile, an Entrepreneurs Exchange event in Brighton last Wednesday evening (18 May) heard from HSBC and the founders of leading businesses about how their companies succeeded and the advice they wish they had been given.

HSBC’s Richard Bearman, Head of UK Small Businesses, was joined by Holly Tucker MBE, co-founder of website Not on the High Street; and Ambarish Mitra, founder of leading visual search browser Blippar.

Mr Bearman said: “Entrepreneurs in Sussex will be critical to the future economic prosperity of the city, achieved through new investments and the creation of more jobs.

“As part of this, it was especially pleasing to hear at Entrepreneurs Exchange the scale of the investments being planned, with many of the local entrepreneurs also having strong aspirations to grow their businesses nationally and internationally.”

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