Global Entrepreneurship Week Returns

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) – scheduled to be held in mid-November in the UK – is one of the most vital initiatives there is available to inspire ambitious young Britons and small business owners according to Duane Jackson, well-known mentor of young entrepreneurs and founder of his own multi-million web-based software company, KashFlow.

Duane said he was delighted to have been informed that GEW will be very much alive this year, organisation of the event having been taken on by Youth Business International (YBI), after a gap in government funding forced the closure of the previous organisers, Enterprise UK. GEW has been run in more than a 100 countries around the world since being founded in 2008 by the Kauffman Foundation.

YBI was set up by the Prince of Wales, and Duane – who himself was mentored to success as a youthful entrepreneur by the Prince’s Trust – has every confidence that the organisation will ensure that this year’s GEW UK will be bigger and better than ever.

“YBI have had experience in running GEW in other countries, and this should prove useful here. But the success of the event each year is very much down to the individual efforts of many different organisations arranging their own events,” said Duane, who has been a keen supporter of GEW in the UK since its inception.

Duane – a former ‘care-home kid’ who developed and marketed the KashFlow accounting package, turning himself into a millionaire with the backing of enterprise wizard, Lord Young – urged young entrepreneurs to make use of the opportunity and embrace the UK’s GEW events as fully as possible.


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