( A short interview with Natalie Freeman – Enterprise Manager at UEL)
This is definitely one of the most unusual buses you’ve ever taken. The Start Up Britain Bus. It’s not easy to catch it, but once you are inside, it’s quite an experience. It’s the bus that puts you on the right track if you are thinking to be your own boss.
With the youth unemployment at a record high rate, it seems like students today feel more tempted to board on a Start Up Bus rather then going through the long and challenging journey of finding a job. Of course working for yourself, is not always fun- can be hard, not always successful but at the end of the day, it all pays off when the feeling is great knowing that your business is successful.
Start Up Britain comes to your rescue with a Start Up Loan. Last year, the company worked with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to launch Start Up Loans- lending up to £2,500 to any young person with a good idea.
Do you think you have a good idea? Here is a quick step-by-step guide to become a successful entrepreneur.
Start Up Britain Bus will travel across the UK to give students the chance socialise and to learn from business advisors and successful entrepreneurs, which are there to listen to their ideas. “It’s good when they have a good idea and it’s bad when they have a bad idea.” says Daniel Steeves, Partner at Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners.
To check out the Start Up Britain Bus Enterprise Calendar go to www.startupbritain.co
If you are aged 18 -25 and would like to spend some time with business mentors, you can follow the bus route here. Don’t miss your chance!
Picture courtesy: Start Up Britain Bus
By Tatiana Darie