#BAME Business Bootcamp in Stevenage

Onwards to Stevenage! Hot on the heels of the “Business Bootcamp” last month at the Pomegranate Centre, Welwyn Garden City, comes the Stevenage Business Bootcamp! We will be delivering two training sessions for future Stevenage entrepreneurs from the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority communities (BAME). Why a BAME Business Bootcamp? The two sessions will equip … Continued

How many different careers does the NHS offer?

The NHS offers a surprising number of different careers for ambitious young people, not just Doctors and Nurses. Red Potato have been working with East & North Herts NHS Trust for the last year on several different initiatives to help young people understand more about the range of services provided at local hospitals and also … Continued

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 … Continued

Business Start-Up Training comes to Welwyn Garden City

Business Bootcamps come to Welwyn Garden City! Yes, the Red Potato Business Bootcamps are coming to Welwyn Garden City! We are looking forward to working with Circle Housing, the Welwyn Hatfield Community Housing Trust and Welwyn Garden City Children’s Centres. The aim of the project is to deliver a series of business start-up training sessions, so … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

We’re moving to Hatfield!

Goodbye Welwyn Garden City, Hello Hatfield! Yes, Red Potato are moving to the heart of Hatfield at the wonderful Great North Business Centre, close to historic Hatfield House.  The good news is we are staying in Hertfordshire and our new premises serve great coffee! Hatfield is only 20 minutes from central London and is home … Continued

Go creative, stay authentic!

“You’ve gone all creative!” a customer excitedly exclaimed recently. Is Creativity a compliment? I think it was a compliment. We certainly took it as such! In fact we believe firmly that creativity is essential to our business.  British business has long been known for innovation and creativity.  And so for a client to call us … Continued

January snow & forecasting

Snowday or not? At the weekend we had the first dusting of 2016 snow here in hardy Hertfordshire!  It didn’t last long. It was not enough to make it a #Snowday. No school closures and no bringing the Monday morning traffic to a halt! The weather forecast gave us sufficient warning so we were able … Continued

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 … Continued