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Young entrepreneurs are the cornerstone of the country’s economic success
The RSA and Royal Bank of Scotland recently published a report which stated that while 9.5 per cent of 18-24 year olds say they intend to start their own business, only 3.6 per cent of them are doing so. Much work is being done by the government to encourage younger entrepreneurs to start their own business, and inspired by programmes like Dragons Den, the UK start-up landscape is vibrant, despite ongoing economic gloom. However, more young people need to feel inspired and empowered to pursue their own business goals, and education and mentorship play no small part in this process.