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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
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Take a Step Forward

If you are planning on starting up a business, one thing you must understand about a consumerist society is that it is a dog eat dog world out there. The market is full of cannibals, and any vegetarians fresh from the fields is going to be eaten alive.

Now I've sent all the vegetables running for the hills, let me give a word of reassurance. Those of you still brave enough to enter the dragons den don't have to go in there alone. Because although business is fraught with fire breathing monsters, in the end everyone wants you to succeed, because we need the economy to get back on its feet.

That is why Global Entrepreneurship Week was established. It is the world's largest campaign to promote entrepreneurial spirit and help people set up their own business. Always looking towards the future, the scheme is particularly keen to get the next generation of businessmen and women on the right track.

According to GEW, more than half the population want to set up their own business, but less than five percent actually do.Global Entrepreneurship Week's initiative is to make people aware of the help available, give practical advice, and establish networks of communication.

GEW is between 18th - 24th November and has events running up and down the country. These include seminars, mentoring, networking, and award ceremonies. There is an emphasis on the individual, which is established through a focus on events aimed specifically for different groups: youth, women, over fifties, etc.

If you are one of those 50% considering starting a business, help ensure that you are in that 5% that actually do. Find out what is going on in your area, and make your vision a reality.
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Why? Help build your business
When: 18th-24th Nov
Phone: 020 3326 2094
Where: Across the UK
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