Category Archives: Personal Development

Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade personifies our mission to ignite enthusiasm in all young people so they can love what they do and do what they love!

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Orange Different Business Competition

Your imagination is the most powerful weapon for change we have. Submit your ideas to the Orange Different Business Competition to win over £200k worth of support!!!

Enfuse Schools New Dates

In the UK young people will work for 50 years! That’s half a century before you can retire!

Are you the person who wants to do something they don’t enjoy for half century?

No! We thought not.

We’re young people who have developed Enfuse Schools after working with experts and 10,000 young people in 4 countries over the pass 24 months. 

Enfuse Schools takes young people like you (13-17/18-25) through interactive workshops, igniting your enthusiasm for your career and life mission.

So you can begin to love what you do and do what you love!  

If you have a burning idea and want to turn it into a reality or simply want a no nonsense guide to building the attitudes and skills which will land your dream career, then Enfuse School is for you!

Grab Your Limited Place Today

  • Discover how you can take your ideas and ambition forward,
  • Meet like-minded people,
  • Add a certified experience to your CV
  • Access brilliant career resources worth £££’s
  • Most important have fun whilst achieving!

Choose the programme which is right for you!

Each programme covers a wide range of topics from the promotion of self-employment and the development of businesses. To developing an ‘enterprising mindset'( In other words. How to create opportunities and make them happen) enabling you to stand out in the world of work.

  1. Mission Possible – Be Your Own Boss ( 14th and 28th of April 2012)
  2. The Employable (May 2012)
  3. The Fusebox – Ignite the Career of Your Dreams (June 2012)
Grab your application form or get your burning questions answered by emailing yuliana@enfuseyouth.com  

Yuliana Seymour – Programme Director – Enfuse Schools

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How to start up your business in University

Many would agree that the best years in life are actually during our University life. Therefore, it would be a waste if one were to sail through the 4 years of university life in a mundane way.

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1. Do something. Anything.

So if you are still in University, do something, anything. Seth Godin too puts it in his recent interview that you have to pick yourself:  “You want publish a book, publish it. You want to sing a song, sing it. You want to start a movement, start it.”  Mark Twain has my favourite quotes of all time, which I always remind myself:  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

2. Get out of your comfort zone and meet more people

Most of us are preprogrammed to be in our comfort zone because we are brought up that way. When we are in university, it is common for us to stick with a bunch of friends where we are comfortable with from our year 1 till our final year. What a lot of people don’t realize is that once you explore beyond your own social circle, there is a higher possibility to cross path with someone that shares the same ambition as you. Also, when you meet new people, you could share with them your ideas and get real customer validation. It is this spirit of stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new people that will help kick start your business ideas.

3. Get a good Mentor

Another tip to getting started is to find a good mentor.  The role of the mentor is to give you advices from his own experiences as well as pointing you at the correct direction. Your mentor could also open up a few doors for you and introduce you to some key individuals in the community. With a mentor, mistakes that could be detrimental can be avoided. Of course, the question is, how do you find these mentors? One way is to go for events and talk to them. Don’t be afraid to approach these prospective mentors because they, like yourself, are usually comfortable in talking to people.

4. Just do it

Bravery is needed to have contrary opinions and to take unexpected paths. If you’re not courageous, you’re going to be hanging around the water cooler, talking about the guy who actually is. A lot of times its not because things are difficult that we dare not, it’s because we dare not that things are difficult. So if there is something that you want to do but you are held back, you should go ahead with it because there is really nothing to lose.

5. Read a lot

With the advancement of technology as well as the ease of information sharing on the web, it is crucial for us to get updated with what is happening around the web and around the world. This facilitates learning as well as sharing of information, leveraging on the wisdom of the crowd to know what works and what does not work. Reading a lot can also help identify trends and new business ideas and models which could be used to refine your startup idea.  Other than just reading, one should cultivate the habit of reading everyday because there are too much content on the web nowadays, and if you stop for one day, you would miss out quite a lot that is happening in the local community as well as the global community.

By Jacky Yap @jackyyapp
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Teenbiz

TeenBiz is the UK’s first business start up scheme aimed at teens 13-18

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Launching 1st November, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship week www.gew.org.uk.

From the 1st January every month two students* will receive up to £500 start up funding, a business mentor and a start up pack. We’re calling it ‘Business in a Box’ which will give students items they need to do business for real; for example Companies House set up, business cards, a website, a stationery voucher, office space, USB sticks, logo design, legal advice and virtual PA service. Winners will also receive a Natwest Business Bank Account.

