Get Involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week
Aspiring business owners and small firms are being urged to take part in this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, the annual celebration of enterprise that aims to inspire people to turn their business ideas into reality.
From 14-20 November 2011, business owners will be able to attend conferences, seminars, advice sessions and workshops addressing issues including finance, marketing and creating links with businesses overseas.
Organised by Youth Business International (YBI), most of the week’s nationwide events will be free to attend.
“With the majority of new jobs being created by companies less than five years old, we believe that it’s essential to find new ways of encouraging entrepreneurship.”
said YBI chief executive Andrew Devenport.
“That’s why the theme in 2011 will be ‘Starting tomorrow’s business today’. We look forward to working with the Government, businesses and other non-profit organisations to make this happen in the UK.”
In the UK, small firms are also being encouraged to run their own events to develop creativity and enterprise within their workplace. Ideas might include speed networking sessions, buddying schemes that match up senior and junior staff to share ideas, or community initiatives involving local schools and colleges.
Last year, activities during the week included the UK Social Investment Conference, the Business Show and Women’s Enterprise Day. The full details of this year’s events are yet to be announced.
The 2010 event involved more than 7 million people taking part in 38,000 events in 104 countries.