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New 'Launch Pad' project takes off

Entrants to the project are requested to submit a strong business case as to why they feel their business should be chosen to win the coveted prize and stated in the most unique way.

To qualify entrants must be a genuine recruitment agency start up and be over 18 years of age.

Zero-One Design have partnered with seasoned recruitment joint venture capitalist group & lsquo;Orchard Joint Ventures’ who will judging the competition. They will be using their wealth of industry experience to decide upon the recruitment start up business most likely to succeed. They will also be offering business consultancy, business plan and business strategy advice.

Orchard Joint Ventures help recruiters get up and running in the first crucial years of business by providing a strong mix of initial investment, access to finance, core support services and expert business advice.

Steve Day from Zero-One Design said, “From our experience in providing on line services to new Recruitment start ups over the years we often find young entrepreneurs that have the all the experience and drive to get their businesses going but some may struggle slightly with sourcing that first injection of cash needed to give them the best kick start possible.

“Over heads for businesses can be kept quite low as some can start their businesses from home but creating a strong online presence is a massive part of the initial outlay needed to get them going and seen and this can eat into their funds. We thought that through this competition we could really help someone or perhaps a team of people that really need that extra boost to their business at the beginning of their journey. It’s a simple way of paying our own success forward I guess”.

Nick Hall-Palmer from Orchard Joint Ventures added, “There are a significant number of successful recruiters who are working for other people right now who would really like to go it alone and enjoy the full benefit of their own hard work. These individuals are confident in their sales ability and are seek a new challenge but can get deterred by the prospect of raising finance, setting up a company. The process can become very daunting and also take up valuable time that could be used for generating revenue. What Zero-One Design has offered is incredible and could really help to propel one lucky business forward at this vital time.”

The winner will receive:

? Purchase of one or two domain names.

? 5 x 25GB mailboxes.

? Design of company logo

? Design of business cards and letterheads

? Design of fully responsive recruitment website

? Set up and Design of Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn company and Showcase page

? Training

? Initial search engine optimisation

? Launch PR

? A free &frac12 day business advice session/consultancy from Orchard Joint Ventures

? Full page editorial profile in Recruitment International Magazine

Two runners up will receive:

? Logo Design

? Business stationary design

? A free &frac12 day business session/consultancy from Orchard Joint Ventures

The closing date for the competition is May 25th 2015 and the winners will be announced on June 1st 2015.


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