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Start Ups & Entrepreneurs

Coastal West Sussex has a wealth of local entrepreneurs and a long history of start ups based here that are now regional, national and even international businesses.

entrepreneur [on-tra-pre-noor] noun
  • a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.

Do you think you have what it takes to set up and run your own business?

Does your school or college offer the Young Enterprise Company Programme?  This is a perfect way to get experience of running a real business whilst you are still in education.  So, if your school is a Young Enterprise centre, then make sure you’re involved!

You can find out more about Young Enterprise here

And, you can also get involved in the Young Enterprise Tenner programme here

Organisations such as Chambers of Commerce support all sizes of businesses, however Start-Ups and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form a large section of their local members.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) also provides support to local Start-Ups.

There is also a great competition called Young Start Up Talent – if you have already started your own business, you could enter and win £50,000 of business support! Watch the video below of Sam French, previous winner of Young Start Up Talent – what is his advice as a young entrepreneur?

Stamp images: Carved Man by Lewis, Highdown by Joe, Worthing landscape Kevin, Arundel by Megan, Barn owl ©Darin SmithSussex Wildlife Trust.