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President Obama Proclaims November 19th National Entrepreneurs' Day

Thursday, November 18, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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Presidential Proclamation Shines Light on Important Role Entrepreneurs Play in Building the Economy

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - November 17, 2010) -The President of the United States and his Administration have sent a strong signal in support of the entrepreneurs who power the national economy. They announced November 19thas National Entrepreneurs' Day in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. The effort to claim the day was spearheaded by the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Movement. The Kauffman Foundation is the U.S. organization behind Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from Nov. 15 to 21.

Senior members of the Administration will be attending Global Entrepreneurship Week events in Washington, DC, including The Policy Spotlight for Entrepreneurs, held today. The Administration also is blogging on the topic of entrepreneurship to showcase the important contributions entrepreneurs make to local communities and the nation as a whole.

"All Americans can play a role in increasing the prevalence and success of new start-ups," President Obama said in a statement. "Business leaders can mentor a budding entrepreneur who has an original idea and the will to execute, but could benefit from the guidance of an experienced owner or operator."

"One of the chief goals of Global Entrepreneurship Week is to connect would-be entrepreneurs with the tools, resources and mentors that propel them to start new firms, and in turn, create jobs," said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation dedicated to entrepreneurship.

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