Free advice for business wannabes

Would-be businessmen and women are invited to join a free scheme which will teach them the fundamentals of running a company.Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES) said next New Entrepreneur Scholarship programme would start in October.

The fundamentals of running companies are being taught next month.

Open to people in designated areas of Norwich, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, King's Lynn and Thetford, the New Entrepreneur Scholarship programme is run by Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES) with support from the Prince's Trust and the University of East Anglia's School of Management.

Adrian Strowger, New Entrepreneur Scholarship project manager with NWES, said: "Many people have an idea for a business and what we do is help them to turn their initial concept into a sustainable reality."

On completing the programme, participants may apply for a bursary of up to £3500 to help them establish their businesses.

Over 100 participants in the eastern region have been through the scheme, and have set up as the likes of florists, hairdressers, mobile discos, car accessory shops and health shops.

Details from Adrian Strowger or Nikki Driver on 01493 850204.