Day 38: What are These Entrepreneurs?

Day 38:  What are these entrepreneurs?  As I type this the hot topic in economic development is growing small businesses.  Everyone has an answer but very few economic development groups seem to want to find the answer.  When you consider that 40% of the kids that are in college right now want to own their own business, your community better be taking advantage of this situation.  Do you have the environment in place to build excitement and garner the attention of these young people?  All of our smaller town clients say they want their young people to come back.  Yet, not many of these communities give them a reason to come back.  There is a way to build a system.  It first starts with the economic development organization stepping up and taking the lead.  Next:  What is the first step in building an entrepreneurial environment?

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