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Hands up if you’re an entrepreneur. Would like to be one. Or are intrigued about the idea of entrepreneurship. Well you’ve got the perfect opportunity to dip into the world of the entrepreneur next week because between 18th – 24th November it’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. Last year it was a roaring success with over 7.5 million people in more than 125 countries attending 40,000 events. In the UK 279,500 people attended 3,200 events around the country! It’s the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, playing a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. Sister Snog will be participating. With bells on!

Website of the Year Awards
On the evening of Tuesday 19th November Sister Snog will be heading over to a most historic hangout. The Royal Institution of Great Britain will play host for the Website of the Year Awards, which celebrate innovation and online excellence. Since their inception in 2009, the Awards have been supported by celebrity entrepreneurs including Sarah Beeny, Jamie Murray-Wells, Julie Meyer, Alison Cork, Jo Malone and ex-Dragon, Doug Richard. 2013 sees another stellar line up of judges who will bring their expertise to bear on the entered sites. In response to popular demand, there are 15 website categories this year covering a wide range of lifestyle interests, with one overall winner drawn from all the categories.

Hello Holly
This year Holly Tucker of notonthehighstreet, will be announcing the winner who will join the likes of onefinestay.com, wefund.com, anyvan.com and simonseeks.com who took the top slot in previous years. Arabella Dymoke became an investor in The Good Web Guide in 1999 and stepped into the Managing Director’s shoes in 2008.

“I believed in the product and wanted to see the company grow.”

The Good Web Guide champions great online businesses, has a special focus on supporting start-ups and takes the slog out of finding great websites by handpicking only the best. A must attend event for anyone who wants to rub shoulders with the online stars of today. And tomorrow. Last we heard at #snogtowers tickets are still available!

Funny Women Players
Wit and a sense of humour are essential attributes of an entrepreneur. Without them the roller coaster ride can get a little bumpy. The champion of bringing comedy into the workplace is Lynne Parker. Her empire is Funny Women, the UK’s leading female comedy community. On Thursday 21st November her amazing team of witty women, UEL Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CEWE) and guests will be heading over to the St. James’s Theatre for what can only be described as ‘improvisation on steroids’.

An unforgettable comedy experience
Guests will have the chance to reflect on the challenges they face in building successful ‘local-to-regional-to-global’ businesses and share these experiences with the Funny Women Players who’ll turn them into an unforgettable comedy experience, showing the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. A mixture of short games, stories and interactions are sure to leave the audience crying out for more. Sister Snog can’t wait to see our story on stage and witness comedy being created in front of our very eyes. Emma Stroud, who runs Pitch Perfect Club by day (together with her business partner Mr Bronner) is a closet comedienne by night and is now part of the Funny Women Players. Emma met Lynne at a Sister Snog lunch. See what can happen over a tarte-tatin at dessert!

Comedy connects
The evening will be hosted by Julia Streets. Her first book, ‘The Lingua Franca of the Corporate Banker’ is an extension of her live comedy in which she draws on her experiences in the high flying world of business. Rowan Pelling, she of Erotic Review Magazine, one-time Mr Hyslop’s PA at Private Eye and columnist for the Telegraph will be joining her. Although not a professional ‘funny woman’, Rowan’s no stranger to stand-up as she won the 10th Anniversary Funny Women Comedy Challenge. Clearly a momentus moment of her career!

“I haven’t felt so happy since I won a Blue Peter badge aged 12.”

Unsurprisingly this event is a complete sell-out. Looks like Funny Women are onto a winner!

Get involved
Arabella, Lynne and Emma are three Sisters who are taking a step forward to champion Global Entrepreneurship Week. Sister Snog is hosting the Really Big Brainstorming Breakfast (#sistersonly). The week will be bursting with business brilliance. To find out more about what’s going on in your neck of the woods and how you can get involved:

Thumbs up to Barclays Bank for getting behind it! And hats off to entrepreneurs around the global who’ll be taking part in it!