The President has proclaimed November as “National Entrepreneurship Month.” Now is the time to cheer for ourselves, existing entrepreneurs, and help others achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship.
In celebration, the Small Business Administration is pushing three programs:
- Student start-up plan to help graduates manage their student loan debt so they can start businesses. This income-based repayment plan for federal student loan debt can limit repayments to 15% of discretionary income.
- Young entrepreneurs series is a live program held at various locations around the country. The program educates young people about entrepreneurship; connects them to each other and other successful business owners; and supports them by providing better access to tools, resources and information on how to start, grow, and manage a business.
- Apps for entrepreneurs contest will award prizes of $20,000 for apps created to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the federal government more effectively. Entry deadline: November 20.
Kauffman Foundation activities
There are a number of events highlighting global entrepreneurship week, which starts on November 14. In the three short years since the Kauffman Foundation helped to get Global Entrepreneurship Week started, it has expanded to more than 100 countries—empowering nearly 20 million people through 95,000 activities.
Find a list of what is happening globally here.