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Cheaper to start a business than go to univ say business bosses

ESSEX FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) is urging A Level students in Thurrock to consider becoming entrepreneurs rather than under graduates to help get Britain’s economy booming again.

Essex FSB Chairman, Iain Wicks, said:  “Many Thurrock students will be looking to go to university despite the fee levels being charged now and the significant debt burden they will have when they graduate and there is no doubt that for some students university is the right choice.

“But it’s not the right choice for everyone. In the FSB we know that there are young people across the country who have that entrepreneurial spirit to launch and grow their own business, we know they exist because many of them are our members taking advantage of the services we offer such as free business banking and a free legal and tax helpline.

“What Essex FSB would like to see happen this week is for those students who perhaps didn’t quite get the grades they needed for their first choice university to take a step back and have a think about being their own boss.

“It’s hard work and at times frustrating but it is also very satisfying to take a business idea from first thought through to successful business so do consider that option.

“There’s also the added benefit that a successful business is generating income for you too.

“Until Friday 25 November 2011 when the Government’s axe falls Business Link East can give free advice on whether your business idea is viable or not – just ring them on 08457 17 16 15 to get a free appointment with a business advisor – and don’t hesitate to check out the help available from the FSB by looking at

“It is young entrepreneurs with good business ideas and the enthusiasm to convert those ideas into successful businesses who will get Britain’s economy booming again and we want to see that happening here in Essex, Havering and Redbridge.”




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