Plymouth Enterprise Week
Plymouth, United Kingdom
November 16, 2013
Plymouth Enterprise Week is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and this year is taking place during the week commencing 18 November 2013.
Plymouth has gained national recognition for its Enterprise Week activities in the last few years and have also proven our city’s excellence by being named regional winner of the Enterprising Britain competitions in 2008 and 2009 competitions.
An enterprise culture – in the form of entrepreneurial confidence, motivation, capability and ambition running through society – requires the application of talent to deliver economic and social benefit and remain globally competitive.
This might be through people starting new businesses or social enterprises. Enterprise also contributes to business growth, to the delivery of public and third sector services, to the regeneration of communities, and to building the skills and confidence of individuals to seek opportunities to create wealth and achieve social impact:
– New businesses boost our economy
– Social entrepreneurship can enrich communities
– Enterprising employees revitalise organisations and aid business growth
– Having a can-do attitude and the skills to spot opportunities and implement ideas benefits every one of us
While the UK provides a favorable environment for business start-up and there are positive attitudes toward enterprise, particularly among young people, many people have untapped entrepreneurial potential and lack the motivation, confidence, experience and capability to be enterprising. New and existing businesses often fail to grow at a rate that would drive up UK competitiveness and productivity. Our greatest challenge then is to unlock the talent and potential of everyone in the UK, using enterprise and the entrepreneurial opportunity as the key.