November is National Entrepreneur Month and this week, the entire world celebrates Global Entrepreneur Week, an initiative whose recognition and programs involve 180 countries, 20,000 partner organizations, more than 10 million people, and over 40,000 events and activities. Also known as GEW 2021, the cause campaign runs from Nov. 8-14, 2021. In the U.S., many individual states are participating with a host of networking events that extend down to the community level, including many institutions of higher learning.

According to the U.S. State Department’s website, this month (and week) is “…a time to celebrate the entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster the American economy.” As listed on the Global Entrepreneurship Network website, here are a few ways you can get involved in celebrating Global Entrepreneur Week:

Register to Join GEW 2021

You can sign up for a free account on the Global Entrepreneurship Network website, which will instantly connect you with a robust collection of entrepreneurs, investors, companies, universities, researchers, and policymakers. It will open a window into the world of entrepreneurial startup champions.

Events, Events, Events!

With choices that run into the tens of thousands, you can search for and locate events, activities, and even competitions. Filter your search using keywords, programs, countries, cities, type of activity, and by specific date. There is something for every entrepreneur to join.

Find Subject Matter Experts

Again, using a searchable database, you can find registered speakers from this bureau-style list. Filter your results by name, topics, or country to find subject matter experts. Each listed speaker’s profile page includes a bio, articles, activities, and the organizations where they’re affiliated.

Global Entrepreneurship Week began back in 2008, as a means to inspire and encourage the younger generation to forge their own destiny. This collaboration has grown each year, but Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2021 places a specific emphasis on connecting different societies together in a post-pandemic world. The theme focuses on our resilient efforts to leverage the power of new ideas, new thoughts, and new innovations. For a review of the many ways to get involved on an individual level, please visit this page. And if you’re participating on drawing attention to this week on social media, be sure to use the #GEW2021 hashtag!

The Global Entrepreneurship Network website also features an up-to-the-minute timeline of news articles that celebrate this cause. Be sure to check out the headlines by following this link.

Each and every day, FranNet collaborates with entrepreneurs who’ve been inspired to act in planning a future that belongs to themselves, not others. Exploring personal career transitions and business ownership through franchising are our core specialties. We encourage each of you to browse the tens of thousands of entrepreneurial topics, events, and happenings this week. Should you be inspired to begin a journey of your own, make an appointment today with a FranNet consultant who both lives and works in your area.