The refugee who found her smile when she said ‘cheese’
The Times write a feature about the Centre’s latest report, ‘Starting Afresh: How entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of resettled refugees’, published today.
The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CfE), a think tank, has produced a new report that argues success stories like that of Ms Alsous demonstrate that entrepreneurship should be playing a much more prominent role in helping refugees to integrate into society. It is calling for the creation of refugee entrepreneurship programmes that would provide participants with business support and advice on issues such as negotiating the legal, financial and cultural nuances of running a business in Britain. It points to data from the Global Entrepreneurship study, which showed that in the majority of 69 countries it surveyed immigrants demonstrated greater “entrepreneurial activity”, particularly in growth-oriented businesses, than the resident population.
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