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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

The world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, with over 3000 events across the UK helping more people to get into business.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


11 Nov 2012

The campaign to celebrate entrepreneurialism takes place from 12-18 November in over 115 countries.

This year’s theme is ‘pass it on’. The aim is to pass on practical help and support to start-ups and people who are thinking about getting into business.

Press Notice: Ministers recruit entrepreneur advisors during biggest ever celebration of enterprise.

Ministers are taking part in events during the week and making a number of announcements. Read Business Minister Michael Fallon’s blog on some of the events he’ll be involved in.

Last year over 900 partner organisations got involved in the week here in the UK, reaching 213,000 people through 2,305 activities. Read more about the 2011 campaign.

The aim of GEW is to create a collaborative, local and practical week which enables people to learn more about the wealth of support that is available to entrepreneurs in the UK. This includes:

  • Encouraging people who are not yet entrepreneurs to think about starting up their own business.
  • Improving entrepreneurship skills for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups.
  • Helping people access practical support - locally, regionally and nationally.

The Government is also running the Business in You campaign that promotes the range of existing support services to help people start or grow their business.

Want to find out how exports can help grow your business? Next week UK Trade & Investment are also running Export Week (12-16 November) with over a hundred events organised across the UK

Published 11 November 2012