EBP Kent
November 15-21 2010
EBP Kent

Global Entrepreneurship Week
The world's largest entrepreneurial movement

 
 
'Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made. Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught just like any other. Thatís why Global Entrepreneurship Week is so vital right now. To inspire thousands of people to pursue their ideas, to create jobs and to build global ambition among young people and business owners alike'

Peter Jones, entrepreneur and Enterprise UK Chair

Over half of all young people in the UK want to start a business. Yet only 1 in 20 of them actually do. We believe it's time this should become reality for more people across the UK. This year, we're making Global Entrepreneurship Week the barrier free week to make this happen. Whether you're here looking for ideas to host your own event or just looking at what will be happening during the week, you're in the right place.

EVENTS
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010
There are over 1800 events registered in the UK alone. There is still time to attend an event near you. Be inspired, search here.

Canít attend an event? We have a number of bloggers reporting back on key activities during the week. Take a read. You can still register your event.

MAKE A JOB, DON'T TAKE A JOB
A report from Enterprise UK: Weíre calling all individuals to make a job, not just take a job.
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Through our new research weíve identified the three main gaps that need to be closed to increase entrepreneurial behaviour.

NARROW THE AMBITION GAP
> 50% of the population wants to start a business but only 5.8% are actually in the process of starting a business.
> A rise in 1% in self-employment in the UK would boost the UKís GDP by around 1.5% and make up for the effect of the government cuts on GDP over the next two years.
ADDRESS THE DEMOGRAPHIC GAP
> Young people (aged 18-24) are five times more likely to be unemployed than starting their own business.
> More than twice as many men start business in the UK as women (2009, approximately 1.5 million men and 650,000 women started a business).
CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP
> Enterprise education doubles the chances of business success but enterprise is still not a staple often education system in schools, colleges and universities.

NEWS & UPDATES
Keep up to date on all the fantastic things happening around GEW by reading our blog

Dan Martin is our Official GEW Blogger! Dan Martin, Editor of Business Zone, is our official Global Entrepreneurship Week blogger, bringing you all news from the biggest events across the U.K.

'Entrepreneurs are the wealth creators and vital to job creation and social change so itís essential that we do everything we can to support existing business owners and encourage others to make the leap into starting their own venture. Global Entrepreneurship Week does exactly that so I am delighted to be involved.'

Dan Martin, editor, BusinessZone.co.uk & Official GEW Blogger

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