Thursday, 12 June 2008

MyBiz Leeds

Staff from Business & Patent Information Services attended the launch of a new programme aimed at encouraging people to start their own businesses. This particular scheme is aimed at people from Beeston, Harehills, Gipton and Seacroft.

Les Jones, Director of “Winning Moves” (the organisation which is leading the programme along with Leeds Chamber and the “Sharing the Success” team) explained the aims behind it. He stated that 20% of people surveyed have said that they have thought of starting a business but very few actually carry it out. Of those who do, 50% fail in their new enterprise in the first two years.

MyBiz offers a series of workshops for those thinking of starting a business. Those who participate will then be introduced to a mentor who will help develop the business idea. The idea is to provide practical support to get the business up and running.

Les stated that anyone over the age of 16 could get involved and can involve social enterprises. The first workshop is due to take place in July.

Wanting to start a business? MyBiz Leeds is for people living in the Beeston, Harehills, Gipton and Seacroft area. My Biz can help people start their own venture. Contact MyBiz on 08451 300072