Celebrating and Learning from Entrepreneurs

Today is National Entrepreneurs Day. It is a day to celebrate the people who represent one of the best things in America: entrepreneurship.

America was built on entrepreneurs, who started from nothing and managed to build something amazing, by creating a product or a company that gives other people jobs and creates wealth. People with an entrepreneurial mind are usually ambitious dreamers, who see a need for something and create solutions to problems. All of the products that have become essential in our daily lives were once just a prototype in some budding entrepreneur’s mind.

This day celebrates those go-getters, and inspires people to be entrepreneurs themselves, and start their own businesses – especially those that are part of the next generation!

To honor entrepreneurs and all that they have achieved, I believe we should share their stories from which others may be inspired and educated. In light of challenges and economic uncertainty being faced by business owners today, it’s essential to shorten the learning curve however may be possible.

So, today I’m taking a different course of celebration by requesting entrepreneurs share their stories to afford others the opportunity to learn. I believe it will help eliminate doubt, minimize procrastination, and motivate others to move forward, either as current or aspiring entrepreneurs. After all, if entrepreneurship is the key to economic recovery, we must all do our part to promote and celebrate entrepreneurship.

Through Acceler8Success Group, we’re requesting entrepreneurs complete a questionnaire about their success as entrepreneurs. By way of four questions, we’re asking them to share their advice for todays and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, especially in light of current business climate.

Below are the questions we’re asking:

  • How and when did you know that you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
  • Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently upon entering the world of entrepreneurship?
  • How would you describe your greatest success as an entrepreneur and what challenges did you overcome to achieve that particular success experience?
  • What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially in today’s business climate?

To make it convenient for entrepreneurs to participate, we’ve created an easy to complete form that may be accessed HERE. As well, we will request entrepreneurs beyond this newsletter by email and across social media.

Our goal is to share responses at a future date and look forward to adding the same to our growing list of resources for todays and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Obviously, the more responses we receive, the better. To that end, please help share the word about these efforts. It will certainly be most appreciated.

To all, have a great National Entrepreneurs Day. Make it happen. Make it count!