Friday 5 February 2016

Young startup owners can get practical advice and support from a great initiative

In my blog I take a look at many different angles relating to startup business. I have showcased some companies recently that can help a startup in the early days. Today I'm taking a look at something a little different…

When you are going through the business of setting up your startup company it can feel quite lonely. There are many challenges to face and lots of startups are sole traders, where the owner goes through the process of working things out on their own. It can be quite a scary, daunting place. But it is also quite an exciting time. It can be doubly daunting if you are a young person with a startup. It can feel like you are dining this all on your own, with little support and no recognition. Even the exciting part is framed with some level of fear.

This has started to change. There is an enterprise scheme that supports and rewards young entrepreneurs and encourages people between the ages of 16 and 25 to set up on their own in business. It is the Matthew Martino Enterprise Award. The idea behind this is to give support to turn a business that is run by a youngster into a success.

It provides a level of support that those new to business will really benefit from. It gives a helping hand to young entrepreneurs. The valuable support takes many forms and includes-

  •          A mentoring service to assist in the journey
  •          Startup grants specifically for the young entrepreneur
  •          Access to other resources that help along the way

There is so much that can and needs to be done to help the small business owner, especially those aged 16 to 25. The future of British industry is in the hands of today’s young business owners. So it is on the interests of everyone in the United Kingdom that these young people get as much support and recognition as possible. The Matthew Martino Enterprise Award is a fantastic way of providing this. The support that a young person gets breeds confidence. Giving a business owner confidence means that they feel empowered. They feel that they are not on their own. They feel like they will succeed - not blindly feeling that they will succeed no matter what, but the feeling that comes from being around a solid support structure.

The fact that someone has gone out of their way to provide positive ideas and practical help to people between the ages of 16 and 25 to grow their business from the very start is heart-warming.

I would urge all of my readers to spread the word about the Matthew Martino Enterprise Award. If you are a young entrepreneur then you can see what they have to offer. If you are over 25 then it can still be good to know and learn about the award. Talk to others - you never know that you just might be talking to showing who would really benefit from it.

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