The week in entrepreneurship
The Centre for Entrepreneurs has today released a report calling on the UK to empower resettled refugees through entrepreneurship.
‘Starting afresh: How entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of resettled refugees’ details the experience and interest in entrepreneurship among refugees, and highlights the profound role self-employment can play in helping newly-arrived refugees retake control of their lives.
The report calls on the business sector, philanthropists and the government to work together in rolling out refugee entrepreneurship programmes nationwide. These provide tailored startup support to refugees, and would replicate the success of organisations in Australia, Germany, Denmark and London, which are profiled in the report.
- SMEs react to Philip Hammond’s “positively Tigger-like” spring statement(Elite Business)
- Government plans new investment scheme for start-ups (Economia covers government consultation on EIS knowledge-intensive fund)
- Brits decide to set up their own businesses aged just 27 (Fresh Business Thinking covers Xero research)
- Scotland struggling for startup businesses (Economia covers UHY Hacker Young research)
- If Colombia and Ukraine can publish data on government contracts, why cant the UK? (Gavin Hayman, exec director, Open Contracting Partnership)
- Post-Carillion, give UK’s small firms a chance (Daniel Korski, co-founder & CEO, Public)
- Theranos and Silicon Valley’s ‘fake it till you make it’ culture (Erin Griffith, senior writer, Wired)
- The spring statement’s £80m to help recruit apprentices and a regular business rate revaluation is good news for small business (Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation)
- Stop whining, GDPR is actually good for your business (Dennis Dayman, chief privacy and security officer, Return Path)
- TechCrunch: Late-blooming startups can still thrive
- Guardian: ‘Social enterprises go bust all the time’: How the sector is tackling its image problem
- QZ: There’s an unsaid caste system in Indian startups – ask those who didn’t go to an IIT
- Awards: Nominations open for the British Small Business Awards 2018
Nominations are now open for the annual British Small Business Awards. Now in its third year, it is one of the leading celebrations of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies.