So recently I’ve been involved in a European wide project called My Generation at Work which is all about new ways to support and help young people get back into education, training or work and working with employers to see what they want from young people.
I was asked to be the project leader in Glasgow for youth self-employment. Being self-employed and young it fits perfectly!
My project is mostly about setting up a website that provides all young people with information and advice they need to start up a business. It will have links to useful website, programmes that are on, where to get more support, forums, monthly special guests (giving young business start ups to share their business stories) and much more. I will also be working on an App and creating a Twitter account for it too which will have fortnightly live chats.
The reason I came up with this idea is because setting up a business can be lonely, confusing and sometimes seem impossible. Now I’m working on getting a group of young business start-ups (at different stages of their journey) together and getting them involved to help with the content for the site.
If you would be interested in getting involved please let me know!