Global Entrepreneurship Week has begun!

There are thousands of events taking place in every region imaginable, most of which are free, covering everything from coming up with a killer business idea to sealing a lucrative exit deal.

You can search for events near you using GEW's excellent event search:

The driving aim of GEW is to encourage more people to start their own business. Less than 5% of our population start their own business, even though half say they'd like to.

As David Cameron says about GEW: "Global Entrepreneurship Week is about growing enterprise ambition and ensuring that those with ideas know where to get the support they need to make them a reality. It's about creating jobs and opportunities: small business in the UK employs nearly 60 per cent of the workforce and contributes almost half of UK turnover."

Throughout GEW, we're encouraging you all to make the most of GEW events in your area, and to talk to us @SmartaHQ for advice on all aspects of starting and running a business.

@ us all week using #GEWUK and let's talk business!

You can also use #GEWUK to join conversations with other entrepreneurs and find out more about events.

Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week everyone!

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