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NMSU's Arrowhead Center rounds up entrepreneurs

Do you own your own business? Do you have a great product idea that you want to develop? Do you have questions about effective marketing? The Entrepreneurship Institute at New Mexico State University's Arrowhead Center wants to help. It will host the Entrepreneur Round-Up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, on the second floor of NMSU's Corbett Center.


The Entrepreneur Round-Up is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA 2009 and will feature MBA students from Arrowhead Center holding one-on-one sessions with current and prospective entrepreneurs. The event is a free and open to the public.

"Whether you are a Web-based company, own your own store, or are still in the planning stage, we can help make your dreams reality," said Marie Borchert, an educational specialist at Arrowhead Center. "This is a great opportunity for all businesses. I'd encourage everyone to bring questions and ideas."

Global Entrepreneurship Week was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Make Your Mark campaign. It is designed to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. This year, it takes place Nov. 16-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week has more than 1,000 partners, including top universities, non-profit organizations, successful entrepreneurs, government agencies and corporate sponsors. The week's events will engage young people from 87 countries and encourage them to pursue entrepreneurial ideas through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

Those interested in participating in other Global Entrepreneurship Week events outside of NMSU can identify a host of additional activities, including virtual and face-to-face events,large-scale competitions, and networking gatherings through the Global Entrepreneurship Week activities calendar at http://www.unleashingideas.org/usa/activities_calendar. The activities calendar, which lists hundreds of events across the United States, can be searched by key word or sorted by location to help participants access the week's many resources and events.

"During last year's inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Week, we engaged more than 3 million people in more than 75 countries around the globe," said Carl Schramm, president and chief executive officer of the Kauffman Foundation. "With the support generated so far in 2009, we're set to reach even more young people, inspiring them to acquire the knowledge, skills and networks needed to grow innovative, sustainable enterprises that have a positive impact on their lives and communities."

Organizations supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week include Global Sponsor NYSE Euronext, Global Partners Endeavor, Junior Achievement Worldwide (JA), Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), DECA, the Prince's Youth Business International, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills, MIT Enterprise Forum, the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, and Youth Enterprise and Sustainability.

For more information, visit http://www.unleashingideas.org, and follow @unleashingideas on Twitter.