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future. If we put our siness It’s a cliché but it’s true: we are the how to take your bu do. ’t can we little very e’s ther it to minds from zero to launch businesses that new ch laun to s idea h fres our We can use there’s lots of support change the way things are done. And this – whether that’s do to ple peo g in Westminster for youn ces in Westminster or at one of the low-cost working spa tickets to see Thriller Live even a whole week this through having a mentor. There’s from s talk with – k Wee se rpri November – Westminster Ente s of events that will The Apprentice contestants and load t direction. point young entrepreneurs in the righ find activities near you of our voices to change That’s not all. We can use the power but if you register to vote at 16, politics. You might feel powerless, ns stand up and listen to what and vote at 18, you’ll make politicia e involved? Read on to see matters to you. Want to get even mor and how you can take part. why politics need what we’re doing in the Youth Council s you h, touc in get to t wan just or me, for If you have any questions inster.gov.uk email westminster youthmp@westm

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Youth MP, Westminster westminsteryouthmp @ westminster.gov.uk

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How I became a business owner at 22 13, from Interview by Nada El-Hammoud,

Westminster Academy.

Bot tero, Like many young people, Milena to ere ewh som find to d har 26, found it aid unp an g doin le whi don Lon in rent ome internship. This inspired her to bec ster tmin Wes Hub a member of Impact and star t up her own business, le helping young people find affordab . accommodation in London

What is Room for tea? ng “Room for Tea is a website for you and erm rt-t sho people who need cifically affordable housing in London, spe ple peo or interns, apprentices, trainees If . nce erie who are doing wor k exp need they’re not from London and they the idea ital, cap the in stay to somewhere house. e’s is that they can stay in someon older and ilies We wor k with a lot of fam s.” room re spa people who have

Why is Westminster a good place to start a business? “I visit each and ever y room before putting it on the website. Being in Westminster means I can get ever ywhere really easily. iness That’s why I decided to run my bus so it’s , ster tmin from Impact Hub Wes ier.” eas lot a life es central and mak

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What is impact Hub Westminister? “It’s like a big office, but ever yone here is working on their own business. All the entrepreneurs that e work here have businesses that mak or t men iron env a positive impact on the hip bers mem get You . love I society, which get also you and Hub the de insi to work ts. It’s access to lots of networking even who ple peo rent a great way to meet diffe even , you as ce spa e work in the sam panies. though they’re from different com ther toge k It’s basically a space to wor and be creative!”

What advice would you give young people starting out in business? is mar ket “The first thing I always insist on nt to orta imp very research. I think it’s to do way One . you nd arou ple talk to peo and veys that is by sending out online sur be ’t Don . asking people to share them ending on scared of changing your idea dep know to d nee You get. you es the respons your pt your mar ket and be willing to ada product as you go along.” Get more business advice from Milena online at eek westminster.gov.uk/enterprise-w


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FOLLOW IN MILENA’S FOOTSTEPS AND TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A BUSINESs GE T BU SI NE SS AD VI C E A N D I NS PI R AT IO N FR OM TH E EX PE R TS

Ta ke pa r t in We st m in st er En te r pr ise We ek fro m 16 th 22 nd No ve m be r. Me et to p en tre pr en eu r s in cl ud in g co nt es ta nt s fro m Th e A pp re nt ice , le ar n w ha t it ta ke s to l au nc h a bu sin es s an d to ur en te r pr ise sp ac es lik e Im pa c t Hu b We st m in st er. A sk yo ur sc ho ol if th ey ’re in vo lve d or fin d m or e in fo r m at io n at we st m in st er.g ov .u k /e nt er pr ise -w ee k If yo u do ta ke pa r t in th e we ek sh ar e yo ur ex pe r ie nc e us in g #W E W 20 15 S FI N D MOR E I NFOR MAT IO N O N JOBS A N D SK IL L

Head over to westm inster.gov.u k / youth w here you can find lot s more infor matio n about per fec ting your CV, job or huntin g, r unnin g your ow n busin es s, findin g a mento r ded uploa s tunitie get ting tr aining . There are new oppor all the time - makin g it a great pl ace to star t. There ’s s al so lot s more infor matio n on free ac ti v ities and event in Westm inster, how to s ave mone y, stay ing health y and suppo r t for young paren t s and carer s.

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A n app ren tice ship allo ws you to gain paid wor k exp erie nce as wel l as nati ona lly reco gnis ed qua lific atio ns, whi ch look s gre at on you r CV whe n you ’ve fini she d. Emp loye rs look for can dida tes with exp erie nce as wel l as qua lific atio ns - so this is a gre at way to mak e you stan d out from the res t. Find vac anc ies and app ly onli ne at lond ona ppr enti ces hipj obs .co. uk

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workshops, talks, special guests and DJs, live performance and debate at Late at Tate Britain.

When: 6th November, 4th December, 6-10pm

Arsenal Kickz are at Westminster Academy every week helping you to work on your football skills and improve your game.

When: Wednesdays and Sundays, 4.30-6.30pm Where: Westminster Academy, The Naim Dangoor Centre, 255 Harrow Road, W2 5EZ Ages: 11-19 Cost: Free More: westminsteracademy.net

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Think of a street in Westminster that relates to democracy in some way, upload it on social media using #DemocracySt and your photo could be displayed in Parliament.

Ages: 15-25

When: Before November. Images will be displayed from 16th-22nd November as part of Parliament Week.

Cost: Free

Ages: All

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Cost: Free

Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P 4RG

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