Did You Miss National Entrepreneurship Week?

March 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm 1 comment



Did you miss National Entrepreneurship Week? Don’t feel bad. This post addresses three major things you can do to think entrepreneurially EVERY day.

What is National Entrepreneurship Week & why are entrepreneurs so critical to our nation?

NFIB Statement on National Entrepreneurship Week

 WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2010 Dan Danner, president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, issued the following statement in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week:

 “Entrepreneurs are so critical in a free-market society. These risk takers are the individuals who identify possibilities and turn their ideas into advancements in our society. Entrepreneurs are innovators. They are small business owners, and they are job creators. In difficult economic times, we depend on entrepreneurs and small business owners to lift us out of a recession. This is why it’s imperative that we support and promote entrepreneurship. To do this, our federal, state and local governments need to remove barriers for entrepreneurs, instead of adding to the costs and risks of starting and running a business.

 “National Entrepreneurship Week is the perfect opportunity to remember how important free enterprise and entrepreneurs are to our country. Our public policies need to encourage our citizens and especially our young people to take calculated chances on new businesses. And education on how to start and run a business is critical to this endeavor. To support this principle, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation sponsors free programs for educators to use in their classrooms to teach students about entrepreneurship. We encourage teachers and students alike to utilize these resources, so that the next generation of entrepreneurs and small business owners will have the tools and confidence they need to turn their dreams into successful businesses.” 

How can I stay involved with entrepreneurship year-round?

 1. Light effort: Read about entrepreneurs.

  • Some of our favorite sources, aside from this blog and NFIB’s SmartBrief, include Alltop.com’s Startup and Small Business pages. These are all of the top blogs, laid out in an online “magazine rack” format.

2.  Medium Effort: Learn about Entrepreneurship

  • Start off with a Google search for free entrepreneurship curriculums or start with an NFIB  Young Entrepreneur Foundation EITC (Entrepreneur in the Classroom) starter exercise (register here, and see “Alternative” exercises).

3. Start a Business!

  • Have an idea for a business, or an area of interest? Complete the “Mind Mapping Exercise” in the NFIB Entrepreneur in the Classroom. Register here,

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the importance of small business and free enterprise to the nation’s youth. More information is available at www.NFIB.com/YEF.  The Foundation is associated with the National Federation of Independent Business; NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.

Entrepreneur In The Classroom. The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom (EITC) supplemental curriculum exposes students to entrepreneurship and the necessary steps to take an idea and turn it into a business. The free curriculum can be integrated into classes teaching a variety of subjects including music, art, fashion, business and many more. You must be registered to view the full Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Cathy Ashmore  |  March 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks to NFIB, one of the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education’s outstanding member organizations for this reminder to everyone….We do honor the heritage of American entrepreneurs the last week in February each year, but we also celebrate the great things they are doing every day as well. We hope everyone will get involved in supporting entrepreneurship education nationwide. Check out our resources at http://www.entre-ed.org, and also check out the results of the 2010 Celebration of the Week at http://www.entre-week.org.


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