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The Start-Up Loans initiative was created by Lord Young of Graffham, the Enterprise Advisor to David Cameron. With over a million young people unemployed and difficult opportunities facing them as they look to their future, rarely do they consider enterprise as a viable career option. Calling upon the expertise of serial entrepreneur James Caan to chair the Start-Up Loans Company, the initiative has all the support and expertise it needs to help boost enterprise amongst 18-24 year olds across the country.
Start-Up Loans are not just about the money however. With young people having little track-record in borrowing money, there is a huge focus on the mentoring that comes alongside the loan. Being able to access someone who has been on the entrepreneurs’ journey, who has been faced with similar decisions and challenges previously, is invaluable to anyone starting a business and provides a greater chance of being able to succeed if the mentoring programme is followed.
All you really need is passion, drive, determination, resilience and the start-up loan package to launch your business – all you have to do is Apply!
Some of the people and organisations who we work with
Lord Young, based at No.10, advises the board on strategic objectives of the initiative and is actively involved in raising awareness of the scheme
The ‘Business In You’ is a partnership between private enterprise and Government to highlight support for start-ups and growing businesses
James Caan, serial entrepreneur and former panelist on Dragons' Den is Chairman of the Start-Up Loans Company
StartUp Britain, a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, works with the Company to help raise awareness of Start-Up Loans