Last year, President Obama proclaimed November as National Entrepreneurship Month. In an effort to empower entrepreneurs all over the nation, this month is dedicated to innovators, dreamers and achievers, and small business owners like you! We encourage all you hard-working entrepreneurs out there to take the time to celebrate.
Here are a few ways you can do just that during National Entrepreneurship Month:
Become an “official” business.
Have you incorporated yet? Most entrepreneurs are sole proprietors but if you’re serious about your business, it may be time to incorporate. And what better way to celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month than to take the next step in growing your business for the long haul?
Funds are essential for starting, running, and growing a business. Banks and investors generally view incorporated business more favorably since they go through a formal (but simple) process to become “official.” If your business is not incorporated, it may be much more difficult to obtain those funds and grow your business for the future.
Get involved in Small Business Saturday.
In 2010, American Express launched its first ever Small Business Saturday campaign to encourage holiday shoppers to support small and local business. Since then, it’s become a revenue-generating holiday for small business owners. In 2013, nearly $5.7 billion were spent on Saturday alone at small and local businesses!
This year’s Small Business Saturday lands on November 29 and we’re only a few weeks away! To get you prepared for the big day, here are five tips to maximize your revenue.
Celebrate entrepreneurship all month long.
From early birds shoppers gearing up for the gift-giving season to bargain hunters taking advantage of the Black Friday deals, it’s a great time for entrepreneurs and small business owners to maximize this busy shopping season and celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month all month long. Here are some dates to remember:
November 16 to 22
From massive competitions to smaller networking events, Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to connect entrepreneurs with new ideas, mentors, collaborators, and even investors. Check out their full list of activities that are happening all over the world.
Though it’s still an unofficial Day, it’s been a Presidential Proclamation for the past several years. It’s a day designated to celebrate all the entrepreneurs that have helped shape America into what it is today.
It’s a worldwide celebration for women entrepreneurs all over the world! This day encourages aspiring women entrepreneurs to start and run a business of their own.
So entrepreneurs, how will you be celebrating your month? Share your ideas in the comments below!