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Global Entrepreneurship Week

21st November 2013

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, a large campaign used to promote entrepreneurship all over the world. The campaign is hosted by Youth Business International, which is an international network of initiatives who aim to provide support to new entrepreneurs and they are in partnership with Barclays bank.

The aim of the week is to let entrepreneurs know that there is a network of support available to them if they need it and the theme for 2013 is to ‘Take a Step Forward’. Throughout the week there have been conferences and speeches from successful entrepreneurs.

Fraser Doherty founder Superjam at the tender age of fourteen and the company has since won a host of awards and is stocked in the shelves at numerous supermarkets around the UK. Fraser spoke at the event in order to tell the audience a bit about his business and how he made it a success, hoping to inspire the entrepreneurs in the audience.

Another successful entrepreneur who spoke at the beginning of the Global Entrepreneurship Week was Will Butler Adams. Will is the founder of Brompton Bikes, which started as a small ‘cottage industry’ and are now sold in forty-two export markets around the world. Will is a shining example of a successful and intelligent entrepreneur and new entrepreneurs would learn a lot from hearing about his business journey.

Fraser and Will spoke at the 4 Entrepreneurs Conference which started off Global Entrepreneurship Week, other speakers at the event included Pilar Nalwimba from ‘My Social Media PA’ and Lisa Marie Brown founder of ‘Pinkspiration’.

The week also involves an event with Sir Richard Branson and Pinterest CEO, Ben Silbermann; the pair will discuss and share their business stories with a global audience.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great way to encourage entrepreneurs all over the world to have confidence in their business and hearing stories from successful entrepreneurs will give them hope of a positive outcome.

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