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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale

MENTORS are being sought to work with young entrepreneurs in the region.

As part of this week’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, Business Gateway Dumfries and Galloway is launching a pilot mentoring programme for young entrepreneurs to help them survive the vulnerable early years of trading will be launched.
And volunteer mentors are being sought to get involved.
Councillor Colin Smyth, chair of the council’s economy, environment and infrastructure committee, said: “Building the local economy is a key council priority and we now have a dedicated business adviser working with young entrepreneurs. Ensuring their survival is vital, but as existing mentoring programmes aren’t always appropriate for these young entrepreneurs we’d like to match them with other business people who have been through the business start-up process and can provide a listening ear or provide encouragement when it’s needed.”
Anyone interested in taking part should contact Lindsey Mason on 01387 260171 or by email at [email protected].