Category: Entrepreneuership

Winning and losing

Is “winning” always a good thing? Here we discuss the benefits of failure. We’ve been having a discussion about ‘winning” and “not winning”. What does it look like in your business, school or community?   How do you respond when things don’t quite work out. Sometimes it is not about competition – for some public…
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Perseverance key to success for the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentices

Perseverance central to success Congratulations to all the teams in the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge.   This is the fourth year Red Potato have worked with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the Challenge.  Each year there seems to be some common element to the teams; this year it was perseverance. Thank you for…
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Three ideas to bring creativity into the business

Business owners often look for ways they can stand out from the crowd, here are three ideas that will bring creativity into the business.   Red Potato are involved in several projects that are connecting businesses with schools.  Most importantly, these projects are also bringing creativity to businesses. Here are three ideas that will bring…
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Step into Hospitality

We took our first Step into Hospitality, in December. …Everyone liked it so much we will be taking a second Step into Hospitality course in January 2017! Red Potato were commissioned to design and deliver the course.  Following the course one of the delegates said “I have enjoyed this course, it opened my eyes to a lot…
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2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge

2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge puts fire in the belly!   The successful launch of the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge was in early October.  The teams are now hard at work putting together their plans and learning about how to fully exploit the resources available to them. Some of the things that…
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Careers Events

Careers events The new school term means more focus on education and crucially equipping young people with the skills to get a job.  The Red Potato team are already working with several business partners who wish to run careers events.  The events will be very different.  Each event is aimed at a different section of…
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A message to all Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Teams…

“Don’t be a stranger.  Stay in touch, keep the network going” How many times do we hear people say things like “keep up your networking, because it will pay dividends eventually”. We start with good intentions to remain in touch, keep the contact going but we get distracted, events happen and then it becomes a…
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Welwyn Hatfield Super Dragons in action!

Behind the Scenes with the Super Dragons… It wasn’t easier, but we did it!  Due to our high level connections, we were able to smuggle a camera into the Super Dragons lair.  The time-lapse video shows the judges in action as they assess the teams’ business plans. Most of all, it was a fascinating insight…
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Business owners: do you remember what it was like to be 16?

No, we don’t remember either! But it certainly wasn’t an easy time; so huge congratulations to the young people who ventured into the Dragons lair last week to present their business plans. Success, Failure and Experience The teams came to tell the story of how they succeeded, failed and learnt from experience, during the 2016…
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3 Reasons why we are involved with careers education

Red Potato believe passionately in careers education.  So we wanted to be the first to “sign up” as an Enterprise Advisor at Hertfordshire LEP. Hertfordshire LEP are delivering The Careers & Enterprise Company Programme.  This forms part of a nationwide network being rolled out across LEP areas. The ambition is to: • inspire and prepare young people…
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