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Graduates given advice in self-employment

Published: Monday, 25 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduates looking to start off in business could turn their attention to a programme which offers advice on how to set up their own business, the Financial Mail reports.

The Flying Start programme shows students and graduates the ins and outs of self-employment in an intensive three-day residential training course, followed by 12 months of specialist mentoring and support and is open to those who have graduated within the past five years.

A primary aim of the scheme, which is run by the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, is to get 60 per cent of graduates trading within one year.

Gareth Mitchell, a success story of the scheme who has a business that turned over £150,000 last year, told the news provider: "The course helped me to focus on the online business and how best to develop it.

"You can always improve on a business and having another, objective, opinion is useful. It is also inspirational to hear from other successful entrepreneurs."

The number of self-employed in Britain is on the rise, as the recession changes the financial landscape.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19576424-ADNFCR

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