Unlocking Potential: Rethinking Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Policies and Perspectives

Ethnic minority businesses (EMBs) are a vital and diverse part of the UK economy and society, but they face many challenges and barriers that limit their potential. I reflect on the shifting perspectives and policy challenges of EMBs, and make the case for a more evidence-based, structural, and inclusive approach to support them. I highlight the role of engaged research institutes, such as CREME, in facilitating collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to develop effective and responsive policies for EMBs.