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Launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week at Google HQ London

Posted by ericww on November 15, 2010

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off bid to make this the UK’s most entrepreneurial decade

Posted by ericww on November 13, 2010

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MORE than 1,000 organisations and 400 schools throughout the UK take on the challenge to make a job not just take a job, bust myths and strive to kick start the most entrepreneurial decade.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (15th – 21st November 2010) inspires young people and aspiring entrepreneurs to take the next step on their enterprise journey.

Every town and city in the UK will see organisations and schools hosting events to encourage and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs as people look to make a job not just take a job.

And there are a number of green-themed entrepreneurial events planned throughout the week, a selection of which can be viewed on the HZH special Global Entrepreneurship Week ‘Green’ Events Page

In more than 100 countries across the world, over 7.5 million people will take part with around 100,000 people attending 1,800 events in the UK. Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded by Enterprise UK in 2004, and taken globally in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation in 2008.

Prime Minister David Cameron said of the week:

‘Global Entrepreneurship Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to inspire the innovators and entrepreneurs in our country – and in the current economic climate that is incredibly important. The future of our economy depends on a new generation of entrepreneurs coming up with ideas, resolving to make them a reality and having the vision to create wealth and jobs.

Every success story starts with someone taking the brave step of striking out on their own, so the more we can encourage people to take that step the better. That’s why the government is doing everything possible to encourage entrepreneurs who are starting out – from simplifying taxes to providing access to mentors – and that’s why I wish Global Entrepreneurship Week every success’

In response to the Prime Minister’s call for the most entrepreneurial decade, Enterprise UK will challenge:

  • The Ambition Gap – 50% of the population want to start a business but only 5.8% are in the actual process of starting a business
  • The Demographic Gap- approximately 10% of entrepreneurs are under 35 and London has twice the levels of entrepreneurial activity as some other UK regions.
  • The Skills Gap – Enterprise education doubles your chances of business success but enterprise is still not a staple of the education system – in schools, colleges and universities

The Launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week will be at Google HQ in London hosted by Peter Jones, entrepreneur, Dragon and Chairman of Enterprise UK and Tom Bewick, CEO of Enterprise UK.

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Big recognition for Dragons’ Tiny Box investment

Posted by ericww on June 2, 2010

TINY Box, the Sussex-based eco-friendly wholesale gift packaging company which secured funding from entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis on BBC2’s popular “Dragons’ Den” TV show, is up for top honours at this year’s National Recycling Awards.

The company has been shortlisted in the ‘Small Business Recycling Initiative’ category and is up against: i-plas; Junk It; Leap – design for change; Recycle & Grow Northamptonshire; and Sonae Industria (UK).

The category is open to UK-based organisations with less than 250 employees and the winner will be a company that “embraces recycling and waste minimisation as part of its company culture.”

As part of its submission, Tiny Box stressed that although its focus is eco friendly products, the business practices what it preaches in every area of the company’s operations.  One example Tiny Box highlighted was its operation of a cardboard recycling facility for many other businesses in the wider business community, which is used for example by the retailers in nearby East Grinstead High Street.

Tiny Box isn’t the only short-listed business in the awards, but HZH is more than give happy to single the team out for a big shout for all the good recycling work – and to wish them all the best at the awards ceremony in London on 15 July.  Good luck!

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