Today is one of my favorite days of the year. If you remember back in April, I made the announcement that I was the 2011 Spokesperson forNational Entrepreneurship Day. Well, today is National Entrepreneurship Day!
NED’s primary goal is to increase awareness about entrepreneurship and promote it among young people, and in the long term, increase the number of entrepreneurs. After all, our children represent the leaders of tomorrow, and there just might be the next Steve Jobs, Phil Knight, or Martha Stewart walking among us. It’s our duty to inspire our youth to not only become entrepreneurs, but to also THINK like an entrepreneur. And that means teaching them skills such as– how to become proactive, how to become a self starter, how to be a leader in their surroundings, how to take matters into their own hands to create change, and to have a desire to innovate.
My love of entrepreneurship has been 12 years and counting, and my entrepreneurial journey has been both thrilling and rewarding. Second to my family, it is what fuels me on a daily basis.