Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. This year it takes place between 12th and 18th November and during that week I'll be at a special event organised by the British Library Business & IP Centre (BIPC) as part of the campaign activities.
The BIPC team is hosting the London Business Village and has assembled more than 30 top experts and dozens of knowledgeable business partners to provide free, personalised advice to entrepreneurs looking to sustain and expand their business to the next level.
Covering everything from finance and funding, marketing, protecting your intellectual property and brand, mentoring and building the right networks and contacts, the London Business Village provides the opportunity to get all the information you need in one place.
Drop-in to the masterclasses taking place throughout the day and hear from experienced and inspirational speakers such as former Dragon Doug Richard, Shell Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 Michael Korn and finance expert Johnny Martin.
I'll be on one of the partner stands ready to answer all your questions on funding, starting or growing your business. You're welcome to stop by, share your thoughts and grab some of the free, practical information I'll be giving out on how to fund your business.
On the evening of 12th November join us for a rare opportunity to hear from some of Britain’s top entrepreneurs at the Question Time for Entrepreneurs panel, including the British Library's Entrepreneur in Residence, Stephen Fear. Some of the key issues that will be debated include: successfully managing growth, getting more for less and generating extra sales fast without spending a fortune on marketing. You'll also have the opportunity to put your questions to the panel about the new opportunities created by social media as well as finding out about crucial financial skills such as managing your cash-flow, budgeting and cost-cutting in a difficult economic climate.
I hope to see many of you there but if you're unable to make it to the London Business Village on either day, you can watch the Question Time for Entrepreneurs session via live webcast and follow all the action on Twitter at #BLGEW.