Young Enterprise in Essex – helping young people explore self-employment

June is Young Enterprise in Essex Month!      Self-employment is a real opportunity for many young people – but it may not occur to them to even consider becoming their own boss.

The Prince’s Trust can help young people in Essex explore whether self-employment is right for them.  We offer FREE workshops to help young people understand what is involved in setting up a business.    We can also provide two year’s free business mentoring support and access to a start-up loan to get their business off the ground.

Contact Ingrid Bennett on 07903 875 845 or [email protected] or


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