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A Bunch of Ways To Support Your Friends With Their Businesses…For FREE!

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Supporting young entrepreneurs and start-ups is becoming a widely discussed subject matter. Usually, these up-and-coming business talents are starting their business careers right at the bottom. They have little/no connections, little/no following and little/no resources.

Money will always be a need for every type of business, new and established. However businesses, especially new ones, need other things to help them get off the ground, many of which are completely free!

Here are some quick and easy ways to support your friends with their businesses without spending a penny.

Recommend and Review (Publically)

New additions to the menu, winter/summer recommendations, collaborations you want to see happen. These are things you casually do for the big brands (who usually never respond to you). Recommendations and reviews (online/public) are indirect forms of promotion which help increase public awareness for the brand. How much does it cost you to tweet your friend’s travel agency recommending package deals in Macau? Cost: £0

Social Media

Follow, like, register, subscribe, comment, share. All of these can be done for free, and many of them can be repeated. Promote and ask questions about the product and service on social media. It represents interest in the business and adds credibility, which will only attract other eye balls to the business. Cost: £0

Refer a friend (more than once)

Think of your favourite music artist, favourite restaurant or favourite show on Netflix. How many times have you told people around you (some even more than once) to check out that new album or if they’ve seen the new season? All while you’re doing this, its not costing you any money. How is it any different with your friend’s business? Cost: £0

So now you’re fully equipped to go out and support your friends with their businesses, all without spending any of your money. Now obviously if you’re a good friend and money isn’t too tight you should also try and support financially. Support however is not dependent on money alone as this article has demonstrated.

 

Joshua Ogunnote: Talks Early Life, Dropping Out of Uni and Starting Music App Chune (Part 1)

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Young entrepreneur Joshua Ogunnote spoke to us about his early life and being raised in a Nigerian household. Joshua developed a passion for technology during his childhood years, and took this further by studying computer science at Essex university.

After 2 years at university, Joshua made a bold decision to drop out of university and pursue his vision for building an app. It was at this stage that Joshua came up with the idea to build his music sharing app Chune.

After dropping out of university, Joshua went on to work at a Aviva as well as a tech start-up before working on Chune full-time.

Chune is a music sharing platform which allows users to share their music interests with one another, thereby bringing back the social aspect of listening to music.

Check out part 1 of our interview with Joshua Ogunnote above.

Cherelle Reid Interview: Post Uni Struggles and Starting a Fashion Business (Part 1)

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Cherelle Reid recently spoke to us about her early beginnings and how she made her first steps into entrepreneurship.

The young entrepreneur from South London studied fashion both at college and university, before going onto start her own fashion business. Prior to getting into business, Cherelle was pursuing employment in the fashion industry.

After completing her studies, Cherelle experienced continuous rejection at job interviews and wasn’t able to land the roles she desired in the fashion industry.

Motivated by the desire to create, Cherelle went on to launch Che Reid, her very own fashion business.

For more information on Che Reid, hit this link!