Our pick of the five best events to check out at Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016

It’s our favourite time of the year again – Global Entrepreneurship Week! If you’re a budding entrepreneur you’re in for a treat; this is one of the biggest events to get involved with. In fact, it’s the largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship in the world, and it’s being celebrated by organisations throughout the UK.

86% of participants last year said they felt more confident about forming a successful company as a result of the fantastic events surrounding Global Entrepreneurship Week. To get you inspired for this year, we’ve selected the top five events that we think you’ll love.

1.       The Idler Academy: Killer Business Ideas

What: Founders of the infamous Cereal Killer Café in Shoreditch, Gary and Alan Keery, in conversation with writer and Founder of The Idler Tom Hodgkinson. Tom is the bestselling author of How to be Idle and Business for Bohemians.

When: 18th November, 19:00 – 21:00

Where: The British Library, London

How much: £10

Learn more: http://uk.gew.co/united-kingdom/idler-academy-killer-business-ideas

2.       Business Gateway Workshop – Business Planning

What: A workshop aimed at helping attendees create a sturdy business plan. Learn how to write a business description, start the planning process, obtain the right skills and resources and ultimately present your business plan.

When:  16th November, 14:00 – 16:00

Where: Hillington Park Innovation Centre, Glasgow

How much: Free

Learn more: http://www.bgateway.com/events/3656/business-start-up-business-planning

3.       Ambition 2016 Conference

What: A sales and marketing event to drive your business to the next level. Some of the UK’s leading experts in sales and marketing come together to share their best ideas.

When: 14th November, 9:30 – 16:00

Where: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon

How much: £95

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ambition-2016-a-sales-and-marketing-event-to-drive-your-business-to-the-next-level-tickets-25676538217

4.       How to Guarantee Your Business Success Online

What: Martyn Brown from MarketingBugle.co.uk presents some simple steps that will set any business on the road to success using the internet as a marketing tool. It’s free, but reserve your place early to avoid disappointment.

When: 14th November, 11:00 – 12:30pm

Where: Poole Central Library, Poole

How much: Free

Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-guarantee-your-business-success-online-tickets-27521579786

5.       How to Successfully Elevator Pitch your Business Idea in 60 Seconds and 1 Sentence

What: An interactive workshop designed to teach attendees how to pitch and persuade different audiences to buy into your idea. The workshop is delivered by Simon Tefula, Founder and CEO of branding agency Refined Creatives.

When: 15th November, 18:30 – 20:30

Where: Rise London, Whitechapel

How much: Free

Learn more: http://uk.gew.co/united-kingdom/how-succesfully-elevator-pitch-your-business-idea-60-seconds-1-sentence-free-workshop

If you can’t make it to any Global Entrepreneurship Week events, or if you just need something to whet your appetite in the meantime, check out all the helpful articles over in our Help Centre. There’s plenty there to get you up to speed.

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