SEARCY, ARKANSAS – Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) involves 170 countries with roughly 9 million participants in over 35,000 activities with a mission of championing entrepreneurism. Events range from small, casual meetups to massive events and competitions.

This year, GEW will take place November 16 – 22 with Arkansas hosting 30+ events statewide. Searcy has four organizations with registered GEW events including:

ORGANIZATION- Arkansas State University BB
EVENT TITLE- Entrepreneur Daredevils – Risk Takers of the Business World
OVERVIEW- Zoom interviews with some of Arkansas’s greatest enterprising daredevils.

ORGANIZATION- Harding University
EVENT TITLE- Student Entrepreneur Holiday Showcase
OVERVIEW- Featured Harding University Student Entrepreneurs will be gathering in the Mabee Business Building to sell their products, generate awareness of their brand/company, and visit with other students and student entrepreneurs. Students are encouraged to attend this come and go event, hosted by the Waldron Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business and the CEO club (Christian Entrepreneurship Organization). It will be held on Tuesday, Nov 17th from 3pm to 6pm as a come and go event. Faculty will be present to talk to students about owning their own businesses as well.

ORGANIZATION- Think Idea Studio
EVENT TITLE- Micro-Webinar Series for Entrepreneurs
OVERVIEW- Think Idea Studio is providing free webinar content for entrepreneurs on a variety of topics for GEW. Visit for free access to a series of short webinar videos. Topics include Google My Business, Five DIY Website Mistakes, Five Musts for Your Facebook Business Page, Website Must-Haves to Drive Sales & Customers, DIY iPhone Photo Tips for Small Businesses, How Local Businesses Can Transition To Selling Online, Small Things That Could Be Costing You Big, and more.

ORGANIZATION- Searcy Public Schools
EVENT TITLE- Y.E.S. for Arkansas Business Plan Competition
OVERVIEW- Students will participate in the Y.E.S. (Young Entrepreneurship Showcase) for Arkansas Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Arkansas Capital Cooperation. Throughout this process, they will invent solutions to solve everyday problems and write a business plan to explain the problem, solution, target customers, marketing plan, innovation details, and the financials involved. We will partner with a local entrepreneur and the business education department from Arkansas State University. They will serve as guest speakers and mentors to help guide and give feedback to students throughout the process.

Each year, Global Entrepreneurship Week amplifies the great work being done to support entrepreneurs across the country while connecting them to more opportunities to start and scale in their own communities,” said Ellen Bateman, director for U.S. ecosystems at the Global Entrepreneurship Network. The four global themes of GEW 2020 will focus on Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy. Event organizers are encouraged to consider these themes but have the flexibility to plan their activity as best they see fit to suit their individual communities needs and interests. The full list of registered activities is available at