Guest post from Emma Jones, founder of small business support company Enterprise Nation www.enterprisenation.com and a co-founder of StartUp Britain.
StartUp Britain: post launch + 2 months
National campaign, StartUp Britain was launched on 28 March, meaning the campaign has just passed its second month. Emma Jones is one of the campaign founders and offers an update on how the campaign is doing and how you might like to get involved.
For anyone not aware of the campaign, StartUp Britain aims to encourage more people to start a business and support existing businesses to grow. It does this by shining a spotlight on useful resources and opening up access to corporate offers.
The campaign is about promoting enterprise and does not itself deliver business support. There are enough great bodies/groups/individuals doing that, and our job is to point you to them!
The campaign was launched with support from the Prime Minister and is run by a small team of business owners, of which I’m one.
The campaign has motored since launch. The site www.startupbritain.org continues to attract high traffic and other impact points include:
More to come
The action doesn’t stop here! Indeed, we’re about to enter six months of activity where the campaign will be represented at events across the UK from a StartUp Summer at UCL through to MADE Festival in Sheffield and a ‘Homes & Gardens’ start your own business show. A couple of points to flag for your immediate attention:
In the meantime, do visit the campaign site or contact the campaign team with any questions/ideas/suggestions. Let’s together ensure StartUp Britain is a continued success – the country will be a better place if we do!