Unemployed people wanting to start small businesses will be trained in business skills and given professional advice. About 150 people will benefit from the 'Spirit of Hong Kong', a scheme organised by Christian Action. It will target work such as contract cleaning, sewing and alterations, neighbourhood child-care and beauty care - identified in a survey three weeks ago. No financial assistance will be offered. 'Anyone who has a vision and determination to make their dream come true can join the scheme,' said programme director Jeanne Campbell. People were advised not to invest all their savings in new enterprises, but to start small. Group chairman Cheung Ang Siew-mei said the scheme was aimed at grassroots unemployed workers. 'There are already programmes for middle-level managers and fresh graduates so we have to do something for those at grassroots levels who are most affected,' Ms Cheung said. The three-week course will include organisational and business skills. Ms Campbell said recruits would be followed up for six months after setting up their businesses. 'Research shows that most self-employed fail within the first six months because they have little or no support,' she said. 'We will give on-site visits, trouble-shooting workshops, consultation and counselling to those having difficulties.'