Prince's Trust | Starting a business and aged 18 - 30?

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The Prince’s Trust are offering a free programme for early stage business support (1 year) and acceleration support (2 years) for young people age 18-30 wanting to set up businesses. Read more about what they are offering below.

What’s involved in Enterprise?

Got a business in mind or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're here to help you become the best entrepreneur you can be. Our free Enterprise programme takes place in a centre near you and is broken down into three stages. If you’d prefer to learn flexibly with online mentor support, sign up to Enterprise Online.

Stage 1: Info session

Our programme kicks off with a free information session in your local area. We'll tell you how we can support you and, if you're still keen, we'll also invite you onto our four-day interactive workshop.

Stage 2: Workshop

Over four days you'll get to meet other like-minded people. You'll also have the chance to tap into a business adviser, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.

Stage 3: Build your business

After the workshop it's time to start building your business. We'll provide a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You'll even have the opportunity to apply for funding.

Stage 4: Launch

Before launch, you'll present your business plan to our Business Launch Group. Their job is to ensure your idea is viable and sustainable. Don’t worry, there are no dragons here. It’s designed to be a positive experience for you – and to ensure there are no weak points in your plan. There’s also additional start-up finance support if you need it. You can find out how this works here.

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