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Students given chance to run mini-firm

Lancashire County Council is encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The council has given £1,500 towards the Young Enterprise scheme, a not-for-profit organisation, which will give the chance for up to 70 students in year 10 the chance to run their own mini-business.

Young Enterprise provides students with valuable experience and skills such as decision making, teamwork and problem solving.

They look after a business bank account, develop and sell their own product lines – with the chance of generating real profits.

Students are mentored by a local business person who volunteers to help them during the year-long program.

This new funding to support the scheme is from the county council’s Champion for Young People, County Councillor Kim Snape.

She said: “The county council’s funding will encourage secondary schools in Lancashire, which haven’t previously taken part, to join the scheme.

“I took part in Young Enterprise when I was at school. It was a really good experience which taught me lots of things that are still useful today.”

 

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