As you may know it is Global Entrepreneur Week 2010 (15th-21st Nov), ending on Friday. A worldwide movement filled with entrepreneurial events and activities to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path to the masses.
Currently over 50% of the population would like to start their own business, but only 5.8% actually do.
With spending cuts and job losses, the reality right now, entrepreneurship is a great way of boosting the economy and that is why you may have heard of many politicians championing and encouraging start ups.
David Cameron today has urged "more people to make a job rather than take a job".
"Self employment grows into small companies; small companies grow into large companies. Entrepreneurship Week is about how we get that pipeline working," he continued.
This week is used as a tool to inspire, those who want to start their own business, into taking those final steps.
Entrepreneurship is a skill, we can all learn it. Peter Jones acknowledges that “Entrepreneurs are not born they are made” and this week is a chance “to inspire thousands of people to pursue their ideas, to create jobs and build global ambition among young people and business owners alike.”
Entrepreneurship though is not just a fad of the week; the hard work goes on all year round. Here at YHP we look to continually encourage it and promote the stories of those who have been through the hard and good times of starting their own businesses, specifically at a young age, where young people are 5 times more likely to be unemployed than start their own business. We hope to play a part in inspiring the next generation to take a chance and use their passion to create something great.