Get More Done Leeds: Helping entrepreneurs achieve more with local emerging talent

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We’re proud to launch Get More Done Leeds!

In continuing our commitment to supporting regional economies, we’ve teamed up with Leeds City Council to provide digital resource to innovating entrepreneurs in Leeds, connecting them with local emerging talent.

The initiative will provide fully subsidised student resource for growing tech startups in Leeds via the click-to-activate Paperound talent platform, facilitating quick access to future talent, now. 

We’ve launched this initiative at a crucial time where the Leeds tech sector has reached new heights, attracting £29m in venture investment in 2020 (TechNation Report, 2021).

Despite this, 66% of small business owners say they are spending time on activities that are not important, and more than half of founders look to improve their business by delegating more tasks. (Source: TechNation Report, Pulse Survey, The Alternative Board).

More importantly ‘Access to Talent’ has been the No. 1  key issue for tech entrepreneurs in the city according to a recent TechNation Report. Paperound founder Jake Fox, a Leeds native himself, experienced this first hand:

“As a student I was passionate about getting involved in and learning from small-businesses. Although without established networks or connections I had no way of navigating how to pick up paid experience during my degree.

In my post graduate career, I then witnessed small businesses trying to get a lot done with little budget and resources. They were trying desperately to prioritise work that actually grows the business, and could totally benefit from an extra pair of hands at those busy times.

They both needed a quick, simple way to connect.”

To answer this problem, we’re working with Leeds City Council to facilitate subsidised access to student ‘Taskers’ from Leeds universities, providing on-demand support for digital projects and tasks for local entrepreneurs.

Qualifying businesses can use up to 10 hours of the student talent available on the platform to delegate digital tasks such as: Graphic Design, Market Research, Social Media Content Creation, Data Analysis, Administration and Content Writing. 

The criteria for accessing the resource is as follows:

  • Product-based businesses, a highly scalable proposition, in a growing market.
  • Less than two years old.
  • Headquartered in the city of Leeds.

All Taskers on the Paperound platform are current students who are keen to build their experience and provide value to businesses. Paperound pre-vets all Taskers via a qualification interview, selecting those that show initiative, relevant skills, and a desire to deliver value to businesses.

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs access and activate the resource they need to get more done, in the quickest, simplest way possible. All whilst creating opportunities for the next generation of UK talent, students like Ali, to get the professional experience they need to take their career to the next level.

To make the most of this initiative, apply and book your tasker now at paperound.com/getmoredoneleeds.

Don’t think you fit the initiative criteria but still want to utilise the resource? Local emerging talent is still available to be booked for tasks on paperound.com/leeds. 

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