Mark Prisk unveils enterprise opportunities in new calendar

The Minister for Enterprise has this week launched an interactive enterprise calendar, packed with all the key events for start-ups and entrepreneurs for the year. It is the latest initiative by the enterprise campaign group StartUp Britain. Events listed range from small regional networking sessions to large scale events such as Global Entrepreneurship Congress and the Smarta 100 awards.

While entrepreneurship rates increased in 2011, making the UK one of the best places in the EU to start a business, Prisk said he wanted to take it further. "I want us to make every week Global Entrepreneurship Week," he said.

Rajeeb Dey, Co-founder of StartUp Britain said the calendar will shine a spotlight on the range of resources that exist for people wanting to start or grow a business in 2012. "This will be a unique asset for small businesses to search for and find relevant events in their area and plan their year ahead," he said.

The calendar currently features more than 600 events and networking opportunities. Anybody who is hosting their own enterprise event can add to it on the StartUp Britain website.

Click here to access or add to the enterprise calendar, www.startupbritain.org/calendar

Click here to download the smartastart2012 calendar and flag up all the key business dates for the year in your calendar.

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