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Entrepreneurship should be a viable option for every person in the land

Entrepreneurship should be a viable option for every person in the land
Emma Jones
Emma Jones
Founder
Enterprise Nation
 

Posted: Wed 10th Jun 2020

In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests across the world, Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones shares an update for our community.

Enterprise Nation exists to help people start and grow their own business. We believe entrepreneurship should be a viable option for every person in the land, regardless of their background. To that end, the support we offer has always been inclusive and accessible by design.

In light of recent events, we're carefully and honestly reviewing the businesses we profile and feature at events and online, because having diverse and relatable role models can provide the spark and confidence for others looking to start up or opt for growth.

We're taking a hard look at the make-up of our team and board, as we know great companies are founded on diverse views based on the make-up of the community they serve. And we'll commission new advice to help other small businesses understand how to start and grow with diversity and talent in mind.

As members of the Enterprise Nation community, you'll hold us to account on our words and deeds. We'll review, learn and revise and hopefully inform others along the way.

In the lens of Enterprise Nation, entrepreneurship matters, and our job is to continue to make this accessible to all.

We welcome your comments. You can contact us via email, Twitter and Instagram.

 
Emma Jones
Emma Jones
Founder
Enterprise Nation
 
Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where she worked in London, Leeds and Manchester offices and set up the firm's Inward Investment practice that attracted overseas companies to locate in the UK. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate. After 15 months, the company was successfully sold to Tenon plc. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website. The company has since expanded to become a small business membership community of over 75,000 people who benefit from events and support: online and in person. Enterprise Nation also presents a campaigning voice to government and the media on behalf of its members. In 2021, Emma was awarded a CBE for services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
 

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