Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Startup resources for young entrepreneurs...

If you're somewhere between the ages of 14 and 30, and happen to live somewhere in the United Kingdom, hopefully you're aware of The Prince's Trust, which is currently celebrating its 30th year of providing financial and practical support to the country's underprivileged young people. A ton of fanfare has brought The Trust and its benevolent mission into the public spotlight over the past several weeks... and as anyone from global creative agency ATTIK will tell you, their company -- and thousands of others -- would not exist today were it not for this wonderful charitable institution.


On the other hand, if you don't live in the UK but are under the age of 26, here's another resource you can turn to for advice on your startup business: Gen-Y.org. Although this service may not be free for long, it currrently offers the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to get feedback for their business ideas from some of America's most successful young achievers. By participating in Public or Private Brainstorming sessions or checking out the links available on the site's Learn section, you can get invaluable feedback and personally move your idea toward viable reality. Not everyone has a Prince looking out for them, but innovations like this new site are giving more young folks a shot at their own fairytale successes.