"Business." Lord Alan Sugar told us yesterday, "is all about potential talent. Education or qualifications don't mean shit when it comes to making money. It's all about getting the right people at the right time"
It seems he's putting his words into practice, as younger people are in for a treat as Alan Sugar extends his flagship television project to upcoming talent in the new TV show, 'Junior Apprentice'.
But no one is more excited than one of this year's contestants, up and coming entrepeneur Jordan de Courcey, 17.
One of the most promising candidates, Jourdan started early at just age 12, setting up his own business. "My sister was being soooo annoying. She kept playing with my Pogs. Mum said I had to share, but I didn't want to!" he bawled, stamping his feet as he explained his inspiration. "It could either go to bed without dinner or just let her have them. In the end, I made her buy them off me."
His enterprising young mind soon realised he could double his current income through this newly discovered market. "I sold her old stuff from my room I didn't want. I could get two lots of pocket money a week!" he said, pausing as the finger up his nose dislodged a large wad of snot, "That's, like, twice the amount!"
It appears the sky is the limit for this rising young star. We have learned that he's currently setting up interviews with his mother to start aggressive negotiations to push back his bedtime a further 10 minutes on non-school nights and extend his market influence to all 5 rooms in the de Courcey household.
"We're very proud of him", gushed Jourdan's grinning parents, "He's always had that flare, and we've love to see him on TV. "He's especially excited as we've promised him a trip to Disneyland if he does really well."