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Launch of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs

posted 23 Sep 2010, 04:57 by

Developed by SFEDI, the UK enterprise accreditation body, the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, IOEE, is the very first entrepreneurs institute established to recognise enterprise and entrepreneurship as a professional career choice. Professional institutes exist for most occupations, but not entrepreneurs, until now.


The Institute’ initial focus will be in providing opportunities for small and home business owner members to mentor others, particularly start ups. Research has indicated that small companies who work with a mentor have a 20% increased chance of success. The IOEE Mentor Programme will match all those thinking about or in the early stages of starting their own business with experienced entrepreneurs in their area. The programme is endorsed and supported by the Federation of Small Businesses.


The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs principal aim is to make sure that all those involved in enterprise are able to access the support they need, when they need it. All of the work is informed by research into what other entrepreneurs do and have done in order to be successful. It’s about small business owners helping each other.


Further information:


Sophie Lee on 01325 328306 or email


The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs