Federation of Small Businesses Stress Importance of Business Education


With latest figures suggesting just 46.6% of UK based start-ups last more than 5 years, The Federation of Small Business (FSB) have urged more businesses to get involved with education.

One initiative the FSB are backing is the “Visit Our Schools” campaign. The campaign encourages employers to visit local schools and colleges and share their knowledge and experience from the business world.

Such schemes were backed further by “Dragon” Peter Jones who, speaking at Global Entrepreneurship Week, highlighted the need for business to become a core part of the education system; “We are at risk of encouraging more and more people to start businesses who don’t have the skills to build a business”.

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Mathew is the Former Head of Content for Made Simple and has written about small businesses and how to set them up for over 14 years. A keen runner, he also enjoys a good beer in a pub, films and football, though not necessarily in that order.