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Releasing the Entrepreneur Within John Thompson Roger M Bale Professor of Entrepreneurship Huddersfield University Business School HEA Enterprise & Employability.

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1 Releasing the Entrepreneur Within John Thompson Roger M Bale Professor of Entrepreneurship Huddersfield University Business School HEA Enterprise & Employability Workshop 31 January 2007

2 My Questions for Today What do we mean by enterprise and entrepreneurship How do we develop and support each of them What do we make available to whom? Do we need to identify students with entrepreneurial potential? If so, how? And then what do we do?

3 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Enterprise Having ideas and doing something about them – a way of behaving Entrepreneurship Interest in start-up and self-employment

4 Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Enterprise Entrepreneurship In the Curriculum Adjunct to the Curriculum

5 Entrepreneurship Prepare for Teach about All StudentsIdentified as having potential One - to - one Mentoring etc. Enterprise Workshops Enterprise & entrepreneurship modules

6 Developing New Businesses The three inter-twined transformations: The idea into a product The entrepreneur-in-waiting into a competent practitioner The spare bedroom into an organisation

7 TALENT, TEMPERAMENT, TECHNIQUE Temperament Talent Technique

8 THE ENTREPRENEURS FACETS - The six character themes

9 Creativity Focus Team Inner Ego Social Outer Ego Outer Ego Advantage THE Seven Habits OF THE EFFECTIVE ENTREPRENEUR January 2007

10 The Entrepreneur Indicator 30 balanced questions Instant outline feeedback Foundation for support and mentoring Password access only

11 The Entrepreneur Indicator Raw scores/ metrics are only part of it! The Talent Chain Inner-Outer Ego Balance The Talent-Temperament Relationship The Strength of Team The Presence (or otherwise) of Social

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13 Discussion Questions Do we want to select students and offer them distinctive/customised support If so, how? And what are we going to look for? Do we want to provide a comprehensive enabling packaging – with advice, coaching and mentoring? How do we engineer an effective match between would-be entrepreneur and enabler?

14 Key references Focus on the Entrepreneur - Achieve your Potential Bill Bolton & John Thompson Thomson Learning 2002 Enabling Entrepreneurs – Maximising Effectiveness in Advising, Coaching, Mentoring and Incubating New Businesses John Thompson University of Huddersfield/ UK Business Incubation 2006


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