There are many positive stories of successful migrant entrepreneurs and these provide positive role models for newcomers. Successful, settled entrepreneurs can also provide mentorship and encouragement – this is something that we are building into the Fresh Start programme.
Fresh Start aims to challenge any negative public attitudes by demonstrating the positive aspirations of migrants to contribute as full participants in their local communities, both economically and socially.The business context and culture differ differ in each country and locality and there is much to learn here. Fresh Start will enable potential and actual entrepreneurs from the migrant and host communities to come together and learn from and support each other.
The time is right for Fresh Start – let’s make it count!