Is Greater Manchester doing enough for entrepreneurs, tell us what you think?

The city region’s political and executive leadership has committed to boosting the levels of business in Greater Manchester and increasing the number of entrepreneurs living and working here. But are we doing enough? pro.manchester is the members organisation for the financial and professional services sector in Greater the city region. We have agreed to undertake an extensive survey on behalf of the Commission for the New Economy. Are we doing enough, is there something you would like to see done. Have your say, post a comment today!
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Funding and finance for entrepreneurs in Greater Manchester

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The city region’s political and executive leadership has committed to boosting the levels of business in Greater Manchester, and increasing the number of entrepreneurs living and working here. This means creating the right environment for entrepreneurs to flourish. Feedback from entrepreneurs and firms however suggests that they are experiencing difficulties accessing finance in the current economic climate. As the economy emerges from recession, access to growth capital may become even more difficult. pro.manchester has agreed to undertake a study and review programme in this area as part of the Commission for the New Economy Discussion paper series. This will be one of the most comprehensive studies into finance for entrepreneurs and SME’s in the CIty. A great chance for member firms to participate and shape the future for enterprise in Greater Manchester.
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“I cut my teeth on Fleet Street Unions”, Sunday Times Article

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The definition of a great place to work – a place where employees “trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with “. It is not too much to ask for any organisation. With the acceleration of communication with Social Media, like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Blogging, it becomes critically important. JKA
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No signs of double dip at the Trafford Centre Manchester

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Our 15 per cent increase reflected a consistent performance throughout the week. Johnlewis.com led the way with a 33 per cent increase, but it was Trafford (+22 per cent) that claimed the top spot for shops along with some stunning results from the southeast heavyweights such as Oxford Street, Peter Jones and Bluewater.
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