National Small Business Week is here until May 11th. What does this week mean and what can you do?
As you may already know, entrepreneurship today is alive and growing. Entrepreneurs are all around us, even though we may not recognize them. An entrepreneur could be someone who works running a consulting gig. Or they could be someone who sells items on their Etsy shop during their free time. And of course, every person who owns a business, big or small, is an entrepreneur.
Side hustles aren't just for adults who are motivated to earn extra income outside of their full-time jobs. Side hustles are also great for kids — especially those looking for a chance to make money and be productive outside of the classroom. When it comes to building entrepreneurial skills, forget the typical methods like babysitting, dog walking, and lemonade stands. Here are five different ways to consistently simplify the lives of others and create value for them and the kid.
Another school year is ending, and with it comes an abundance of local news reports of students from local high schools presenting business plans to a group of judges. Students, judges, and audiences all participating in a mock version of Shark Tank, the highly popular television show. From the perspective of both educators, parents, and community businesses, this is a win-win for all concerned. Business plan competitions captures an optimism about the community thriving in a hub of local startups.