2011 is the Year of the Entrepreneur

According to a Globe & Mail article this week, 2011 is the Year of the Entrepreneur. What does this mean, exactly?

Rob Moore, Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism, made the designation as a way to bring awareness to the importance of small business, though initiatives to support this have yet to be announced.

At GoForth Institute, we’re tireless supporters of small business owners and hope that the Year of the Entrepreneur does see more government-supported programs and initiatives. However, perhaps the lack of these programs is intentional, motivating entrepreneurs to create their own pathways to innovation. We know it’s difficult, but it’s also not impossible.

Don’t believe us? Check out the skills we teach in our online small business training. We don’t just tell you how to balance your books or how to buy a franchise. We also help entrepreneurs understand where small business creativity comes from. We believe innovation comes from anywhere and everywhere. Our goal is to connect entrepreneurs with resources and tips to help them pull those amazing idea out of their brains and turn them into something great.

What do you think about the Year of the Entrepreneur designation? Do you want official initiatives and programs, or do you think entrepreneurs can innovate all on their own?

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