What Is National Entrepreneurship Week?

Entrepreneurs and small businesses make up a major portion of the United States economy. In fact, there are nearly 31 million small businesses across the country. However, over 50% of small businesses fail within the first year.

Many entrepreneurs have the passion and drive to open their doors but may lack the knowledge for how to help their business thrive. This business knowledge can come from many sources, from consultants, online resources, or market research.

But why wait until students are out of school to empower them with entrepreneurial skills? Tomorrow’s business leaders are in the classroom today, which means it’s crucial to give students the knowledge today. This is where National Entrepreneurship Week comes in.

What Is National Entrepreneurship Week?

National Entrepreneurship Week is a congressionally-chartered initiative founded in 2006 that takes place the third week of February annually. This movement was established to celebrate America’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Every year, National Entrepreneurship Week hosts a series of planned events and helps cross promote partner events taking place across the country. You can see the full line-up of events here.

Can I Join National Entrepreneurship Week as an Educator?

Absolutely! As an entrepreneurship educator, you are crucial to the entrepreneurship economy. In fact, the National Eship Week team has created an event just for educators, the virtual Entrepreneurial Educators Meet-Up on Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 PM ET. Join entrepreneurial educators from across the country to explore priority areas in the space of entrepreneurship education spanning K-16. Don’t miss the chance to connect with other entrepreneurship teachers in the educators’ meet-up. Make sure to RSVP here.

Where Can I Get More Information about National Entrepreneurship Week?

The National Entrepreneurship Week team is ready to answer your questions! Connect with them through the Reach Out form available here.