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Turning ideas into a business

Are you a budding entrepreneur with a great idea for a business? You can receive expert advice from our business advisers to help you get started.

The Hive

The Hive is NTU's purpose-built Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise

We help turn business ideas into a reality through our support network, mentoring and training programmes as well as delivering expert entrepreneurship education across the university.

Since 2001, the Hive has helped more than 400 start-up companies. Around 70% of those businesses are still trading and prospering today.

Support we offer:

  • Business support services, including training programmes, mentoring, and general guidance and advice
  • First-class office facilities
  • Access to invaluable information services and relevant organisations.
  • Competitively priced office accommodation.
  • Potential routes to funding opportunities, grants and useful events.

So if you have a business idea or even just want to go freelance, visit The Hive website and see how we can help you.

Supporting We Are Marketable Ltd

Ben Spray, We Are Marketable

We Are Marketable accessed support start-up support from the Hive to receive £1000 grant. Nottingham Trent University also provided the business with a place to work with in the Hive hub.

From the support that Nottingham Trent has given to the business, We Are Marketable has made big strides and has released its new service was social media management and paid promotion which became available on the 1 August 2017. Ben has also used Enabling Innovation support to hire his first employee and is looking at the possibility of hiring another.

The Hive has had a huge impact on getting my business to this point, it’s provided me with early support to allow my business to grow, and having a business mentor here has really helped me to stay grounded and have someone with experience to speak to about ideas and how I can manage and grow my business.

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