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Let’s Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week – Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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Let’s Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week – Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

By Tameka Montgomery, SBA Official
Published: November 19, 2013 Updated: November 19, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration today introduced a video in recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), to encourage and inspire entrepreneurs to collaborate, innovate, and explore international business opportunities. GEW brings together innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.


Each November, GEW inspires people to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators through local, national and worldwide activities. These events,  from large-scale competitions  to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors—introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities.


SBA and our resource partners are proud to participate in this global celebration of entrepreneurship.  Whether it’s learning the “Simple Steps to Starting your Business” with SCORE in Baton Rouge , participating in one of the many events held by Small Business Development Centers throughout the country or connecting with our Women’s Business Center in Lenexa, Kansas, I believe that entrepreneurs will gain the knowledge, skills, and network necessary to start and grow a successful business.


GEW places a special emphasis on youth entrepreneurs, engaging the next generation of small business owners in skills building and financial empowerment.  SBA has the resources to teach the principles of entrepreneurship and the strategies for today’s business world, using familiar social networks and collaborative tools.


As we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month and Small Business Saturday, I am inspired by the movement to celebrate entrepreneurship as a driving force to create jobs and foster small business development through economic empowerment.  SBA continues to lead the way in helping small businesses start and grow. 


As SBA’s associate administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, I am focused on helping young people succeed by providing them with the tools they need to start their own small businesses.  SBA has various online training resources in our Small Business Learning Center, like our latest course, the Young Entrepreneurs Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business.


To find events in your area and learn more, visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week website.

About the Author:

Tameka Montgomery

SBA Official

In her role as the Agency’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Tameka Montgomery is responsible for overseeing the agency’s counseling and training resources and programs for America’s entrepreneurs.


GEW is a great opportunity for youth entrepreneurs. Anything that is designed to be "engaging the next generation of small business owners in skills building and financial empowerment" is going to be worth looking into!
Global Entrepreneurship Week should get popular in every corner of the world. Thanks to this initiative to let new entrepreneurs to grow more & in a better manner, to further help in rebuilding of the economy.
It is helpful information for me. This article is really inspiration to me. I love the way you recommend celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week. Thanks again!

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