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200,000 and counting...

Shell LiveWIRE UK has reached an important milestone, with over 200,000 members registered on its website, Discussion Forum and Social Network.

Recognised as the UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30, Shell LiveWIRE UK has been providing free business advice, networking opportunities and funding for those who wish to become self-employed (or at least explore it as an option) since 1982.

Shell LiveWIRE UK currently offers (each month) 4 x £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE UK Grand Ideas Awards to 16-30 year old entrepreneurs with a new business idea or in their first 12 months of trading, whilst the Business Library and Video Lounge are full of useful free articles, guides and top tips to help people starting out.

'Community' is seen as a key element of Shell LiveWIRE UK, and the Discussion Forum introduced over 10 years ago (at the end of 2001) has seen hundreds of thousands of people use it to obtain free information, advice and feedback for their business, find suppliers, and business partners too.

In 2008, Shell LiveWIRE launched the world's first international Social Network specifically for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30. Although Facebook has since been adopted by businesses everywhere as one of their main marketing tools, the LiveWIRE Social Network and Discussion Forum continue to aid LiveWIRE members by driving internet traffic back to their website.

The Shell LiveWIRE UK team now uses Facebook and a wide range of other Social Media tools to share content and communicate with its members, partner organisations and interested parties in the UK (and internationally too).

Paul Lancaster, Web Development Executive at Shell LiveWIRE UK said: "We've built Social Media into everything we do which has helped widen the reach of the programme further and enabled us to share our knowledge and expertise with more people than just our core membership of 200,000+ people."

"In addition to visiting our website and Discussion Forum regularly, we therefore recommend that budding British entrepreneurs also Follow us on Twitter @ShellLiveWIREUK, 'Like' our Facebook Page and subscribe to our YouTube Channel to give them an advantage when starting out."


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