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Entrepreneur event sees B&FC students learn secrets to business success

Published on 15/03/2017 by pfi

Blackpool and The Fylde College hosted a Q&A event with successful entrepreneurs so students could learn about what it takes to start your own business.

The event, held at the College’s University Centre campus on Park Road, Blackpool, was organised by the B&FC Millionaire Makers enterprise club and Blackpool Council’s Get Started team.

Enterprise Adviser and Trainer Geoff Reeves, from Get Started, arranged for a number of local entrepreneurs to attend, from a successful game designer to an award-winning photographer.

B&FC graduate Glenn Upton Fletcher won the 2012 Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year with his picture of snow falling in the Brock Valley.

He told students that hard work and determination, as well as a driving passion for your subject, are key to becoming successful in business. He added:

“If you have an idea and are passionate about it you can succeed, with the right help.”

“You must have a determination and a can-do attitude and the will to never give up; if you fail get back up.

“Having a mentor is important, as well as an understanding that being in business involves a certain degree of leadership – that is something some people can struggle to get a grip on but it is achievable.”

Kathy Seddon, Millionaire Makers co-ordinator at B&FC, said it is important to focus on what you want to achieve from your time at College. She added:

“Whether our students are working towards their degree or in level 1 programmes, our ethos at B&FC is to ensure that they are prepared for positive onward progression, whether in continuing education or into careers.

 “The Millionaire Makers club’s key focus is on enterprise and the development of employability skills to assist our students in their chosen career path. 

“Events such as this provide students with an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the experts and learn from their experiences. It also gives the students business networking experience and helps to develop key employability skills such as confidence.”

B&FC focuses on aspects of education and training which are needed to drive the economy, deliver a skilled workforce for industry and secure sustainable employment for students with 96 per cent having a positive onward progression into employment or further/higher education.

To learn more about studying for a Lancaster University-accredited degree in Business and Financial Management at B&FC click here.