young entrepreneurs

StartUp Britain’s Enterprise Champions Programme to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

The Government’s new Enterprise Champions Programme could inspire a new generation of young entrepreneurs by teaching them the business basics at an early age, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said. Announced at the launch of the Government’s StartUp Britain campaign, the programme, due to be rolled out later this year, will include support for every school to develop its own business, and the creation of an “enterprise society” at each university and most further education colleges. “All the surveys show that unless you come from an entrepreneurial family, most people switch off and don’t engage in entrepreneurship.” said business secretary, Vince Cable. “The Enterprise Champions Programme is trying to make sure that the schools have their own business, it’s trying to make sure tha... »

Young entrepreneurs

EU work experience for Young Entrepreneurs

> A new scheme designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs work experience in Europe has been launched by the European Commission. Open to entrepreneurs who are either planning their own business startup, or those who have been running their own venture for less than three years, the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme aims to equip participants with business skills by spending time working in an EU country. Possible activities available under the scheme include shadowing an experienced entrepreneur, developing new business opportunities for the host entrepreneur’s company, working on branding or sales, or assisting on specific projects in a designated firm. Monthly grants of up to £1,000 are available to suitable candidates to cover travel and accommodation costs. Those inte... »