Entrepreneurs = GENIUS

In General on November 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

Entrepreneurs = Genius.

That’s the equation lesson for this week… Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Now, before we get started on the reasons why Entrepreneurs are genius, you have to understand why entrepreneurship is important – especially to the United States.

Did you know that Entrepreneurs/Small Businesses drive the U.S. economy by providing jobs for over half the nation’s private workforce?  The Office of Advocacy funded data and research shows that small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all firms, they create more than half of the private non-farm gross domestic product, and they create 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs.

Pretty phenomenal, huh?  And today is designated as National Entrepreneurship DAY!   Plus, what makes it extra special (and relevant) to Kansas City is that the Kauffman Foundation is the U.S. organization behind the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The President of the United States and his Administration have sent a strong signal in support of the entrepreneurs who power the national economy. They announced November 19th as National Entrepreneurs’ Day in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. The effort to claim the day was spearheaded by the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Movement. The Kauffman Foundation is the U.S. organization behind Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from Nov. 15 to 21. (

Get this, last week  Fast Company wrote that Kansas City was one of the BEST places for a STARTUP, to boot.

The willingness of entrepreneurs who have been successful to come to the table and help people at the very earliest stages when there is nothing in it for them is also unique. They embrace the idea that helping entrepreneurs is good for everyone in the world really, but certainly in a regional ecosystem, is more pervasive and widely held here than almost any other city on the planet. Part of that is because so many of those entrepreneurs were helped along the way.

Beginning in February, entrepreneurs will descend upon KC’s version of a startup incubator: Kauffman Labs, which is paying entrepreneurs for up to six months while they build out their startups!

Okay…enough on how awesome Kansas City is for entrepreneurs…on to why Entrepreneurs are like Einstein…GENIUS.

(Entrepreneur Magazine)

So, there ya have it.  If you know are an Entrepreneur… Keep up the great work!  And if you know anyone who is, tell them “Happy Entrepreneur Day!”

(Here’s another great article to read about Entrepreneur Week/Day: Hail the Entrepreneurs)




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