Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will take place from 16 to 22 November. It is an opportunity to celebrate innovators who dream big and launch business start-ups that bring ideas to life.

As part of GEW, The council’s Business Solutions team will be hosting a range of events to inspire and help you explore your potential as a self-starter and innovator.

Webinar: Spotlight on success in social enterprise

Tuesday 17 November, 10:00am – 11:30am

Chris Birch, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Greenwich, will lead an expert panel including a social enterprise business and local support organisation in sharing insights on how to achieve success in social entrepreneurship.

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Webinar: Confessions of a start-up

Tuesday 17 November, 7:15pm – 8:15pm

U105’s Cate Conway explores the journey of starting your own business with interviews with successful start-ups including those having set up against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual drop-in sessions: Go-For-It Programme information sessions

Wednesday 18 November, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Do you want to be your own boss? The all-important first step in starting out on your own is testing the idea with an expert advisor and creating a business plan. Speak to one of the Lisburn Castlereagh, Go-For-It Business Advisors for more information at this virtual business clinic.

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Bid2Win: How to tender for success workshop

Wednesday 18 November, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Do you want to differentiate your tender submissions? Do you want to explore new procurement platforms to improve your bidding performance in tendered sectors of the market in the UK and Ireland? This Bid2Win workshop could be the first step in expanding your share of the marketplace.

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The Digital Transformation Summit

Thursday 19 November, 10.30am – 6.00pm

Listen to the experts as they discuss current trends within online platforms. Drop in and out of the events which interest you. Listen and engage with our speakers who will cover cutting age, easily implemented solutions for the digital transformation of your business. With leading experts on Dropbox, Linkedin, Instagram and TikTok and Keynote Speaker, Neal Schaffer.

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