We had a panel of four local independent business owners who started their idea as a side hustle.
All of the panellists offered detailed advice and useful links to a variety of resources to help you get your side hustle up and running.
You can watch back the event here:
- 0:10 – Introduction
- 2:10 – Edward Lynch talk and top tips
- 20:00 – David McTague talk and top tips
- 37:00 – Kate Murray talk and top tips
- 1:06:00 – Alastair Telfer talk and top tips
- 1:15:00 – Q&A – How hard is it to get a loan?
- 1:23:30 – Q&A - How do you inspire others to think like you?
- 1:27:00 – Q&A – How do you pinpoint which idea to go with?
- 1:32:17 – Q&A – Where do you meet the right people?
- 1:36:20 – Q&A – What advice would you give to a student who is about to start their own side hustle?
Edward Lynch – Found of Lyfe
Ed talks about the importance of setting goals, adapting to change, learning from challenges, and staying motivated.
David McTague – Founder of One Fell Swoop
David talks about never having a proper job, mixing business and friendships, the importance of mentoring and having a mentor, how to communicate your ideas to others and ways to build relationships and networks in an informal way.
Kate Murray – Founder of Handled with care design
Kate talks about having a side hustle whilst working in a full-time position, finding funding and loans to help set up her side hustle, confidence, self-belief, and dealing with the imposter syndrome, making the most of the contacts and resources readily available to you as well as how you can use sketchnoting to help you generate ideas, takes notes, and plan your side hustle.
Alistair Telfer – Founder of Telf’s Rugby
Alastair talks about finding a balance between studying for his degree, working part-time as a career coach, and working on his side hustle. The importance of perseverance, resilience and not giving up. How setting a routine helps keep you motivated, utilising the careers and employability departments at the university and not being afraid to put yourself out there.
- How hard is it to get a loan?
- How do you inspire others to think like you?
- How do you pinpoint which idea to go with?
- Where do you meet the right people?
- What advice would you give to a student who is about to start their own side hustle?
We have also put together a quick start guide on how to start your side hustle.
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