The winner of our competition this week is Sean Hamilton of ‘Give Youth A Chance‘, an organisation that provides easy access to useful services that make it easier for entrepreneurs that want to start their own business. Sean also works as a motivational speaker to encourage young entrepreneurship in schools, colleges and youth centres across the UK.
We spoke to Sean to find out more about him and his business. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Give Youth A Chance is an online one-stop shop for young people that need assistance with their new start-up. Starting a business for the first time is often a frustrating and difficult experience for young entrepreneurs, so we work with our partners to provide discounted services that they will find helpful. We also continue to work with them and assist them with growing their business further.
I have had first-hand experience of the difficulties that a young entrepreneur faces. I was never particularly academic at school and learnt more about business skills like teamwork and communication through my volunteer work with the Young Firefighters.
After studying IT support at college I decided to start my own small IT support business based in Battersea. My desire to expand quickly and my own naivety led to the failure of this business. Because I have first-hand knowledge of the pain of business failure I am determined to help other young entrepreneurs succeed.”
Sean has demonstrated that it is possible to make a success of your business idea, regardless of the setbacks and obstacles that you face. Do you have a similar story of success despite the odds? Perhaps you should enter your business into next week’s competition on our Facebook page.