Wanted: A budding entrepreneur who dares to be different

Budding entrepreneurs could win £200,000 of business services in Orange competition.

3rd March 2012 at 10:11 pm

Do you have want it takes to be a budding entrepreneur? Inspiration for an original business idea can come from anywhere and at any time. The source for that idea may be triggered by something you have seen, heard, or read. Suddenly, you have a Eureka moment. You have come up with a solution that no one else has thought of to a problem.

Or perhaps you invent a service or a product that people don’t even know they need yet. But then do you park that idea at the back of your mind and it doesn’t see the light of day? Now may be a good time to dust down that idea and think about making that dream of yours to start your own business a reality.

Orange is offering one budding entrepreneur based in the UK who has an innovative and original business idea the chance to win up to £200,000 worth of support, advice and investment in the Orange’s Different Business Competition.

The panel of judges includes some of the UK's most successful business leaders who are waiting for you to tell them about your innovative new idea. And who knows, you could be running your own business in the near future. For full details about the Orange’s Different Business Competition and what the panel of judges will be looking for visit Win Your Business

The Prize • business planning advice and mentoring from Kingston Smith • mobile communications devices and plans from Orange • marketing consultancy from Publicis Chemistry • legal advice from Lewis Silkin • investment capital.

Orange provides support to all types and sizes of businesses around the country. Launched in 1994, Orange’s history has been punctuated with having great ideas and doing things differently, such as the first mobile company to charge by the second or offering 2 for 1 cinema tickets.

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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  1. I think this is a fantastic idea. It is good to see companies such as Orange offering this and £200,000 is not to be sniffed at.

    My advice to anyone out there thinking on entering this dont think its not original enough or its too ambitious. The more of the chart it is the bigger chance of success.

    I will share with you an inspirational quote from Dale Carnegie.

    “The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
    -Dale Carnegie

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