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CFE relaunches university mapping survey
The Centre for Entrepreneurs has partnered with the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) and Enterprise Educators UK (EEEUK) to relaunch a university entrepreneurship mapping survey last run in 2012. The mapping survey – which secured responses from 89 institutions when last run – will give the sector and policy makers a detailed understanding of the state of entrepreneurship across UK universities.
The Centre is running a consultation on the design of the survey before it launches in October. Learn more
- £250m milestone for Start Up Loans (gov.uk)
- More than two-thirds of Britain’s smallest firms expect to see growth in next six months despite concerns over Brexit (Financial Mail on Sunday)
- Seedrs’ equity crowdfunded portfolio returns estimated at 14% annually(Business Zone)
- National Living Wage sees a squeeze on profits for 59% of small businesses (Elite Business)
- Sage boss hits out at UK tech firms’ ‘lack of ambition’ (Evening Standard)
- How to turn a gangster into an entrepreneur (Iqbal Wahhab, founder, Roast)
- 5 tax reforms to create a more entrepreneurial society (Benedict Dellott, associate director – economics, enterprise & manufacturing, The RSA)
- The elite should beware – a white van and laptop rebellion is underway(Robert Kelsey, deputy chair, Centre for Entrepreneurs and founder, Moorgate Communications)
- The rise and rise of home-based businesses (David Prosser, contributor, Forbes)
- Britain must be boldly pro-enterprise to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Alan Mak MP)