WITH increasing numbers of people defying the economic downturn - some spurred by redundancy - to start their own businesses, Government-backed advisers have set up intensive courses to minimise the number that fail. Around 100,000 new businesses are created in the East of England every three months, and Business Link East has seen interest in new ventures burgeon since the downturn began. For just £50, including accommodation and food for the two days, would-be Cambridgeshire entrepreneurs can be part of BLE's 'Start Your Own Business Boot Camps' on June 4 and 5 and July 30 and 31. The residential Business Boot Camp has been designed to provide a fast-track foundation for anyone wishing to accelerate the start up of his or her own business BLE says. Both days are packed with a range of information, advice and support - basically everything that new entrepreneurs need to get up and running straight away.