Government-backed scheme paves the way for start-up businesses in Leeds
For people in Yorkshire who are facing the prospect of redundancy, reduced hours, or graduates who can’t find work, ‘Keep Leeds Working’ – a Government-backed scheme launched by the Yorkshire Evening Post and in partnership with the Leeds Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) – could help create a brighter future.
The scheme aims to inspire people to start their own business, whether they are out of work, looking for new challenges, or who are already considering entrepreneurship.
This Thursday (19th November), the paper will publish a special supplement to help budding business owners get all the advice they need. As well as information on how potential entrepreneurs can steer their venture in the right direction, it will also feature interviews with Leeds people who have already left work to become self-employed.
Backing the supplement is ‘Sharing the Success’ – a scheme created by LEGI – which provides support for fledgling firms or those looking to expand. The project aims to assist people with all aspects of running a business, including access to grants, loans, training, and finding office space.
According to the YEP, editor Paul Napier said:
“This programme can make a real, solid difference to work opportunities and I’m delighted to see it being given such a high profile in this area. People in West Yorkshire have a strong tradition of spotting the chance and making the most of it. Sharing The Success should help some of them on their way.”