One tale from 10,000 startups

It’s a big week for the  Start Up Loans Company that has made its 10,000th loan – to Allen Martin’s Eclipse Property Cornwall.

For a flavour of the difference that the scheme is making, watch this film with entrepreneur Demilola Owoseje talking to Lord Young, the Prime Minister’s enterprise adviser, about how her Start-Up Loan has helped grow her business Majeurs Chesterfield (a business that is also a great advertisement for the East London Small Business Centre). In it, Demilola talks about how the process of getting the loan, how she has used it (and has started to pay it back), and her plans for future growth and recruitment.