Skip main navigation

Enterprise – what does it mean to you?

Dr Julie Holland from the Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Education, Loughborough University, talks about how the UK government is promoting enterprise.

Innovation and enterprise

The UK chancellor, George Osborne, in his recent budget talked about flourishing enterprise zones and continuing government support to help finance start-up companies. Business rates discounts and enhanced capital allowances were extended and the tax credit that small loss-making companies can claim for research and development was increased. The Start-up loans scheme was extended back in December and, at the recent Federation of Small Businesses conference in Manchester, the chancellor announced plans to help small companies who are seeking finance.

All in all, it appears that the UK government wants to promote small business and the UK is not unique as there are lots of initiatives to promote small business start-up and growth around the world. So, join our free online course in Innovation and Enterprise and find out for yourself what enterprise is all about.

We are going to look at the pieces of the jigsaw that contribute to the success of start-up companies and challenge you to come up with an idea of your own.

Have you ever watched television and wondered whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Have you ever spotted a problem and come up with a great idea to solve it but then never did anything about it?

We want to unleash your creativity and show you that with the right resources and attitude, you can achieve much more than you ever thought possible.

Small businesses make up a huge portion of the world economy and employ a vast workforce but it’s not only the employees of small companies who need to be innovative and entrepreneurial. Large companies need new ideas just as much as small companies and an enterprising individual who challenges the status quo and suggests new ways of doing things can make a large impact to an organisation.

So, why don’t you join us and learn how to put those ideas into practice?

Related stories on FutureLearn

FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now