Get involved in Enterprise Week

Enterprise Week 2008

Aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses are being urged to get involved in this year’s Enterprise Week, the annual celebration of enterprise that aims to inspire people under 30 to turn their business ideas into reality.

Enterprise Week 2008

Taking place between 17 and 23 November, the UK’s events are part of the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Week, in which more than 75 countries worldwide are participating, with events, competitions and networking sessions.

Businesses are being encouraged to run their own events to help develop creativity and enterprise in the workplace. These might include employee recognition schemes, internal competitions and community involvement schemes.

Organisers’ events during the week include Speed Network the Globe, a large–scale networking session in London which will bring together aspiring and established entrepreneurs to share ideas. On 19 November, Women’s Enterprise Day will celebrate successful female entrepreneurs, with a series of activities and events to inspire more women to aim high in business.

Other key events include:

  • A debate entitled ‘Can entrepreneurs change the world?’ on London’s South Bank on 17 November.

The Make your Mark challenge for schools and colleges on 17 November. Last year, over 38,000 young people came up with new and innovative products and services in response to a secret brief.

Social Enterprise Day, on 20 November, that aims to encourage young people to look at different business models and think about innovative, ethical and sustainable solutions.

Last year’s Enterprise Week was the biggest to date, with 2,000 organisations running over 5,000 events and involving more than half a million people across Britain. Global Entrepreneurship Week is supported by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

For more information about the week and to find out how to run an event, visit

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