This week we're doing something a little different. Whenever we speak with entrepreneurs, one of the main issues impacting their ability to grow their business is access to talent. That's why we are surveying entrepreneurs on their approach to recruitment, which will feed into our policy work and a Barclays report on the project.
If you're an entrepreneur, it would be great if you could take 5 minutes to complete this survey. If you're not an entrepreneur, we would be immensely grateful if you could forward this on to any entrepreneurs who might be keen to support our work.
All responses will be anonymised, and we're offering a year's free membership to The Entrepreneurs Network to anyone who responds.
The key benefits of membership are:
priority invitations to our popular events
monthly Policy Updates which explain how changes to legislation will impact your business, and how your business can benefit from schemes designed to support entrepreneurs
occasional press opportunities from journalists to help promote you, your expertise and your business.
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Friends of the network
British Library: Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups
Register your interest by Thursday 14 March, Free
Innovating for Growth is a European Regional Development Fund programme designed to help small businesses scale-up and grow. 18 high-growth businesses are selected each three months to give £10,000 worth of specialist support and tailored one-to-one advice on areas including: developing a growth strategy, refining your business model, product and service innovation, creating a market strategy and building your brand, maximising your Intellectual Property, business and market intelligence and more.
IESE Business School: Valuable Lessons from an Overlooked Asset Class
12 February 2019, 7pm to 9pm, Nomura International, London
IESE Business School professor Jan Simon will provide insight into the world of search funds and deliver valuable lessons on entrepreneurial acquisitions (acquisitions by entrepreneurial managers), including sourcing, acquiring and growing a company.
Supper Club: How to be a Top Communicator
14 February 2019, 9am-1pm, The Office Group, 2 Stephen Street, London, £195 Non-members
This session is designed to give you a detailed awareness of the importance of your personal impact and the way you communicate to those you wish to influence.
IoD Lancashire: Diversity in the Boardroom
21 February 2019; 8.30am to 11.30am, Free
Burnley College, Themis, Burnley
This event will explore why it is essential to encourage diversity in the business environment.