Anyone watching the new series of Dragons’ Den will know entrepreneurs are seldom short of ideas or confidence. Yet start-up funding often remains difficult to come by.
The enterprise charity London Youth Support Trust (LYST) has received a £10,000 cash boost to help more young people in the capital set up their own businesses.
The grant – from UBS and the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, City Bridge Trust – will be used to increase the number of business incubators for budding young entrepreneurs.
London Youth Support Trust currently runs four centres, having transforming underused buildings into thriving enterprise hubs.
Over 1,000 unemployed young people have been helped to start businesses, with 120 currently being helped through the early process of turning their ideas into reality.
A lot of my customers are like me, we listen to the same music and like the same things
Tafadzwa Murdock (pictured above) set up his business We Print Express with vital support from the charity. The 21-year-old started out by seeking advice from the hub on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark last September.