Be an entrepreneur for a day


iain_introFor anyone who has ever dreamt of starting their own business, Cornwall-based Iain Scott is offering you the chance to take part in free one-day workshop.

Based on Scott’s book Tortoise Walking for Beginners – “Learn how to think and act like an entrepreneur” –  the one day event will offer people the opportunity to learn why people start businesses, how they assess the risk, juggle their lives and most importantly, how they make it happen.

The workshop, which will take place on 15 January, 2010 at the Western Morning News offices in Plymouth, will fuse Scott’s inimitable style of inspirational fun with technical information about how entrepreneurs start and succeed.

Scott’s experience, ideas and methodology are the result of his 15 years as an analyst of enterprise and 20 years as an entrepreneur. As well as being an author, Cornwall-based Scott runs regular courses across the UK to foster enterprise among individuals, businesses and other organisations.

He said: “If you have ever dreamt of starting a business that could one day grow and develop and you’ve done nothing about it, then this could be the perfect event to help get you through your career crossroads.

“The workshop will also be ideal for someone who may already be underway with an exciting concept and hitting a brick wall and in need of a bit of inspirational about which way to go next. Or they may be facing an uncertain future in their own job or have recently been made redundant. Whoever you are and whatever your idea, we’re looking for serious would-be entrepreneurs, not people who are simply looking for self-employment.”

Places on the workshop are limited to just 30 and will run 10am – 4pm. To register your interest answer both of the following questions in no more than 250 words: ‘What has stopped you from starting your business before?’ and ‘Where do you want to be in five years time?’

To answer, go to and complete the entry form by Friday December 11.