25th January 2014
On 14th January 2014 here at JH public Relations we launched our exciting partnership with the £112 million pound Government Start-Up Loans initiative, offering our essential PR kit to Start Up Loan recipients at the discounted rate of £99. This discounted package provides the aspiring entrepreneur with the tools to do their own PR, through a tailored press release about their business, a media contact list of up to 100 relevant contacts.
The offer, designed to make media coverage affordable to StartUps, was launched at a Why PR is Essential for your business event organised by JH Public relations in conjunction with Start Up Loans in Victoria, London. JH Public Relations founder Jessica Huie delivered a talk on how small business owners can personally create awareness of their business in the media, alongside branding expert Kubi Springer of She Builds Brands, serial entrepreneur Michael Jacobsen and Huffington Post business reporter Asa Bennett.
This event was the first of many, designed to inspire and support Start Up Loan recipients equipping them with the knowledge of how to promote their business in today’s competitive market, while providing them with the opportunity to network effectively. Start Up Loans UK has seen an average of 42 start-up loans a day being approved, with a total of 12,148 businesses backed so far and £62,043,246 lent. With a target of 30,000 over the next three years, Start Up Loans UK is projected to create 100,000 new jobs as a result. With the 18-30 age cap removed as of last October, this groundbreaking initiative has made the idea of starting a business, a tangible reality for thousands of individuals.
Start-up loans Chairman James Caan who spoke at a business incubator by one of the governments key delivery partners The Rockstar Group, said;
“This is the most exciting thing I have ever done. The high street is going through a transformation but by no means is it dying. New ways of doing business such as pop-up shops mean that for the first time in British history you can afford to have a place in the high street. The mentoring which the Start-up loans scheme offers is invaluable. The value of a mentor can mean the difference between success & failure.”
David Cameron has backed the student-style loans for young entrepreneurs in an attempt to tackle youth unemployment and facilitate enterprise across the UK and stimulate growth.
For more information on JHPR’s reduced Start Up loans £99 PR kit see www.startuploans.co.uk/jhpr
For more info on the speakers at this event please see:
Jessica Huie: www.jhpr.co.uk @JessicaHuiePR
Kubi Springer: www.SheBuildsBrands.com @KubiSpringer
Michael Jacobsen: www.michaeljacobsen.org/ @1jacobsenm
Asa Bennett: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/news/business @asabenn