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So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

By: Chelsea Ellison Published: July 8th, 2013
Entrepreneurs take risks and think creatively.  Are you ready?

Entrepreneurs take risks and think creatively. Are you ready?

Each month we take one financial concept and offer our customers a deep dive.  In recent months we’ve worked through needs versus wants, talked about investing, and explored budgeting.  Now we’re taking a step back to include a concept that Young Americans is exploring and growing into.  July’s Concept of the Month is Entrepreneurship!

Getting started

Each year Young Americans hosts a variety of opportunities for young entrepreneurs to promote their businesses, receive feedback, and possibly win money to support business growth.  We also offer a curriculum supported by classes so anyone interested in starting a business can get going.

How do you know if you are an entrepreneur, however?  With this Concept of the Month, you can explore the opportunities!

Start by taking this quiz – “Are You A Potential Entrepreneur?”

After that, you can explore options for creating a business.  Here are some fun inventions by kids to help get your creative juices flowing.  You can also check out this great blog post about the traits of being an entrepreneur.2013_Entrepreneur_Quote

Dive in!

Finally, get started with our Business Plan template.  This simple document will guide you through the questions you need to answer to get your business started.

The staff at Young Americans are here to help you anytime you’d like to ask questions or bounce ideas around.  Please sign up for our entrepreneur newsletter to receive updates on our business competition, alerts about participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace, and much more.

Tell us below what your new business is!  We’d love to support you.

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