This coming week is Global Enterprise Week. From 14 – 20 November there will be a huge number of events being hosted up and down the country to encourage and inspire enterprise. For me enterprise is not only about running your own business but also considering ways in which volunteers and staff members can apply a more enterprising approach to build more sustainable organisations.
Global Enterprise Week is the world’s biggest celebration of entrepreneurship. In 2015 the numbers involved with GEW were impressive. Over 500 partner organisation hosted over 2,500 events. In total more than 340,000 people were reached. From smaller network gatherings to large scale competitions over the coming week people will be connected, motivated and inspired. If there isn’t one near you why not connect with some other local enterprising people and have a coffee and share your experiences of being enterprising. Don’t forget to share the good and the bad they are all valuable experiences to learn from.
This year the aim of GEWUK is to help people navigate their own journey of entrepreneurship. For my part I will be working with a number of partners covering different topics each day. The theme of events over the course of the next week is as follows –
Monday – Focus on Business Enterprise. Do you have ambitions to be an entrepreneur but worry that you don’t have the skills, experience or what it takes to make it in the world of business? Tomorrow I will be sharing my ideas and advice to help you.
Tuesday – Student Enterprise. I will be speaking to students and business people at Staffordshire University on enterprising opportunities as graduates and looking at how an enterprising mind-set can help graduates become more successful.
Wednesday – Charity Enterprise. How can charities become more sustainable? What can you do to become more self-sufficient without having to constantly rely on donations and fundraising.
Thursday – Enterprise for organisations. I will speaking at the Venuemasters conference in Birmingham about at how organisations can benefit from intrapreneurship and an enterprising mind-set.
Friday – Women in Enterprise. I will be joining the team from Randstad to encourage women to be more enterprising and consider how they can add enterprise to their skills set.
To find out more about Global Enterprise Week 2016 take a look at their website and see how you can get involved. If you wish to join me at one of the events I will be speaking on take a look at twitter @redshoebizwoman and see where I am each day and how to join us.