Whilst unemployment is coining down across there UK, Youth unemployment is still one of the biggest issues this country is facing. Excluding those in full time education, the latest parliamentary statistics show 628,000 young people were registered as unemployed.
Lack of paid employment and experience has led many young people to consider going into business for themselves, so a recent poll asked 500 16-21 year olds their thoughts on becoming a youth entrepreneur.
Mike Maher submits:Shareholders in Mentor Graphics (MENT) owe Carl Icahn a very big thank you. After buying a 14% stake in Mentor over the last year, Mr. Icahn announced a $1.9 billion dollar, or $17 a share, cash offer for the company yesterday.
Tony Hsieh talks about his Internet juggernaut Zappos in the same way that urban planners talk about cities. In fact, the language is uncanny. He believes the best ideas – and the best form of productivity – come from "collisions," from employees caroming ideas off one another in the serendipity of constant casual contact.
The mentors are made up from the small business community and can be accessed through mentorsme.co.uk, the national mentoring portal owned and operated by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA). The 15,000 trained recruits joined 12,000 existing business mentors from across 115 mentoring organisations available through the portal.
New Gallup surveys in 83 countries indicate that adults who have access to a mentor are three times more likely to say they are planning to start a business than those who do not have a mentor, according to Gallup researchers Sangeeta Badal and Rajesh Srinivasan.
The charity, which supports more than 10,000 people a year on their journey from street to home, runs a work and learning project for its current and formerly homeless clients.
The mentoring project, which is funded by corporate supporter Telereal Trillium, is designed to help clients who are looking to make steps towards employment. Mentors support clients to improve CVs and job interview techniques and, in some cases, build on their own business ideas.