As part of Small Business Saturday, being held this year on Saturday 3rd December, Thame’s organisers are launching a new Young Entrepreneurs Competition, inviting entries from Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire young entrepreneurs under 30 who have a great business idea they want to develop. There is no lower age limit, and the competition is open to students as well as to those employed or looking for a job.
Entries can be made by individuals or teams of up to three, and must be on no more than 4 sides of A4. The business described must be a new idea, not a business already in existence.
Up to 6 images and video clips lasting one minute are also welcome as part of any entry.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges which includes the Mayor of Thame, Cllr Linda Emery, local business entrepreneurs, sales and marketing experts and business advisers.
The first prize is £500 cash plus business mentoring, with free business advice for two runners-up. The competition is now open and entries must be made by midnight on Friday 4th November. After shortlisting, the finalists pitch to the judges on Small Business Saturday 3rd December, and the winners are announced on the same day. All shortlisted candidates can attend a free coaching workshop, run by Semaphora, specialists in helping people achieve their goals.
For more information and to download a competition entry form click here.
Small Business Saturday is an annual campaign that puts small independent businesses across the country in the national spotlight, with the message ‘Small Business, Big Difference.”