Spreading the Enterprise message

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Iain Scott

With Global Entrepreneurship Week (16-22 Nov) well under way, Cornwall-based enterprise speaker, Iain Scott is busy spreading his enterprise message to aspiring entrepreneurs in the county and beyond.

Following a keynote speech in Harrogate yesterday, Scott will be travelling back to Cornwall to speak at the CUC Graduate Careers Fair at Tremough, which takes place tomorrow (Wednesday November 18.)

Iain will be addressing the graduates, inspiring them with an entertaining workshop on ‘How to Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur’, based on his previous book, “Tortoise Walking for Beginners.”

Running this year from November 16-22, the week was first launched in the UK in 2004 as Enterprise Week. Last year it became Global Entrepreneurship Week with activities in 77 countries, attended by more than 3 million people (644,000 in the UK).

Scott is a leading speaker on how and why people start a business and his experience, ideas and methodology are the result of his 15 years as an analyst of enterprise and 20 years as an entrepreneur.  As well as being an author, Cornwall-based Scott runs regular courses across the UK to foster enterprise among individuals, businesses and other organisations.

Scott said: “Global Entrepreneurial Week is not surprisingly an extremely busy time for me. I’m delighted to be speaking in my home county tomorrow at the Careers Fair and hope to really aspire the graduates with a highly motivated and entertaining workshop.

“For the close of the week I’ll be heading back out of county to Newcastle where I will launch a brand new project for the area – the intriguingly titled ‘Enterprise Guinea Pigs’.”

Scott concluded: “People are often put off by the thought of starting their own businesses in an uncertain climate but I would argue that chaos actually creates opportunities. The first step is talking about it. No business ever started with a business plan, it starts with a conversation, and that conversation is vital because that’s when you’ll discover what switches on your inner entrepreneur and what better time to do get talking so than during Global Entrepreneurial Week.”