Entrepreneurs given chance to run own business

With the financial crisis spurring on young entrepreneurs to start their own business, Bakers Delight is giving 50 young hopefuls the chance to do just that.

The retail bakery franchise is giving 50 young hopefuls the opportunity to operate their own bakery within 12 months, through an innovative new recruitment program called Manage to Own.

Throughout September, Bakers Delight will recruit a select group of highly motivated individuals to complete the program, looking specifically people who have the competency and desire to own their own bakery, but lack the startup capital required.

Co-founder and CEO of Bakers Delight, Lesley Gillespie, said, “We are very pleased to be able to offer 50 people such an exciting foot-up in their careers and the chance to get ahead in business that they probably never thought or dreamed was possible.”

The successful Manage to Own applicants will each receive five months of paid on-the-job training, followed by six months experience managing a retail bakery.

Bakers Delight will then help them take the next step to purchasing a bakery through a combination of financial assistance – including working capital, vendor finance and bonus schemes – as well as ongoing advice, training and operational support.

For more information or to apply for the Manage to Own program visit www.bakersdelight.com.au.

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