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Online: Entrepreneurs’ Network Event – May 2020
May 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Our Entrepreneurs’ Network Events offer a monthly morning of insightful talks and top tips from inspiring local start-ups, professionals, and business owners, a valuable skills exchange session, and a good dose of networking for new and existing entrepreneurs and start-ups.
These brilliant events are FREE and are open to everyone who’d like to learn new ways to develop themselves as an entrepreneur and those with an interest in supporting local business.
Join us and build your network with an inspiring community of new and developing entrepreneurs!
This Entrepreneurs’ Network Event is open to everyone. If you’re not already signed up with Start and Grow Enterprise, get your free ticket here.
This is an online networking event, held using Zoom. Get ready by Downloading Zoom to your computer. After booking a place at this event, you’ll receive an email from us to register and then you’ll get your link to join the meeting.
10.20am Introduction to Start and Grow Enterprise
10.30am Guest talk
12.00pm Event closes
Details of this month’s speaker…
“Entrepreneurship in a time of uncertainty and change”
Wow! Let’s be honest, did any of us see Covid-19 coming? Overnight, we went from seeing signs of growing confidence in the economy to a world of social distancing, self-isolation and business melt-down.
We’ve all had a massive shock, that we are still reeling from. Frankly, many of us do not yet know what the impact on our business will be in the long, medium or in some cases even in the short term. Whilst the government have been swift to announce measure to help, they are not available to everyone and the speed of execution has been variable. We are all having to improvise and change as we go along. I’ve even had to completely change the topic of this talk.
I can’t claim to have the answers, but I will reflect on what I have done, and what I’ve seen others do to deal with the uncertainty in the short term. I’ll also reflect on how the business landscape may change post-pandemic and what I think some of the keys to success may be in the medium and long term.
One thing is clear to me. The creativity, flexibility and persistence of entrepreneurs will be vital in getting our economy and society moving again.
I look forward to meeting you at the Start and Grow Entrepreneurs’ Networking event. I’m sure we can learn a lot from each other.
Entrepreneurs’ Network events are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.