Date of release: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Greenwich CampusOne of the UK's leading entrepreneurs will offer advice on how to launch a successful new business in a free public lecture at the University of Greenwich next month.

Sylvia Marshall of Cosyhomesonline.com Ltd will be speaking on Zero to a Million - How to start a Business on Thursday 8 October, in the first event of the university's latest Big Picture seminar series.

Sylvia, a Greenwich alumna, launched her first business in 1992 following a successful corporate career. Within ten years, she grew the business into a global market leader. She has made her mark as both an entrepreneur and a mentor at organisations including Scottish Widows, Direct Line, AIG and Lloyds, and was referred to in the media as "one of the most inspirational and hardworking women on the planet".

Sylvia's book, Zero to a Million, describes her approach to business, and she has also earned a reputation for giving straightforward advice and for being willing to help others. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the Institute of Directors, she received a lifetime achievement award in 2007.

The university's popular Big Picture seminar series, run by its Business School, gives students, staff and the public a chance to hear high-profile speakers from various industries sharing their expertise and advice. Questions and answers follow the main talk.

While it free to attend, registration is essential due to demand. To find out more about the Big Picture seminar series: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar/upcoming-seminars

For more about studying with the Business School: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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