When you think about it, the world is crammed with great products that we took for granted, but that were once non-existent until they were somehow dreamed up by a budding entrepreneur.
From the postage stamp to the jet engine, and the cheeseburger to the microchip, radical inventions by brilliant minds have changed the way we live our lives and shape our futures. In recognition of these people, you can now celebrate Entrepreneurship Day which, since its inauguration in 2010, is an annual event that honors those men and women who have very often created an empire from absolutely nothing, most of them making themselves rather wealthy in the process as well.
America is a country made of entrepreneurs. Men and women who built something from nothing. Created jobs. Made America what it is today. In many ways, the present was built by them.
We can genuinely hope that the next generation of potential Walt Disneys, Bill Gates’es, Mark Zuckerbergs, and Coco Chanel might be inspired to launch their business model and take the world by storm by the stories of some of the greatest businessmen and women of our time.
History of Entrepreneurs’ Day
Entrepreneurs’ Day, an insofar American holiday, was started in 2010 by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, co-founders of Grasshopper, the entrepreneur’s phone system, as well as Amir Tehrani, entrepreneur and co-founder of The Legacy Foundation.
The holiday falls on the last day of Global Entrepreneurship Week, during Entrepreneurship Month and is meant to be a way of showing gratitude and respect to the people who achieved success, sometimes against all odds, and were able to help a lot of people by creating jobs for them in the process.
In 2012, President Barack Obama declared the November of that year as Entrepreneurship Month and to celebrate November 6, 2012, as Entrepreneurs’ Day. Supporters of Entrepreneurs’ Day are trying to make it an actual official US holiday that would fall on the third Tuesday of very November.
How to celebrate Entrepreneurs’ Day
On this day, entrepreneurs are encouraged to thank mentors, give funding and advice, and spread the word about how to achieve success in business. People who are not yet successful entrepreneurs might want to read the biography of a particularly successful businessman or woman in order to inspire themselves.
Groups of like-minded people, be they friends, college students or businessmen just getting their start might want to meet up to talk about the lives of some of these people, and the steps they took in their lives to become as successful as they did, conduct a sort of analysis of the person’s life and achievements.
They can also take this time to brainstorm new ideas or present their own ideas theories to the group in order to get feedback and constructive criticism.
Last but by no means least, people who feel the need to show entrepreneurs thanks and respect for their achievements can take to social media to spread awareness about Entrepreneur’s Day, so it can one day become a real holiday.
Everyone knows the power of the internet, so even sharing a simple photo and message from Entrepreneurs’ Day’s website can help the target of 50,000 votes needed to ask congress to pass the creation of an official Entrepreneurs’ Day to be hit.