Love it or hate it, entrepreneur is a word that says a lot about those of us who have been brave enough to take the leap in to running an independent business.
A person who organises and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.And if you can find be a business that doesn't involve risk today then I'll be one happy bunny!
But as you may know, many people often have the ideas but may need a little help to decide to take the leap. This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and it aims to "provide opportunities today that help entrepreneurs pursue their dreams and build the businesses of tomorrow".
This year GEW is hosted in the UK by Youth Business International so there is a heavy focus on educating the young about becoming an entrepreneur but the website and blog also have some excellent resources for all:
- Protecting your ideas and taking your product to market
- Mentoring makes the difference - information about a new mentoring scheme (launched today)
- How to export your business to the world
It might also be worth having a look at the Global Entrepreneurship Week conversation over on Twitter using the #gewask.