Young Enterprise and Young Business

It’s no easy task to start a business and that’s a fact . It takes enthusiasm, determination and entrepreneurship. It’s not an easy challenge no matter who you are.

So could you have done it when you were 16?

Well that’s exactly what the Young Enterprise Challenge Event has demanded of thousands of students across the UK. Students had to develop a business idea, investigate its viability and then kick-start the money-making over a six month period, whilst continuing their normal studies at the same time!

A Star Media Directors Katrina Atherton and John Starkie were delighted to be asked to judge the competition in the Mansfield area and the East Midlands Finals. Not only was the whole event a lot of fun, students got the opportunity to develop a whole host of employable skills for the future. Win win. The A Star Media team are big believers in young people and developing skills for the future, whether this is by offering work experience placements or delivering skills workshops in schools across Nottinghamshire.

Last night the A Star Media judges, together with other business experts from the region, selected the East Midlands finalists who will now go on to compete in the national finals in London. Pretty impressive for such young people.

For more information on Young Enterprise check out their website www.yeem.org

If that wasn’t news worth celebrating, today our video production nottingham team discovered we’ve been shortlisted for the New Enterprise category of the Nottingham Evening Post Business Awards 2010. YAY! With all the hard work we’ve been putting into our video production tasks we’re honoured to be recognised for our achievements -Go team!