Launching 1st November, to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship week www.gew.org.uk.
From the 1st January every month two students* will receive up to £500 start up funding, a business mentor and a start up pack. We're calling it 'Business in a Box' which will give students items they need to do business for real; for example Companies House set up, business cards, a website, a stationery voucher, office space, USB sticks, logo design, legal advice and virtual PA service. Winners will also receive a Natwest Business Bank Account.
TeenBiz aims to provide talented entrepreneurs a step on the ladder and over the next 3 years we aim to help 100 new businesses.
* One student per month must be a social entrepreneur - a business which makes money whilst their work helps other people - and this award is called the Teenbiz Live UnLtd award.
TeenBiz is open to anyone 13-18 years old. Students of all education levels, across the UK - no one is left out! You maybe studying in school or college, be home tutored, be doing an apprenticeship or be in a job.
Your business could be in its early stages or a totally new idea ready to launch. As long as you are 13-18 years old with a good, solid business idea we want to hear from you.
There are many one off enterprise initiatives entering schools; however, there is nothing which is long term and available all year round. Founder Claire Young believes for enterprise to have longevity there needs to be something which is sustainable.
The Prime Minister is promising us the most entrepreneurial decade we've seen yet there are little actions to reflect this for students under 18. We gear up young people at school to start their own businesses yet provide them with very little support and structure to do so. You can be a company director at 16 but no funding or business bank accounts are available till 18.
TeenBiz aims to provide talented entrepreneurs a step on the ladder and over the next 3 years we aim to help 100 new businesses on their way.
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TeenBiz is founded by entrepreneur Claire Young, you may remember from her battling it out with Lord Alan Sugar on BBC1's The Apprentice.
TeenBiz is delighted to have a wealth of experienced super-duper business folk and organisations on their team - such as The Peter Jones Foundation, Ben Gallacher, Chris Wheeler, William Akerman, Denise Ramsey, Emily Woodcock, Richard Osborne, Ollie Long, Rod Aldridge & Sarah Newton.
The aim is for the first year winners of TeenBiz to form the board. A scheme for teenagers needs the advice and guidance of young people!
Team Profiles coming soon!
TeenBiz has a number of key partners and without them the scheme would not be possible to run so a big thankyou from all of us.
TeenBiz is not for profit and all items are donated. To sponsor a TeenBiz award costs an indidivual or business £600. We are always looking for partners who can contribute towards the student start up kit 'Business in a Box'. If you would like to discuss funding or sponsorship please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The scheme is currently on hold due to funding issues. Please check back in the future for more opportunities to apply.
1. Sell yourself! Don't be shy, we want to know how great you are and all about your business idea.
2. Provide information which is clear and consistent. Remember to use spellcheck!
3. Provide as much information as you can. Imagine that the judging panel are from outer space and don't know anything about business.
4. Be creative. Business springs from new ideas and we need lots of them!
5. Have fun and enjoy it.
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TeenBiz is managed by:
Charles Roberts Office Park,
If you would like to arrange for someone to visit your school to speak to your students about TeenBiz there is a requested donation £350 towards the scheme subject to travel expenses.Web Design Company