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Intro: Build your Skills
The English Channel: Build your Skills is the ideal platform for new entrepreneurs, those entering the world of work, and for all who want to expand their knowledge and skills.
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"Don't do it on your own, get as much support as you possibly can."
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Witness Sessions: Social entrepreneurs giving testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations.
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Tomas Diez, from Fab Lab Barcelona talks about the potential in open hardware and the maker movement as a driver for digital social innovation, and how it helped him and his co-founders to develop the Smart Citizen Kit, a tool that enables citizens to measure and share their own environmental data.
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"I've got a three-year-old boy and actually the ability to spend time with him is really, really important to me."
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"How can you run a business if you don't have a plan of what it is you're going to do?"
The English Channel: Build your Skills is the ideal platform for new entrepreneurs, those entering the world of work, and for all who want to expand their knowledge and skills.

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The Career Pack
Tips and insights into how to start your own business and build a career
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What's it like being a female digital entrepreneur?
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Taking the first steps into an online business
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More people are self-employed in the UK than ever recorded, with 4.6 million Brits now free from the rigid constraints of traditional jobs.
Tips and insights into how to start your own business and build a career

Career

Entrepreneur
The Entrepreneur Pack explores ways of starting your own business, including raising funding for a start-up business and tips on pitching your business idea.
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This is Innovate UK’s essential advice and tips on securing funding. Whether a startup, small business or SME make sure you watch the video and subscribe to our channel for more funding advice.
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Irene Bejenke Walsh, Director of Messagelab provides tips on how to prepare a pitch for investors, partners or customers.
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This is Innovate UK’s 2nd installment of the essential selection business tips and advice series. This video covers tips on pitching for investment. Whether a start-up, small business or SME make sure you watch the video and subscribe to our channel for more funding advice.
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Looking for the freedom and flexibility to do what you love, whilst living life to the full?
The Entrepreneur Pack explores ways of starting your own business, including raising funding for a start-up business and tips on pitching your business idea.

Entrepreneur

Skills Builder
The Skills Builder Pack offers different advice; from finding work-life balance to how to make better decisions
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Witness Sessions: Social entrepreneurs giving testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations.
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Leaving a Nine to Five
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Coding isn't that tricky
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For most people, being a vet is a full-time job, a would be running a magazine, 'Reprobait' or being an actress.
The Skills Builder Pack offers different advice; from finding work-life balance to how to make better decisions

Skills Builder

Communicate
Communication is not just about how you present yourself to others, but also how you talk to yourself. Either way, The English Channel has what you need
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Can art help you find your voice?
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Mentoring - a helping hand from here, to there
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SBTV have teamed up with NCS - a programme run across England for 16 and 17 year olds dedicated to building their Self Belief
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SB.TV have teamed up with NCS - a programme run across England for 16 and 17 year-olds to encourage and foster their self belief
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Do you need to improve your public speaking or presentation skills?
Communication is not just about how you present yourself to others, but also how you talk to yourself. Either way, The English Channel has what you need

Communicate

Innovate
New ideas don't just appear; sometimes they need a little help. And when you do get them, what should you do with them?
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We all know sometimes it's hard to access the right networks to be able to take your ideas to the next stage. Innovate UK is here to help you take your ideas to the next stage..
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‘DECODE’, is a groundbreaking, EU-funded project, led by the Technology and Innovation Office at the city of Barcelona and delivered by a consortium of 14 European partners.
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What are Startup Studios? What are their benefits? What challenges do they face?
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Tomas Diez, from Fab Lab Barcelona talks about the potential in open hardware and the maker movement as a driver for digital social innovation, and how it helped him and his co-founders to develop the Smart Citizen Kit, a tool that enables citizens to measure and share their own environmental data.
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Should innovation be for the people, by the people, with the people?
New ideas don't just appear; sometimes they need a little help. And when you do get them, what should you do with them?

Innovate

Inspire
Life and work can be a struggle. Here we've collected some videos on how to overcome obstacles, get motivated, and get you moving toward your goals
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For Londoner #300 we headed to Bar 300 in Walthamstow and met Calvin.
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Want to know how to grow a successful business?
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What happens when everyone without exception has access to education?
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Welcome to OpenCO London.
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Saeid shares the story of the first two decades of his life in Iran before he moved to the UK.
Life and work can be a struggle. Here we've collected some videos on how to overcome obstacles, get motivated, and get you moving toward your goals

Inspire

Finance
The Finance Pack aims to improve your financial literacy by offering tips from budgeting to money saving, because money matters!
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The British Business Bank is a state-owned economic development bank that was set up by the last government. The bank doesn't lend directly to businesses but brings together the various public funds available to entrepreneurs and works with traditional and alternative finance providers to boost the supply of funding to small companies.
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Witness Sessions: Social entrepreneurs giving testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations.
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Poor cashflow management is a key reason so many small businesses fail within their infancy. Here, Sophie explores ten tips for staying on top of your business finances.
The Finance Pack aims to improve your financial literacy by offering tips from budgeting to money saving, because money matters!

Finance

Create Pack
The Create Pack explores ways of building your brand and developing your business idea
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Social entrepreneurs give testimony about what it’s really like to start and grow social organisations.
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Freelancing is a key part of working in the Creative Industries
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Jonathan Gales is the Director at Factory Fifteen.
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Freelancing is a key part of working in the Creative Industries
The Create Pack explores ways of building your brand and developing your business idea

Create

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