TeenBiz aims to provide talented entrepreneurs a step on the ladder and over the next 3 years we aim to help 100 new businesses.

Very good opportunity for young people to start up funding! You can apply here: http://www.teenbiz.org.uk/#

Applicants are reviewed by the TeenBiz team on a monthly basis and five short listed applicants are passed to the sponsor who will then choose the winner. Awards start from the 1st of January 2012.

Don´t miss it!

@teenbizUK

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Prince´s Trust

 

If you are 16-18 and into sports but out of work then Get Started with us and achieve your goals.

Join our five-day sports programme and you could:

  • Learn coaching skills from a professional rugby club and put into practice what you have learnt by coaching a group of children in your local community
  • Gain the Level 1 Award in Rugby Coaching and a qualification in First Aid
  • Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence
  • Three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment

Interested?

See if this programme is for you on our taster day: 7th March 2012.

This programme runs from the 12th March until the 16th March 2012 in Exeter.

Contact:

To find out more, please contact Karl Culleton on 07538 936149 or email Karl.Culleton@princes-trust.org.uk

 

2012 is the sport year in London, thank you to the Olympic games there are coming up several opportunities for young people to get started with their favorite sport. Prince´s Trust is playing rugby to teach important skills to the youth.

Then, why not using those skills to find a job. Team work, achieving goals, organization, self confidence….

Don´t miss the opportunity! Enfuse youth team is always happy to recommend sports and use them to improve personal skills.

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YOUNG MINDS

VISION

Our vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all children and young people. A society where children’s views are respected and they are loved, safe and enjoy life.

MISSION

  • To improve life chances for children and young people at risk of and experiencing difficulties with mental and emotional health
  • To achieve better outcomes for parents and families who engage with children’s mental health services
  • To promote the good mental health and emotional well-being of all children

VALUES

  • We are committed to promoting children’s mental health. We work as one integrated organisation where staff contribute their ideas actively. We work effectively in partnership with other charities and agencies and learn from good practice.
  • The needs and experiences of children and young people in mental distress drive our work and we make sure their voice is heard by those who influence change.
  • Our independence gives us the freedom to stand up and speak out on the issues that affect children and young people’s daily lives and the concerns of parents and families caring for their children in today’s pressurised and stressful world.
There are a cool team that helps youth find their mind balance. It sounds a good reason to check it out at least.
Enfuse team is always aware about youth mind!
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Google Science Fair 2012

 

Are you going to miss this online science contest which launching the unknown company of Google?

Here is the web site link. Great opportunity for some crazy minds!

http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/

Enfuse team is happy to promote Google initiatives.

 

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Good opportunity! Business start-ups competition

Marketest, online quantitative market research experts for entrepreneurs organise its

2nd business start-up competition.
Objectives:
Stimulate and promote entrepreneurial initiative in the UK
Bring out new business ideas
Support the transition from the idea to the launching stage
Promote and reward start-up projects

Who can enter?

Anyone from 18 years old who has a new business idea!
Your idea doesn’t have to fit into a box, no matter your target market, industry or service we want to hear about your business idea!

What’s the benefit?

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Entitled to tailored market research at a 15% discount rate for a period of 12 months.
  • A 50% discount on every market research report bought for/by the entrepreneurs that you support

THE WINNER:
Expertly tailored and personal market research report for your business plan worth:
An online survey of your target market (potential clients)

  • 1st prize: market research project worth £1000
  • 2nd prize: market research project worth £500
VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY for those who want to start a business and need some support.
The applications forms will be available until April 30th.  Then a judge will choose the best ideas and the winners will be released by the 21st of May.
Enfuse team is always happy to promote opportunities for all the start ups.
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Social Media in Education. What do you think?

 

Here is a good study of how social media affects to education. Here in Enfuse youth we think that depends on what is used for. We understand that is an update of how people get connected today and we think that if they start using them since they are young, this will be reflected in their ability to use it for a professional goal.

 

Moreover, it also has lots of potential into their university learning stage. So here it comes a doubt to our head, do you think every university educator is prepared for it? Are the alumni more prepared for this social engaging live? Are we living in a transition phase and we have to wait till this gets more stabilized?

We will see!

 

#passionweek

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