Business Environment Steps Up to Support Entrepreneurs
From the UK government to business leaders, the consensus is that entrepreneurs are the key to future growth in the UK. But how can the UK office market support budding entrepreneurs? We take a look at how office provider Business Environment Group is going beyond the basics to help them achieve their goals.
Building a business lifestyle is a core part of Business EnvironmentΓÇÖs ethos, so itΓÇÖs natural that they want to support the businesses of the future at the start of their journey. ThatΓÇÖs why the company has launched a series of events and competitions designed specifically for budding entrepreneurs.
Next month will see them bring the Entrepreneur Roadshow back to Basingstoke for a second time. The event, which will take place on 16th May, features a roster of guest speakers delivering advice on how to make the leap from nine-to-five working to being your own boss.
David Saul, managing director at Business Environment, says; ΓÇ£WeΓÇÖre pleased to be hosting the Entrepreneur Roadshow at our Basingstoke offices. The speaker line up is first-rate and IΓÇÖm sure attendees will gain some invaluable tips on setting up a business.ΓÇ¥
In addition to the guest speakers, attendees will also have access to more than 30 stands, offering advice on everything from financial planning to legal issues. Business Environment is hoping that it will stimulate a dynamic new business scene in the Thames Valley area, which experienced a surge in company registrations during 2012.
The event is the latest in their series of initiatives to support entrepreneurs. Other projects include their recently launched SMARTpreneur awards, an annual event to recognise the entrepreneur with the best new idea. It is designed to help them take their first steps on the road to success.
Another recent initiative saw a new graduate entrepreneur receive free office space at a business centre in the heart of London, providing a prime location from which to grow their business.
What do you think? Should business centres be doing more to support entrepreneurs? What else would you like to see them offer?