Kilolinks was set up with Guangdong's university students in mind about a year ago. It was a free web space for students who could publish anything they wanted to share. However, due to technical and funding problems, the site was closed last month. It was a difficult decision for Chen Jie, a third-year student at the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and the creator of the site. Chen is among an increasing number of mainland university students who have decided to set up his own business, instead of facing intense competition for jobs. Kilolinks was once an important part of Chen's life. 'I did hope this website would be the start of my career. It was a hard decision to axe it. We had no special teachers to give us guidance and it was a real hot potato for us,' he says. While it is tough to find a job these days, setting up a business is not easy either. For most students, funding is the key to successful innovative projects. University education, family support, and inter-personal relationships are also important. Compared to Chen, Liu Ming seems to be luckier. He runs a small hotel near the campus of South China University of Technology. Looking back on his decision to run his own business, Liu seems very satisfied. 'I didn't want to 'scramble for the rice bowl' with thousands of graduates. With the support of my parents, I began to build my own enterprise. Now, everything is going smoothly,' he says. Liu's hotel accommodates about 50 guests each night. He will open another hotel in the Higher Education Mega Centre in Guangzhou next month. The young entrepreneurs' dreams never cease. Chen has already created a new version of Kilolinks. Although it is still being tested, he is ready to make it work.