Enterprise Nation is the UK’s leading small business network and business support provider delivering support to more than 50,000 small businesses every month. It exists to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice, events, acceleration support and networking.
Emma Jones CBE is the founder and CEO of Enterprise Nation and a legacy entrepreneur. Emma’s mum, whose relentless work ethic Emma cites as being an inspiration for her own passion for business, ran several independent restaurants in Newport, Shropshire and Emma’s working career began waitressing for her.
After university, working overseas and a career with an international accounting firm, Emma’s entrepreneur journey began in earnest in 2000 as part of the dot.com explosion when she started a successful online inward investment business that she then sold to a Plc. This led to the foundation of Enterprise Nation in 2006, an organisation which now boasts 70,000 members and subscribers, ten per cent of which are professional advisers from a range of sectors offering strategic support to small firms. The adviser platform now sees hundreds of connections every week with small firms reaching out for expert support.
Growth Partner invested in Enterprise Nation in 2017.
Why we love Enterprise Nation
It’s really simple – because they nurture start-up entrepreneurs who become our partners of the future. We are passionate about enterprise and Emma and the team are too. We share a common purpose to enable entrepreneurs succeed.
Emma has led numerous initiatives, such as the recent Amazon Small Business Accelerator and the Recovery Advice for Business scheme which collectively aim to support thousands of small firms impacted by the pandemic, which demonstrate the incredible positive impact Enterprise Nation has on the small business community.