Live online networks launched

Book your place now to chat online with our two alumni experts and ask them anything about starting a business.

Opening up our professional networks to alumni around the world, we are pleased to offer graduates the chance to chat live online to industry experts. Our first events take place on 24 May – register now to join us.

Our online platform, hosted by Brazen, allows you to ask direct questions, exchange contact information, and make new global connections you didn’t have before. Each chat is saved, making it simple to look back at your history, review your notes, gather contact information and follow up on your conversations.

In our first YAA online network event, our alumni hosts James and Adrian will be offering advice to those starting a business. So if you wish to ‘ASK THEM ANYTHING’ about the ‘Practicalities and planning  of starting your own business’, join us on Wednesday 24 May.

James Clarkson

James is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of commercial experience in Manufacturing, Distribution, FMCG, Healthcare and Financial Services. James has a first class degree in Economics from the University of York, and is currently CEO at the firm which he founded, Adventoris.

Adrian Watts

Adrian is Chairman of Live & Breathe, an integrated creative agency specialising in retail. With over 27 years of experience, he now employs 75 people across three UK locations. He started his company Live & Breathe eight years after graduating from the University of York.

Register now.

What can i ask them about?

Both sessions cover the ‘Practicalities and Planning’ of starting a business. Both sessions cover the ‘Practicalities and Planning’ of starting a business, and James and Adrian will share their experience and key insights. You can ask them anything about:

  • your business plan
  • approaching a bank and setting up a business account
  • negotiating an overdraft or loan facility
  • different types of insurance
  • cash flow planning
  • getting an accountant, VAT and PAYE
  • finding premises and what to watch out for
  • employing staff, staff contracts, H&S, terms of business
  • customer contracts, general finances, how to make sure you maximise your chance of getting paid on time
  • dealing with suppliers
  • and lots more!