Curry king Charan backs chance for Scots tycoons.CURRY curry [Malayalam], condiment much used in India and elsewhere in Asia and the Middle East, in combination with rice, meat, and a variety of other dishes. It is compounded of such spices as turmeric, fenugreek, cloves, cumin, ginger, black and hot red pepper, and king Charan Gill is urging budding budding, type of grafting in which a plant bud is inserted under the bark of the stock (usually not more than a year old). It is best done when the bark will peel easily and the buds are mature, as in spring, late summer, or early autumn. entrepreneurs to enter a major competition to find Scotland's best business idea.
Entrants from across the country can put an idea forward to be considered for a pounds 1000 local prize plus pounds 500 of legal advice.
The best national entry will win a total of pounds 5000 plus pounds 2500 of legal advice to help them get their idea off the ground. The Business Idea competition, which is being run by Business Gateway, is sponsored by law firm Biggart Baillie and the Royal Bank of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Scottish Gaelic: Banca Rìoghail na h-Alba .
Charan, 51, who sold his 17-restaurant empire for pounds 16million, said: "Like a good curry, becoming an entrepreneur is all about finding the right ingredients.
"But how do you know if you have the right stuff if you don't give it a go? My advice is get all the advice you can, but go for it - what have you got to lose."
Last year's winning entries included a straw that detects if a drink has been spiked and a monitor showing how much electricity, water and gas is being used in a home.
Entrants must be 16 or over and live in Scotland. and the closing date is Friday 30 November.More info at www.bgateway.com/businessidea.
ADVICE: Charan Gill