Here is a fantastic competition for Stockton residents to have a go at making some money leading into this years Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The basic concept is you will be given £50 to kick start your idea and the challenge is to make the most profit in 4 weeks. The winners will be offered support to take their ideas further as well as receiving £500 towards an exciting family fun experience!
If any of you have hobbies and often wondered if it could be turned into a business it’s a great opportunity to give it a go or if you know any friends/students/colleagues/clientele who would be interested it share this with them….go on, give it a go!
Families from across Stockton Borough are invited to explore their entrepreneurial ideas and take their first steps towards setting up in business. Stockton Council is keen to encourage families to bid for £50 from a special ‘Enterprise Bank’ as a contribution towards the start-up costs associated with getting their fledgling ideas to take flight.
Submit a short application which explains how you would use the “start-up” funding to support your venture, which could be anything from buying ingredients to make and sell cakes to buying stock to sell on the internet. A total fund of £1000 is up for grabs and families are invited to bid for the funding before 12 noon on 14th October.
The best twenty ideas will be announced on 17th October. They will then be allocated £50 and challenged to make as much money as possible in the four weeks running up to this year’s Stockton Enterprise Week (1 4-18 November.)
The idea which raises the most money will be announced in Enterprise Week and during the week all twenty entrants will have the opportunity take part in the innovative Eureka programme run by Enterprise Made Simple. These are a series of workshops designed to explore the key elements of starting a business.
After Enterprise Week they will also be offered additional support to take their business idea further as part of the Stockton Enterprise Gateway project which helps people develop their self-employment ideas.