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Dragons Den-style competition appeals to budding Aberdeen entrepreneurs
Aberdeen City Council is launching a Dragons Den-style competition that will provide a new business start-up with premises at a city school.
The Enterprising Academies competition aims to generate opportunities for local entrepreneurs to create a sustainable business which will be based in Northfield Academy and operate rent and business rates free for the first year.
The successful candidate will be given ongoing support as they prepare and implement their business plan.
They will also work closely with Northfield Academy pupils, helping them to develop new skills and inspire them into entrepreneurship.
Anyone in Aberdeen with an idea for their own start-up company can enter the competition.
Suitable applicants will then receive training in order to draw up a business plan before presenting their vision to a panel of expert judges.
The winner will receive all the help they need to launch their business, while encouraging Northfield pupils to aim high in their academic and professional lives.
Anyone interested in entering the Enterprising Academies competition should contact Aberdeen City Council employability, skills and community enterprise officer Ross Macdonald on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 523621.