Source: Youth Enterprise Live 2012
What is The Start-Up Loans Company?
The Start-Up Loans initiative was created by Lord Young of Graffham, the Enterprise Advisor to David Cameron. With over a million young people unemployed and difficult opportunities facing them as they look to their future, rarely do they consider enterprise as a viable career option. Calling upon the expertise of serial entrepreneur James Caan to chair the Start-Up Loans Company, the initiative has all the support and expertise it needs to help boost enterprise amongst 18–24 year olds across the country.
Start-Up Loans are not just about the money however. With young people
having little track-record in borrowing money, there is a huge focus on the mentoring that comes alongside the loan. Being able to access someone who has been on the entrepreneurs’ journey, who has been faced with similar decisions and challenges previously, is invaluable to anyone starting a business and provides a greater chance of being able to succeed if the mentoring programme is followed.
All you really need is passion, drive, determination, resilience and the start-up loan package to launch your business – all you have to do is Apply!