It’s the week before Thanksgiving and all through the land, celebrations are occurring, some even are grand. It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the reason is clear. Connect, understand, support, and celebrate entrepreneurs during this time of year.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is an organizationwith a central purpose to provide a platform where entrepreneurs from all overthe world can find resources and various levels of support to help them unleashtheir ideas.
The Global Entrepreneurship Network focuses on the followingthemes throughout the year to help support and grow a vibrant entrepreneurialecosystem.
Connect. Programsare offered both online and in-person to help enhance collaboration amonglocal, regional, national, and global entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Understand. GENhas programs aimed at helping policy makers with evidence-backed data andresearch to shape policies that help entrepreneurs grow.
Support. GEN alsooffers a wide variety of programs to help support entrepreneurs at variousstages of their venture and help them reach the next level.
Celebrate. GlobalEntrepreneurship Week is a celebration of entrepreneurial success and what ittakes to achieve the entrepreneur’s definition of success.
The GEN fosters a community around a common culture of entrepreneurship,opportunities, and innovation. Through this common culture, entrepreneurs canexpress and share their success, failures, and frustrations while otherentrepreneurs and network partners provide support and encouragement. Thisdevelops enthusiasm and curiosity. For the past 15 years, this global network,spanning across 180 countries, is responsible for organizing GlobalEntrepreneurship Week.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 14–18) is a global celebrationof entrepreneurship. Programs from around the world will be created and sharedthrough a network of host institutions. Missouri Southern State University isone of those host institutions sharing programs to help foster entrepreneurshipduring Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center at MissouriSouthern State University (MO SBDC at MSSU) has been involved in offeringtraining events during Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, the MO SBDC atMSSU is offering virtual training events that focus on business plans,QuickBooks Desktop, exporting to the Czech Republic and Central Europe, andU.S. Military Veteran Small Business Resources. For a list of the local eventsoffered through the Missouri Small Business Development Center at MissouriSouthern State University, please visit: https://www.mssutraining.com/calendar-of-events.
Entrepreneurship is not easy nor is it for the faint ofheart. Building or growing a small business takes effort and resources. Yes, ittakes money, an interested customer base, and effective communication. You canhave money, customers, and excellent communication and still fail or feelalone. Through the GEN, entrepreneurs can find a community for support and tapinto ideas for motivation. And during Global Entrepreneurship Week,entrepreneurs can find programs offered across the globe.
For more information about the Global EntrepreneurshipNetwork, please visit their website at: https://www.genglobal.org/.
For more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week,please visit: https://www.genglobal.org/gew.