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Durham Symposium celebrates 5 decades of enterprise

The Durham Symposium on Small Business & Enterprise Development will now take place in Durham City, at St Aidan’s College and Durham Castle, on 15th and 16th September 2015.

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3 simple steps for banks to better serve women in business

Much can be achieved if banks take action now to better serve women in business. With these 3 simple steps banks, their customers and the economy will gain.

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ICE gender equality expertise extends globally through WISE Development

2014 saw Dinah Bennett extend and deepen ICE business activities relating to gender equality and female entrepreneurship through a co-directorship of WISE Development, a long-established dynamic enterprise that has the clear vision of transforming women’s lives. Dinah has  always been passionate about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, and  the values and ethos of WISE

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SME banking sector in Kenya receives support from ICE

Dinah Bennett OBE is selected to join an International Senior Advisory Team to support financial institutions in Kenya to improve the SME banking sector. Dinah is pictured with George Wachiuri CEO of Optiven, currently Kenya’s entrepreneur of the year KPMG top 100

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‘Family Strategy’ is key to family business support

Setting up, growing and sustaining any business is a challenge.  For family businesses, however, there is another layer of complexity – the family.  Recognising and addressing the need for a family strategy to reinforce and enable the business strategy is key to sustainable family business.   Although collectively referenced as ‘family businesses’, the family connection

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Invest for the Future portrait exhibition

“Visual Stories of Female Entrepreneurship” is a ground-breaking project being championed by Tina Odinsky-Zec as part of Invest for the Future. The project aims to encourage female photographers to take pictures of female entrepreneurs in context, anywhere in the world, so that one single image can tell the story of where they are and what they

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“UK entrepreneurship expert at a Croatian roundtable”

An engagement focusing on the development of female entrepreneurship arranged by the British Embassy in Croatia provided a welcome opportunity for Dinah Bennett to speak to entrepreneurs in Zagreb about economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. Read coverage of the event as reported on www.gov.uk here  “Dinah Bennett, UK entrepreneurship expert, shared her advice with Croatian (would-be)

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Insights into Family Business

In association with Yolanda Gibb, Dinah Bennett has developed a series of blogs specifically geared to providing insights into family enterprise and entrepreneurship. This first post provides some context for the series, explaining why supporting family business is so vital. The scale and contribution of Family Business Family Business represents a huge opportunity which is

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Social Enterprise. The clue is in the name.

Social Enterprise. The clue is in the name. Much has been written about the potential of social enterprise, but I share the concerns of many that, whilst social enterprise continues to be manoeuvred as a political plaything, the treasury loses sight of the real treasure that these ventures could yield. As a global economy fighting

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ICE partners Croatian Family Business Institute

Family business is becoming increasingly recognised as central to economic prosperity across the world, and a significant task now faces policy makers and support organisations to make the most of this opportunity. Progress, however, is being made, and it is hugely rewarding for ICE to be directly involved in recent developments, including participation in the

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