Are You A Budding Entrepreneur

Have you a burning desire to set up your own business? Do you live in a rural area aged 16-30? Then RYE is the programme for you.

Are You A Budding Entrepreneur

Rural Youth Entrepreneurship is an awareness raising and developmental programme aimed at young people between 16 - 30 years living in a disadvantaged rural area.

What's on offer?

  • a series of 3 free fun interactive workshops
  • participants can avail of Master classes, study visits & networking opportunities with other young people
  • workshops will be delivered in rural locations with leaders and peers they know at a time convenient to the young people

What does it involve?

  • address misconceptions young people have about rural business
  • learn to develop a business idea from passions and interests
  • learn techniques to be creative & generate more ideas
  • learn to identify their entrepreneurial skills
  • look at how to generate money from their business idea
  • participants are introduced to the ‘Drawing Board’ a concept used by almost everyone who runs their own business
  • consider their customers, competitors & finances
  • explore pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs
  • pitch their idea to their peers

What do I get at the end of it?

  • each participant will be provided with an individual pack containing information and links specific to the sector they are interested in e.g. Retail, Tourism, Agriculture, Photography.
  • the pack will also include generic information on starting up your own business.
  • participants will be introduced to the RYE Web Tool and shown how it can be used to produce a professional Business Action Plan
  • on completion each participant will receive a RYE certificate and will be signposted to other organisations in Northern Ireland who will help them progress their idea to the next stage.

Still interested? Then why not get in touch with Gillian email: gmaxwell@rdc.org.uk or Gail email: glees@rdc.org.uk or pick up the phone and give them a ring on 028 867 66980.

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