The initiative is being co-ordinated by Southend on Sea Borough Council in partnership with a number of organisations dedicated to encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to take a step forward in their plans - whether starting a business, seizing a new opportunity or finding out more about careers in enterprise.
Councillor John Lamb, Deputy Leader of Southend on Sea Borough Council, is calling for more people to get involved. He says: "By helping people to help themselves, we're equipping the next generation of entrepreneurs to make a valuable contribution to the economy. I would encourage anyone with a business or business idea to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week to take advantage of the support available and try to ensure their own success."
During 2012, almost 280,000 people attended similar events across the UK and this year the campaign aims to reach thousands more, through offering local, practical events to educate people about the support available to entrepreneurs in the borough.
For more information about the events and activities taking place in Southend, along with details on how to book, please visit www.businessonsea.co.uk. For details about Global Entrepreneurship Week or to find out how to get involved, visit www.gew.org.uk