Jim Eastwood, aka Jedi Jim – arguably one of the greatest ever contestants on The Apprentice – has launched Young Enterprise’s first ever corporate Tenner Challenge.

It will give individuals a real taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur in just three easy steps.

To take part in this exciting new initiative, participants are asked to supply a Tenner, then use their entrepreneurial flair to raise as much money as they can throughout the month of November and donate the proceeds to Young Enterprise charity. A prize will be given to the individual / business who generates the most income.

The challenge will provide participants with an opportunity to prove their own business skills, using real money to take calculated risks in the business field. Donating the money back to Young Enterprise will make a difference to the lives of many young people across Northern Ireland by giving them the opportunity to develop their own entrepreneurial skills through working with the charity. In this local area, the charity needs to raise at least £15,000 to support the young people that want to get involved in charity’s entrepreneurship skills programmes this year.

The event will take place for the month of November as part of celebrations for Global Entrepreneurship Week, which this year runs from 16 – 22 November.

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Young Enterprise has been a Global Entrepreneurship Week partner for the past three years, and hopes that this event will encourage businesses to show their support for the work of Young Enterprise and inspire them to get involved.

Ambassador for the charity Jim Eastwood says: “It costs Young Enterprise £1million every year to carry out its vital work. This initiative is a wonderful opportunity for the local business community to get involved and show their support to the charity. We need to equip our young people with the right skills and knowledge for them to succeed in life and work. Northern Ireland needs new innovative business start-ups to build a future vibrant and sustainable economy.”

To see the video of how Jim would turn his Tenner into much more or to register check out yeni.co.uk/tenner.

 

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