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Entrepreneurial risk is different for every company; although, as a group, entrepreneurs tend to be risk-averse people because they work largely with their own money. However, as Simon Calver, CEO of LOVEFiLM pointed out at the Risking it all for Growth free seminar held with IBM on the 7 April 2011, risk is different online; the beauty of online is that you can switch something off if it’s not working.
Primary and secondary schools, businesses, local councils, students (young and old) all working together towards a more entrepreneurial and enterprising future? Wishful thinking? An idealistic/ utopian society? Or even, dare I say it, big society? Global Entrepreneurship Week stemmed from a project that Enterprise UK set up in 2004 and is now in over 100 countries around the world. It is movement that aims to inspire, educate and promote entrepreneurialism and enterprise. For one week every year businesses, schools, entrepreneurs and students come together to learn from one another and help shape a more enterprising future. Well that is the … Read More »
It seems fitting that as it is the start of Global Entrepreneur Week today to share with you the latest news from the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance that was hosted in South Korea on the 7 – 9 November. The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance is a global network of young entrepreneurs and the organisations that support them. It has been established to convene each year in advance of the G20 Summit with the aim of championing the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share our own examples and practices. The Alliance was set up with … Read More »
Be it the invention of the spear, the building of the first hut, the carving out of the first canoe, Graham Bell wishing he could pickup something to say hello to a friend far away or the Wright Brothers looking up and thinking man needs to be in the skies, entrepreneurs have lead the way, seeing a problem and developing of a solution, pushing the boundaries and challenging what we thought possible. Entrepreneurs have been the bedrock of our civilization and they are the life blood of our future economy; it is through the development of an enterprising economy and … Read More »
We sometimes tend to look inward; we focus on the negative, believing in all that is wrong with the world and mankind. We fail to see what can be truly amazing; we fail to see the good and the potential in people regardless of their situation. Once in a while, if you are lucky enough, you get to meet someone who truly changes you, they make you sit up and think, they make you reassess your thoughts and ideas. They put your life in context and leave you inspired. I recently met 10 such people. On Friday 13th, a day … Read More »
An entrepreneurial voice at the G20 The heads of states of the G20 countries meet biannually at the G20 Leaders Summit. The 2010 G20 Summit is the fourth summit of the Group of Twenty Major Economies and it took place in Toronto, Canada on June 26–27, 2010. The Toronto Summit was much like any other, security was high, protesters were making their voice heard, there were lots of friendly chats and hand shakes on camera and heavy negotiations behind the scenes. However there was one major difference. For the first time ever at a G20 summit the voice of the … Read More »