Blog by Phil Cockayne, JCI Regional Group Chairman for Yorkshire 2016
Hosted at Bradford College on the 25th October, this event will see everyone from professionals, business owners and students coming together to celebrate what’s great about business in Yorkshire.
The conference will include a number of clinics including a panel discussion of 5 young entrepreneurs (2 of which are JCI Bradford members) talking about their experiences, what some of the barriers are in being a young entrepreneur and what lessons they’d give to others who are considering the same journey.
The session came about due to the glamorisation of entrepreneurial culture, the rise in trends such as the ‘Gig Economy’ or ‘Portfolio Careers’ in which people (particularly millennials) are pursuing other avenues of income rather than just a full-time role. This promotes a learning by doing approach to business, taking the reigns of your own development and eventually moving from finding a nice side-income and, for the ambitious few, moving towards ensuring your own financial sustainability.
JCI globally is passionate about free enterprise and all national organisations promote entrepreneurship to its members. This is in everything from next years Enterprise Academy launch, JCI Sheffield’s Business Academy and JCI Bradford Young Enterprise Society Peer Support Group.
Members had this to say about JCI for young entrepreneurs:
“JCI Bradford has been a great organisation to be a member of for the last few years. I have attended some valuable training sessions which have helped both my personal development and growth of my business”, Caroline Towers, member since mid-2014
“The range of training provided to me by JCI Bradford has been of huge benefit to my business, helping me to face challenges in all areas of the business”, Carl Marsden, member since late-2015
Please join JCI UK in supporting our members in speaking at this years #YENExpo in Bradford and please do go along if you can make it.
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This post was written by James Lambert