Posted: Sun 27th May 2012
The Kit comes complete with a guide on how to start a business, with more than Â£500 worth of offers from top brands, and stories of 20 successful young business owners. StartUp Loans originator, Lord Young, writes the foreword and newly-appointed chairman of the StartUp Loans Company, James Caan, delivers an introduction. As we say on the cover: "With the loan in your hand and this Kit under your arm, you have all you need to start and grow a successful business."
Launching today, StartUp Loans are loans being made available by the government to anyone aged 18 to 24 who lives in England and wants to start a business. The loans will be distributed by loan distribution partners such as The Prince's Trust and Enterprise Finance Solutions. Register your details at www.startuploans.co.uk and you'll be kept updated as new partners come online so you can choose the partner that best suits your requirements. Everyone who applies will receive a free copy of the StartUp Loans Kit and, based on submitting a business plan, should your application for funding be successful, you'll also receive a business mentor who will help you on the way.
The Kit comes with:
A friendly guide on how to start a business with tips and tools on everything from finance to sales, technology and marketing
Stories of 20 young people who have successfully taken an idea and turned it into a business
Inspirational quotes from entrepreneurs including Michael Acton-Smith (Moshi Monsters), Claire Young (School Speakers), Luke Johnson (Risk Capital Partners) and Jess Butcher (Blippar.com)
Offers from brands such as PayPal, Regus, DHL, Dell, Staples, MOO.COM and Vistaprint that are worth more than Â£500 in combined value and will equip you with all you need to get going, from business cards to a work suit.
And, to repeat, if you're applying for a StartUp Loan, the Kit costs you absolutely nothing. What's the catch? There isn't one so get signed up via Startuploans.co.uk today! Simon Wicks, Enterprise Nation editor