Would you like to be your own boss?

MANY people dream of starting their own business but feel they don’t have the necessary confidence or skills to make it happen.

Now Angus College, in partnership with Young Enterprise Scotland, is offering budding entrepreneurs that chance to undertake a nine-month intensive programme which will provide everything needed to live that dream.

The PDA Inspiring Enterprise has a proven track record and is the ideal starting point for anyone who is 24 or under with an enterprising idea. The course is made up of five modules: getting started in business, personal enterprise skills, marketing skills, preparing and presenting a business plan, and customer care.

In addition, the course includes a three-month internship where potential entrepreneurs get a chance to see how a business works in practice and get a chance to shadow an existing entrepreneur within their own company.

As part of that internship, students will have the opportunity to work on a real life project which will give them first-hand experience of life in the world of self employment.

This will be the first programme to be offered in the new Angus Centre for Enterprise which is due to open its doors to the Angus Community in late September.

An open event will be held on Thursday (August 24) at 5 p.m. and anyone interested in finding out more about the Inspiring Enterprise programme should call Pauline McDonald on 01241 432722 to book a place.

Organisers are expecting this free programme to be very popular and as such, an early response is advised. An offer of a place on the programme may be made at the open event following completion of an application and a short interview.