The Young Entrepreneurs Project (YEP) provides business intenders and entrepreneurs in the Ipswich area of Queensland with free and practical support to encourage them to start a business as a way to create their own job.

In particular, YEP targets young unemployed people. However, their services are available to anyone with a business idea.

They use local business advisers who understand the challenges small businesses face in the area.

They offer a range of free services including, but not limited to:

  • information and advice about entrepreneurship and starting and running a business
  • tailored mentoring and assistance, including workshops and networking events
  • linking and referring individuals to appropriate services that can help them start and run their own business.