Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international celebration of all things around ‘business start-up’.
We decided to host an event that would do three main things:
On 20th November 2013 the Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs project proudly hosted their first Forest Enterprise Fair at Forest Hills Golf Club near Coleford, with many thanks to event sponsors Learn Direct and Adult Education in Gloucestershire. Twelve former participants from our business start-up programmes exhibited in the Success Showcase, and a further eight local firms providing support and services for small businesses participated in our exhibition area.
Four seminars on hot topics took place throughout the day:
Over forty local people and budding entrepreneurs visited the event, with many staying all day to make the most of the networking and training opportunities on offer. There was a buzz in the room all day as visitors chatted to exhibitors and connected with each other. There was plenty of interest in the range of local training opportunities provided by the Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs project, and several people signed up for forthcoming “taster” and business start up courses.
Plans are already afoot to host another Forest Enterprise event as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week next year, so look out for information locally and do come along and take part! To find out what to expect have a look at this video shot by Ed Rayner a Forest start-up.