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The B&NES ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB, set up by Small Business Focus, aims to provide support to all micro and small businesses within the region, whether they are well-established, in the start-up phase or still at the “Big Idea” stage.
Free weekly meetings focus on the resources, skills and knowledge needed to run a small business efficiently, effectively and successfully. Each meeting also includes networking opportunities, plus free refreshments. The meetings take place on Tuesdays, from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm at different inspirational venues.
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Small Business Focus was awarded a Global Entrepreneurship Oustanding Impact Award for the events held in Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010. Just 131 out of over 700 Global Entrepreneurship Week event organisers qualified for this accolade.
We'd like to thank everyone who joined in be they participants, sponsors or guests and look forward to making 2011 even better.
|HSBC BANK 45 MILSOM STREET BATH BA1 1DU|
More than 60 people spent the evening of Friday November 19 networking at the Small Business Focus Global Entrepreneurship 2010 “high impact” event in conjunction with the HSBC Bank on Milsom Street.
Representatives of the Bath business world met up with enterprise students from the City of Bath College who presented “The Olympic Challenge” project, with the Young Enterprise company “Storm” from Bath Royal High School (who displayed their beautiful hand warmers) and from the University of Bath. Yael Fainsilber and Nicolas Cary, graduate entrepreneurs, explained the highly successful concept of Take Note!, fielded questions and forged links to interested potential clients. The evening finished with a sumptuous buffet from award-winning caterers, Dine with Style.
A great evening with a long-lasting impact on young people with their own unique and innovative “big ideas” - demonstrating the breadth of support available to start-ups from within the existing B&NES Business Community.
Photographer - Barry Eye of Pukka Pictures
“Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made. Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught just like any other. That’s why Global Entrepreneurship Week is so vital right now. To inspire thousands of people to pursue their ideas, to create jobs and to build global ambition among young people and business owners alike.” Peter Jones, entrepreneur and Enterprise UK Chair.
Global Entrepreneurship Week began life as Enterprise Week in the UK back in 2004. When news of the phenomenal success of Enterprise Week in the UK spread the globe, lots of other countries got excited at the potential of running similar initiatives in their own countries. So in 2008, Enterprise UK and the Kauffman Foundation (the world’s largest entrepreneurship foundation based in the US) founded the very first Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Last year, there were over 32,000 events run in 88 countries, attended by more than 7.5 million people. In the UK, over 529,000 people attended 4,812 events.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, with millions unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality. Find out what happened in previous years of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
It’s more than just a week
Global Entrepreneurship Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate all the amazing work that goes on year-round.
We all recognise that entrepreneurship is a force for good. It can lift people out of poverty, enable people to take control of their own lives, or simply turn their passions into profit.
Over half of all young people in the UK want to start a business. Yet only 1 in 20 of them actually do. We believe it’s time this should become reality for more people across the UK. Various venues – wide range of opportunities to participate and network with businesses and future entrepreneurs