Bring business ideas to life

IF YOU are looking for the perfect way to bring your brilliant business idea to life, then ‘Think Big 2013’ could be the perfect chance for you to prove your worth.

The ‘Think Big’ business ideas competition is designed to find the business successes of the future. The winners will share a £10,000 prize and will have the benefit of expert advice from a range of business gurus.

The competition is sponsored by Angus College, Angus Council, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Small Businesses, Henderson Loggie chartered accountants, Mackays and the Angus Centre for Enterprise.

There are two possible categories to enter, new ideas and business growth. If you are shortlisted you will be asked to pitch to the judging panel made up from experienced entrepreneurs and specialist business leaders.

It is a great way to kick-start your business or develop a fledgling business and receive additional, invaluable advice and support, gain experience of pitching to potential investors, not to mention gaining publicity and recognition for your idea.

Last year’s winners, Katherine Adamson of Masterpiece Memorials and runner-up Kate Pickering from Vanilla Ink, have gone from strength to strength. Overall winner Katherine, from Errol, used the money to give her memorial headstone business the kick start it needed.

All entries should be in by Friday, May 24, and to enter the competition go to enterprise.angus.ac.uk/thinkbig or call Pauline on 01241 432722.