A NEW website has been launched to get young people “fired up” about starting in business.
The new interactive Wildfire website – www.wildfirehub.com – is packed with tips and advice ranging from what to consider when setting up a home office, competitions and inspirational case studies through to the opportunity to put questions online to young business people and experienced advisers.
Guest speaker at the launch event was entrepreneur Deirdre Bounds, who told how she started up a business from a bedsit in Leeds and turned it into the world’s biggest gap year travel company before selling it to a FTSE 100 company for an eight-figure sum in just 10 years.
Deirdre encouraged youngsters in the audience to visit the website and experience for themselves the help and support available.
She said: “I am really passionate about Wildfire which is new, fresh and dynamic. I truly believe it is massively important to have the right skills to start a business.”