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BRANDING NEWS: MAA offers mentors to young entrepreneurs

The Marketing Agencies Association (MAA) is offering a number of mentors from its agency membership to support the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme.

The project, developed with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, aims to help people under 25 years old launch their own business thanks to £2500 of funding and access to advice through mentors.

Ian Millner, chairman of the MAA and CEO of agency Iris said, “To start up in business you don’t necessarily need a lot of money, but what you must have is access to advice.  Through the collective of agencies at the MAA we can provide young people with specialist guidance when it comes to the marketing of their businesses.  Having worked with a young start up over the past year I know just how fulfilling it can be to see that business blossom.

“Stimulating the British economy is everyone's responsibility. Marketing is one of the big British success stories; we have world-class agencies here in the UK that can help to breed a culture of positivity and long-term success.”