Prince's Trust calls on Lincolnshire youngsters to learn about setting up own business
YOUNG people working less than 16 hours a week are being urged to attend a free enterprise event in Louth.
Youth charity The Prince's Trust is calling on aspiring local young entrepreneurs to take part in a course to learn about setting up their own business.
The Prince's Trust Enterprise programme gives unemployed young people the skills and confidence to start their own business or find work.
As part of the course, young people will take part in a four-day workshop at the Louth Enterprise Centre from March 18 to 21 which will teach them the basics about running a business.
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This comes as a recent report by The Prince's Trust – The Youth Index 2013 - shows that one in 10 young people (nine per cent) in the East Midlands feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life. Young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) are significantly more likely to feel unable to cope than their peers.
Jemma Smith, 24, from Alford set up her own mobile nail technician business with help from The Prince's Trust, after struggling to find full-time work.
Initially shy and lacking in self confidence, the programme boosted Jemma's self-esteem and helped her to realise her dream of becoming self-employed.
She took part in a four-day course in East Lindsey in 2012 to learn business basics such as finance and marketing, and was given a Prince's Trust mentor to provide ongoing advice and support. She also received a loan to buy the equipment she needed to get her business up and running.
Jemma said: "Without the support I received from The Princes Trust I could never have dreamed of running my own successful business. It gave me the confidence and skills I needed and I am looking forward to a brighter future."
Trudy Roberts, of The Prince's Trust, said: "The Enterprise programme gives vital support to young people across the region who want to be their own boss, but don't have the knowledge or experience they need."
"These workshops are for local young people aged 18 – 30 who are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week. We held fantastic workshops in Louth, Boston and East Lindsey last year and are already looking forward to meeting the next intake of local young entrepreneurs."
For more information about how to book onto the workshop please contact Trudy Roberts trudy.roberts@princes-trust .org.uk or call 07808 717468.