52,000 reasons to start your own business
- By Richard Branson -
- Nov 30, 2012
I started my first business as a teenager, so entrepreneurship, particularly in young people, has always been something close to my heart.
Going into business for yourself is a really exciting and rewarding career option, especially in tough economic times like today.
And that's why we are proud to support the UK Government's new Start-Up Loans scheme. So proud in fact that we are willing to put it in black and white.
If you're aged between 18-24 and you live in the North East, Virgin Money is giving you the opportunity to pitch your new business to the public for the chance to sponsor Newcastle United against Liverpool at St James' Park in April.
If you’re sitting on a great business idea now could be the perfect time to do something about it. The North East needs more young entrepreneurs. So sign up for Start-Up.
The North East is the community that gave the world the lightbulb, the steam engine, Newcastle Brown Ale and much else besides. We can't wait to see what it's businesses of the future look like.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group