As a fashion blog I do normally only blog about well... fashion! But I follow so many people on here, Instagram, and twitter who have their own small businesses selling jewellery and clothing that I thought talking about this would be relevant.
I recently came across Virgin startup - a non-profit organisation helping and supporting over 18 year old's on their way to becoming entrepreneurs! All you need to do is go online to register - one of their partners will then assess your idea and help you with your loan application. If your application is approved they will assign you with your own personal mentor, which I think is an amazing idea!
The mentor will be experienced in business to help you with your short or long term goals . They provide you with support in the form of training, workshops, master classes, and peer to peer networking. So far they have funded an amazing chocolate company called YuCoCo (I had a look on their site and now I'm so hungry for chocolate I think I might buy some!) and a lingerie company!
There’s so many talented young people coming out of uni and finding it hard to find jobs I felt like I had to share this for anyone needing help with their business or looking to start a fashion brand. In the next few months I'm going on a bit of a business venture and if things go well I might even give registering a go!