24th March 2014 - Business News

We’re working with Virgin Startup


Rich Visions Small Business is pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with Virgin Start Up. They are a not-for-profit arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and delivery partner of the Government’s start-up loans scheme.

The Start-up Loans scheme is aimed at 18 and overs who wish to start or expand their own business. Start-up funding proves to be the most difficult obstacle when wanting to start your own business but here is where we can help you! You can apply for up to £10,000 to help you get started. All that we ask is that you complete a Business Plan and a Financial Forecast to show us how you plan to use the money to get you on your feet and trading!

Then, once your application for finance has been approved, Virgin Startup will hand-pick you a suitable Virgin Start Up Mentor whom you can liaise with in the first 12 months.

Virgin Start Up Mentors have been there and done it, they’re inspirational, impressive and highly qualified. They’re giving their time away for free to guide you through the difficult start-up phase of the business lifecycle and they are doing so because they genuinely want to support entrepreneurship.

They are also carefully selected and better matched with their mentees than any other mentors, meaning that their advice and guidance is directed at the businesses in which it will deliver the biggest impact, the most impressive return on their invested time.

So if you enjoy making jewellery, baking cakes, designing and selling clothes, cooking, have a passion for organising fashion shows or want to provide professional services to businesses in Canary Wharf and the City then you should get in touch with us by either emailing us at startuploans@positiveinclusions.org.uk or ring us on 0207 199 6378

Who should apply:

  1. 18 and over
  2. Aspiring entrepreneurs
  3. Graduates or career professionals
  4. Anyone wanting to start a business in 2014

We look forward to hearing from you!

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