Nine young entrepreneurs have made it through to round two of the Oracle Young Enterprise Challenge and are ready to face the panel.
At a time when people say there is no hope for our young unemployed, Blackpool is showing with the right support and determination, young people will step forward.
The standard has been high with ideas as diverse as graphic design, publishing, music, catering, hair dressing and auto mechanic
The first part of the challenge was a two day seminar covering all aspects of running a businesses.
Supported by a host of local businesses they gained a valuable insight into what it takes to run their own business. On Thursday they will have chance to pitch their idea to a panel of experts. The pressure is on to discover who will win the first prize of £1,000 and six months free office space at The Oracle.
Geoff Reeves, small Business adviser at Blackpool Council said “The commitment shown by these young people demonstrates to me that with their passion and drive they will beat the recession and help boost our local economy”
For more on the challenge or the Get Started scheme call (01253) 477147 or email@example.com