Author Archives: LSDan

Sponsor Spotlight: Interview with Alistair Collier from Sanderson

One of the greatest aspects of the Leeds business community is our collaborative nature and willingness to promote and support each other. On the topic of supporters, we thought it was due time to sit down with our headline sponsor, Sanderson Recruitment, to find out more about how their company aligns with LightStart and why […]

Taking Your App Idea To Market: A Case Study with Jack Boyle

Jack Boyle was struggling to get his app idea accurately quoted, which was preventing him from taking the crucial next steps in building his revolutionary new idea. Here’s what happened when someone he knew recommend the LightStart team to help….. How we help take digital ideas to market The problem Jack was getting frustrated. An […]

Digital Coffee Morning | FundR – the local project funding platform

Another digital coffee morning, another great idea! This time we created the local project funding platform: FundR. Here’s a brief insight into how we went from choosing the right name all the way to creating a ready-to-build product! What is digital coffee morning? We invite 50+ individuals from all different industries to join us for […]

What’s the moral of your story?

On Wednesday 11th October, as part of Leeds Business Week, we hosted the first of what we’d like to become a regular event. It was called Short Stories, and it was a very simple idea – we asked people to come along and tell a 10 minute story directly to our audience, sat in a […]

Hail a beer with the sat nav of craft ale – Ale Me Now!

This morning was another massive Leeds Digital Coffee Morning! March 2017 was our ninth, hosted by LightStart at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds.  As always, it was free coffee and pastries, relaxed – non-salesy networking, and taking another App idea all the way from a single line, to a well defined structure and strategy – on this occasion, the sat […]

Public Sector Contractors & IR35 – a real alternative!

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If you work in the Public Sector and employ contractors, you’ll almost certainly have been made aware of the upcoming changes to IR35 compliance.  As you’ll know, in future it will be your responsibility – not theirs – to ensure that your contractors are compliant.  IR35 risk has always hung heavily over the heads of contractors, and the […]

Time-poor Foodies head back to their Cupboard

This morning was another sold out Leeds Digital Coffee Morning! January 2017 was our seventh, hosted by LightStart at Entrepreneurial Spark, Leeds.  As always, it was free coffee and pastries, relaxed – non-salesy networking, and taking another App idea all the way from a single line, to a well defined structure and strategy, on this occasion […]

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