2012 to be the year of enterprise

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Mark Prisk unveils a brand new interactive calendar listing key enterprise events throughout the year.

The StartUp 2012: Enterprise Calendar on the StartUp Britain website highlights over 600 enterprise events across the country.

They include competitions, conferences, workshops and networking events that could be the kick-start needed to help a new or growing business venture.

Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said:

“We want 2012 to be the year of enterprise, where entrepreneurs can unlock their business potential. Enterprise events don’t just take place on one day, or during one week, but they appear throughout the year and across the country.

“We need to make sure people know that there is support and advice available, that it is easy to get, and it is often on their doorstep.

“The Government is committed to providing more opportunities for businesses to start and grow. We are continuing to increase the number of volunteers through the new national mentoring scheme and have launched an improved business link website. The enterprise calendar is a great addition to our support for business in 2012 and beyond.”

Business in You

The calendar is part of the new Business in You campaign, launched by the Prime Minister earlier this week, which brings together the Government and private sector to inspire people to start or grow their business.

Also commenting on StartUp 2012, Dragons’ Den Entrepreneur Peter Jones said “I wish the StartUp Calendar had been around when I was starting up a business. It is a really useful, practical tool and will be invaluable in helping people find the support and inspiration they need over the coming year.”