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Last year around 2,500 events were hosted for Global Entrepreneurship Week and more than 340,000 people participated across the country. To get you inspired for 2017, we’ve selected the top five events that we think you’ll love.


1.       Networking for Business Growth – Digital v Traditional Networking

What: Networking is a great way to meet investors, business owners, and other people in the industry; this event will show you how to use traditional forms of networking alongside social media to create new business relationships.

When: 13th November, 10:30 – 13:00

Where: Belfast Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus

How much: Free

Learn more: Networking for business growth


2.       Top Tips for Running Your Own Business Whilst Employed

What: A seminar for those of you who are still employed but wanting to take the plunge. It will cover what you need to take into account to make sure your business gets the right start.

When:  17th November, 13:15 – 14:00

Where: The Grand Hall Olympia, Hammersmith, London

How much: Free

Learn more: Running your business seminar


3.       Boss Lady Brunch

What: The Female Entrepreneurs in the Northwest are hosting a panel of guest speakers sharing their journey as business women. By supporting this event you also support a platform that empowers and inspires women across the UK.

When: 146h November, 11:30 – 12:00

Where: Rosso, 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester

How much: £37.16

Learn more: Get an invite here


4.       Global Entrepreneurship Week Networking Event

What: We have picked a second networking event to highlight the importance of creating beneficial business relationships. Meet like-minded entrepreneurs and startup founders from around the world. The best thing about this event, however, is that you will have three minutes to pitch your idea to potential investors or cofounders!

When: 15th November, 18:30 – 21:30pm

Where: The Wash Bar, Edinburgh

How much: Free

Learn more: Join the meet up event


5.       Sales Masterclass by Get Started

What: An interactive workshop designed to teach attendees how to gain new business and how to maximise sales opportunities. Delivered by Geoff Reeves who spent more than 28 years working at Coca-Cola and has more than 45 years’ experience in sales.

When: 17th November, 09:30 – 13:00

Where: The Derham Lounge, Winter Gardens, 97 Church St, Blackpool

How much: Free

Learn more: Sales Masterclass Book here


There are many more events this Global Entrepreneurship Week, so check out their full listing if you’d like to enjoy a week of networking and learning from the best. If you don’t have time or can’t make it to any events this year, get started by learning how to write a business plan and the challenge of running your own business. Want to know more? Check our Help Centre and get up to speed.

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