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David Cameron backs Global Entrepreneurship Week

Following the government’s goal of making this the most entrepreneurial decade in history, David Cameron, the prime minister, is lending his support for the largest global gathering of entrepreneurs, Global Entrepreneurship Week.

David Cameron believes that Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from November 15-21, is an “opportunity to inspire Britain’s innovators and entrepreneurs”.

“The future of our economy depends on a new generation of entrepreneurs coming up with ideas, resolving to make them a reality and having the vision to create wealth and jobs,” says David Cameron.

“But to make it happen we need a culture change in Britain – an injection of self-belief and dynamism to convince those who are dreaming about making it big to get out there and do it.”

The government, David Cameron adds, is doing “everything possible” to encourage entrepreneurs who are starting out.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010 will be themed around five commonly-held myths surrounding entrepreneurship and barriers to enterprise:

  • entrepreneurs are born and not made
  • entrepreneurship is a solo activity
  • there is a stereotype of a typical entrepreneur
  • entrepreneurship is only about profit
  • you need lots of money to start a business

With over 10 million participants in 100 countries, Global Entrepreneurship Week will officially open at Google’s London headquarters on Monday November 15.

Google UK CEO Matt Brittin, Peter Jones, Mark Prisk, Doug Richard and Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi will debate what Britain needs to inspire and support the nation’s budding entrepreneurial talent – and Real Business will be there to report on the proceedings.

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