This week sees the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2012 in Liverpool. Kindred Sole founder Lizze Leary attended the event yesterday joined by speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Martha Lane-Fox who co-founded lastminute.com, Lord Heseltine for his career in both politics and business as well as array of the best entrepreneurs of our time.
Whether you have your own business, interested in starting up or an avid fan of programmes from Dragons Den to The Apprentice you will find the discussions from Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2012, GEC 2012 very interesting. To keep up to date with GEC 2012 get onto Twitter and use #gec2012 to discover whats happening minute by minute!
Top 5 Quotes from GEC 2012
"Never chase money, chase success! With success comes money" Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, who launched one of the most successful UK food company's with his own meat products under The Black Farmer® label - @theblackfarmer
"The individual should be encouraged to celebrate themselves as a brand as entrepreneurs" Deborah Leary, who founded Forensic Pathways and was awarded British Female Inventor of the Year in 2005 - @deborahleary
"The best form of marketing your business is free marketing. Get out there and promote your brand as best you can" Sir Richard Branson known for his remarkable Virgin brand - @richardbranson
"Entrepreneurs are always worrying about where to get the money to start a business...We never had any money." Sir Richard Branson
"Say no to the fear of failure - then you will know what success looks like" Will King, known for creating The Kind Of Shaves brand in the middle of the early 1990's recession - @KingofShaves
Did you know?
To us, Global Entrepreneurship Congress and Global Entreprenueurship Week is very important. Kindred Sole was founded by Lizze Leary and Beth Widdowson in 2009 after graduating from Fashion Retail Buying at De Montfort University, Leicester. Lizze and Beth wanted to bring their love of shoes together and share it with the world. Lizze and Beth didn't want to launch just another online shop. They wanted Kindred Sole to be a shoe community, where customers could share the shoes they love, tell Kindred Sole the shoes they are looking for and discover new shoe designers and trends to transform their wardrobe!
Lizze and Beth can not attend an event without someone shouting "shoooeess" at them as they remember the Kindred Sole brand. Most days of the week Lizze and Beth share pictures of the shoes they are wearing. Yesterday Lizze attended GEC 2012 wearing Kindred Sole Loafers:
Lizze stepping out at GEC 2012 wearing Loafers