National Entrepreneurs' Day

Next Tuesday, 19 November 2024

National Entrepreneurs’ Day takes place on the third Tuesday of November every yearIt celebrates the people who represent one of the best things in America: entrepreneurship. It will be celebrated on November 21 in 2023. 

America thrives on entrepreneurs – visionaries who start from scratch and turn dreams into reality. Fueled by ambition, they identify needs, create solutions, and build companies that not only provide jobs but also generate wealth.

These innovative minds embody the American dream, transforming challenges into success stories and driving the nation's relentless progress.

An entrepreneur

All of the products that have become essential in our daily lives were once just a prototype in some budding entrepreneur’s mind. This day celebrates those go-getters, and inspires people to be entrepreneurs themselves, and start their own businesses - especially those that are part of the next generation!

National Entrepreneurs’ Day is not a public holiday in the United States.

The word Entrepreneur comes from the French “entreprendre” which means “to undertake”. An Entrepreneur is someone who envisions, creates and runs a new business, thus creating opportunities for others.

Some famous entrepreneurs include Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and the judges of the TV Show Shark Tank, which supports Americans with small businesses by giving them financial help.

National Entrepreneurs’ Day History

The idea of National Entrepreneurs’ Day came to David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos in 2010. These two were entrepreneurs themselves who founded Grasshopper.

Hauser and Siamak did not understand why, in a country that values entrepreneurship as much as America, there still wasn’t a day to celebrate those who build businesses from nothing. They started petitioning for signatures to present a proposal for this National holiday with the government.

Finally, their wish came to fruition six months later, on November 15, 2010, when President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring the last day of National Entrepreneurship Week as National Entrepreneurs’ Day. 

President Obama’s aim with proclaiming National Entrepreneurs’ Day a national observance was to boost small businesses and encourage their growth, and to have the government put policies in place that benefit start-up businesses as a way to create more jobs in America, thus ensuring economic growth.

In 2012, November was declared National Entrepreneurship Month. 

Celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day

  • Many successful entrepreneurs host talk shows and events on this day. Thus, it is the perfect chance for aspiring business owners to gain valuable knowledge about starting and running a business.
  • On National Entrepreneurs' Day, support the local and small businesses in your area to help them grow.
  • If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, consider mentoring young people about the ins and outs of starting a business. You might just inspire the next big American entrepreneur. 

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