Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week

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This week, February 18-25 marked the 6th Annual National Entrepreneurship Week that is hosted  by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. It celebrates the heritage of entrepreneurship in America while inspiring and educating the future generation of entrepreneurs.

As part of the celebation it conducted a survey called "The State of Entrepreneurship Education, 2012" thatbrings forth a few important findings (read the full article here):

Most significant from the survey, 80% of the states said “Entrepreneurship skills are extremely important to the future.” However, for the most part, these state leaders have not taken major steps to include entrepreneurship education in the curriculum.

Regardless of whether you turn to formal education or educating yourself, being an entrepreneur is about taking risks and getting it done.  You find a way whether its education, innovation, or making the next payroll.

While some of the activities are already complete, the following is a short roundup of what the week is all about and links to resources and thoughts that can help you on your entrepreneurial journey. 

Entrepreneurship Everywhere is a resource for teachers, youth leaders, and others involved in helping students learn more about the entrepreneurial journey and find their
own path.

The SBA offered a free webinar series this week and you can still catch the last installment. And of course the SBA is always a fine resource for learning more about how to start and build a business all year round.

Others are celebrating the week by getting out and about to different events and growing themselves while growing their business.  Brand Excitement has a post on how she is doing just that.

For Colored Gurls offers up: "8 Signs You're Ready to Leave Your Corporate Job" via Ali Brown.

Famous Dave's CEO had this to say to students:

The founder of Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que restaurant chain said today that now is the time for young people to “step up, stand out and make their dreams and aspirations,” known to the world.

I found this video via bizzie living which is a really great testament to what it entrepreneurship is all about.

Last but not least, if you haven't already....this week's events and mission are a fine inspiration for you to toot your own horn as an entrepreneur with a press release or other bit of promotions that will help you get the word out about what you do. While the official week of celebration may be coming to an end...it is never too late to get out there and learn.  What did you do to celebrate this week?

National Entrepreneurship Week


Paula Gregorowicz, The Intuitive Intelligence™ Coach
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