We've recently learnt of this wonderful opportunity from the online Birmingham Post, which should appeal to our Interiors & Lifestyle community. If you want the chance of your own free shop, you've now got until Friday 17 October to get your application in.
"The Square, off Corporation Street, is running a competition giving fledgling retailers the chance to run a store at the shopping centre from the end of October right through to Christmas. The winner will not face any bills for rent, rates or utility costs.
"They will also receive mentoring from owners of other shops within the centre, along with the Square's management team.
"Anyone wishing to take part in the competition should log onto http://www.thesquareshoppingcentre.co.uk/whats-happening/ before the competition deadline of Friday 17 October, explaining their business idea and why they deserve the opportunity to win.
"A group of experts, including the Birmingham Mail’s Consumer Editor Emma McKinney and Paul Lewis, manager of The Oasis fashion store in The Square, will then review the entries before whittling them down to a short-list.
Those short-listed will be invited to pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den-style interview "
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