Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week with Andrew Morrison

SunBiz Showcase Alliance Celebrates GEW in Connecticut with "Grow Your Business Idea In 16 Weeks" featuring Andrew Morrison in Bridgeport and New Haven on Nov. 18th and 19th.
By: Harland Henry
Nov. 16, 2009 - PRLog -- Connecticut – This November, people around the globe will get together to change the world. To celebrate the vital role entrepreneurs play in innovation, job creation and economic recovery. SunBiz Showcase Alliance in cooperation with the City of Bridgeport and (BIG) Blacks in Government – Connecticut Chapter is participating in Global Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 16 – 22, 2009 to inspire, connect, mentor and engage people considering self-employment.  Andrew Morrison will be the presenter of two FREE seminars entitled Growing Any Business Idea In 16 Weeks.

The first of two FREE seminars takes place on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, 1st floor. The second seminar takes place on Thursday, November 19th at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 10th floor conference room at 900 Chapel Street, New Haven. Both forums begin at 6pm sharp and the public is invited.

Andrew Morrison is the founder of Small Business Camp - an entrepreneurial training, coaching, and marketing services firm. Previously, he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies and appeared on Oprah. He was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Crain's Magazine 40 under 40 and Advertising Age. "During the great depression it was Henry Ford who said, "These are the best of times.  It's just that very few people realize it."  I look forward to helping people realize the numerous business opportunities that exist during this recovery." said Andrew Morrison, President of Small Business Camp.

Harland Henry who organized the seminars founded SunBiz Showcase Alliance in February of 2009, mainly to carry on his work from many years in Connecticut supporting small, micro and women-owned businesses in developing and advancing their business and entrepreneurial ideas. Now settled in Central Florida, Harland said that, “I remain committed to strengthen entrepreneurial engagement to help entrepreneurs succeed by building strategic alliances and soliciting the support of mentors such as Andrew Morrison.GEW is one of many programs that we intend to host helping individuals to build economic and community environments.”

In 2009, the Week is estimated to exceed the 3 million people and 8,800 organizations around the globe that participated in the inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week in 2008. Already, more than 650 organizations in more than 80 countries have signed up. We will accommodate up to 100 participants in Bridgeport and New Haven so we encourage attendees to register in advance.

Deborah Caviness, Senior Administrator in the City of Bridgeport’s Small & Minority Business Resource Office and co-host of the seminar said, “We feel a sense of obligation to participate in this global effort and an honor to have Andrew Morrison as our guest speaker. In this economy, we want to be able to offer everyone an opportunity (if they desire) to start their own business.”

“The world knows that entrepreneurship is the key to economic recovery, and the next generation of innovators holds that key,” said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. “Now more than ever, we need to unleash the creativity and ingenuity of our youth by engaging them in the endless possibilities of entrepreneurship.”

Ric Jennings, spokesperson for B.I.G – Connecticut Chapter said, “Many of our members are retiring and looking for other means to supplement their income. This is a great opportunity for all of our members to learn from one of the best.”

About Global Entrepreneurship Week
With the goal to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity, Global Entrepreneurship Week will encourage youth to think big, turn their ideas into reality, and make their mark. From Nov. 16-22, 2009, millions of young people around the world will join a growing movement to generate new ideas and seek better ways of doing things. Tens of thousands of activities are being planned in dozens of countries. Global Entrepreneurship Week is founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark campaign. For more information, visit www.unleashingideas.org, and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.

Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. It also works to prepare students to be innovators, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in the 21st century economy through initiatives designed to improve learning in math, engineering, science and technology. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org, and follow @kauffmanfdn on Twitter.

Interested entrepreneurs can visit www.sunbizshowcasealliance.com and click on the appropriate links on the website to register to attend either of the seminars on November 18th or 19th. Questions may be directed to telephone 860.930.2040.

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