Members of a Flyde networking group celebrated the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week with a presentation Leadsnet at Fylde Rugby Club heard a talk about the initiative from Blackpool businessman Steve Pye.
Steve is a member of the 3E Partnership a not for profit community interest organisation which aims to promote entrepreneurship on the Fylde.
The group is working with local schools and colleges to encourage youngsters to get involved in business with the hope of inspiring business leaders of the future.
Steve said: “The importance of young people obtaining some experience of running their own business, has long been recognised as a key initiative in Blackpool when operating the successful Hero Project.
This week we will be promoting a type of “Son of Hero” project where the eight Blackpool schools currently participating in the new Schools Enterprise Club initiative.
The schools will have to come up with a productand business plan and try to make a profit by the end of the school year from a £100 outlay.