What is the French for entrepreneur?

The Centre’s lead researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka, writes in CAPX about the upcoming French election and its implications for the country’s entrepreneurs New firms drive innovation and productivity by challenging incumbents; research by Nesta has repeatedly demonstrated that a minority of…

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Brexit and Startups: How UK Entrepreneurs View the Next Few Years

The Centre’s report on Migrant Entrepreneurs gets covered by CurrencyFair. According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs, in their report Migrant Entrepreneurs: Building our Businesses, Creating our Jobs, one in seven UK companies is founded or co-founded by a migrant entrepreneur.…

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Founders not scroungers: There’s a business case for welcoming refugees

The Centre’s lead researcher, Maximilian Yoshioka, writes in City A.M. about the economic argument for welcoming more refugees Forced to flee from violence and persecution, countries accept refugees for humanitarian reasons. Nevertheless, there is a convincing economic rationale for welcoming…

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Prison entrepreneurship: ‘Giving a little bit of belief goes a long way’

The Guardian Small Business Network covers our ongoing Prison Entrepreneurship Course, taking place at HMP Ranby. On the back of the report, the Centre for Entrepreneurs has won £120,000 of government funds to run an enterprise course at HMP Ranby…

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The women-led startups smashing the glass ceiling

Our reports on serial entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs are mentioned in the latest installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. “What’s the appeal of entrepreneurship? Personally, it’s freedom. I don’t have to be at work at 9am…

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‘A great black book’: how to exploit contacts for global success

Our report on serial entrepreneurship is mentioned in the next installment of a Guardian mini-series inspired by the CFE’s research. Drive and determination are vital for an entrepreneur to succeed. Serial entrepreneurs, those that launch more than one business, often…

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Incubating graduates could unleash a wave of high-growth startups, claims CFE report

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) claims that by improving the business support available to recent graduates, universities could unleash a wave of high-growth entrepreneurship across the UK. The Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) – the leading…

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2016 breaks business formation records

The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), shows that business formation reached another record high in 2016 – with a total of 657,790 new businesses started. This builds on previous records of 608,110 in…

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CFE to launch prison entrepreneurship programme with National Offender Management Grant Funding

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has won funding from the Ministry of Justice to deliver a prison entrepreneurship programme at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire. This follows the publication of a report by the Centre which suggested that entrepreneurship programmes made available…

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CFE submission to Parliamentary Justice Select Committee published

The Centre for Entrepreneurs recently submitted evidence on the efficacy of prison entrepreneurship to a Justice Select Committee inquiry on prison reform. The Committee is collecting evidence to inform and support the prison reform programme now being taken forward by the…

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CFE joins Small Business Taskforce

The Centre for Entrepreneurs has joined with other organisations that jointly represent over one million small businesses to ensure the UK retains its leading global entrepreneurship position as it leaves the European Union.

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Turning prisoners into entrepreneurs would save £1.4 billion per annum, claims CFE report

A report released today by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) suggests that making an entrepreneurship programme available to all pre-release prisoners could save the government up to £1.4 billion annually, at the maximum cost of £82 million – providing a…

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