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Starting Your Own Business

Do you see yourself as a budding entrepreneur? We’ve collated some useful resources to help you get started.

Watch the video below to hear from some of Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone’s business leaders about their career journeys and their top tips on becoming successful business owners.


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“Being in business is tough but very rewarding, and it certainly helps you grow as a person. It’s a hard journey but it is definitely worth it once you stand back and look at what’s been achieved, knowing that you’ve played a part in making it possible”.      

Adam Pearson, age 26 Director of Adamedia.


“If you feel you don’t know enough about the job or industry, learn! Life is too short not to be doing something we love every day.”  

Lucy Teasdale, age 24 brand designer, galaxy media.


Allerdale Borough Council’s event team are on the lookout for young traders and entrepreneurs to take part in the ‘Taste’ events.  They’re looking to hear from those who have a small, independent business or who make, bake and create as an aside to school or college. Whether you are a baking whiz, create unique pieces of art or have green fingers, we would love to showcase your talents and support your business.   If you are between 16 – 25 years old and would like to take part in one of the events please email A pitch space, gazebos and tables will be provided free of charge.



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