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Young Still Want to Be Entrepreneurs

Despite a difficult economic climate, many young Americans are still interested in entrepreneurial pursuits. A Harris Interactive® online poll, conducted on behalf of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, released in conjunction with the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, reveals that 40 percent of youth ages eight to 24 would like to start a business at some future point, or already have done so. Additionally, young people are overwhelmingly optimistic about the possibility of owning their own business. Seventy-five percent of the eight- to 12-year-olds, 62 percent of the 13- to 17-year-olds and 62 percent of the 18- to 24-year-olds agree that they can successfully start their own businesses if they work hard.

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Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 22, 2010
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Federal Grants for Youth Entrepreneurship
On Oct. 29, the U.S. State Department's Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (NEA/PI) announced on grants.gov that it expects to award a maximum of two discretionary cooperative agreements for projects that will encourage youth entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa.This funding... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on November 03, 2009
Category:  General 
Global Smarts: Cue the Innovation Generation
I wrote this week's essay while preparing to lead the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Kansas City at the Kauffman Foundation. The Congress brought together organizations that will again lead Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 16 - 22) to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.  Here is... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Global 
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