Young Entrepreneurs: Making a Ding in The World

Young EntrepreneursSo last week I put out a survey to find out what people wanted me to  talk about. The most popular response was entrepreneurship. So this is for everyone that chose.

How entrepreneurship is the career of choice of those between the ages of 8-21 today

Recently, I stumbled upon the Harris Survey of Youth Entrepreneurship. The Kauffman foundation is one of the biggest entrepreneurship foundations.

I found some interesting facts about our young entrepreneurs of the future and how it’s a trend that’s taking the world by storm.

Remember those days when you used to have a lemonade stand or sold those expensive trading cards with your friends? I know I do. Somewhere at some time in my life, that entrepreneurship fire stopped flaming; but now its back and it seems like more and more young people are aspiring to create a career being their own bosses and changing the world.

Like some people say, the numbers don’t lie, so here’s what I’ve found thanks to the Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship:

  • Four out of 10 young people would like to start their own business someday. (40%)
  • One fourth (27%) would like to start a big company.
  • And the rest said that they were unsure, but maybe they would.

So you see how the world is changing? More than 70% of our future leaders want to be their own boss and they want to create companies.

Not just make money, but create something. The days of finding a job and working a normal 9 to 5 are over.

You want proof? My friend Rob Rammuny is 16 and is already making a full-time income with his own business. Michael Dunlop is growing his business massively, and I been watching his growth this year from the sidelines.

“More than half (55 percent) of today’s young people
feel that individuals help a lot to make their community
a better place, with 32 percent attributing their community
betterment to small businesses. Twenty-two percent think big
business helps a lot to make the community better and 19 percent think
that the government does.”

The whole point with this article is to encourage the young people that are just graduating high school and college to follow their passions and create something remarkable in our world. If you don’t know, 9 out of 10 people hate going to work 9 to 5, and I think we can change this culture.

By becoming a succesful young entrepreneur you have the chance to really make a ding on the world and really make a difference, rather than punch a clock and get paid to do what you hate doing. The time is here! Most people are afraid, because we’ve been so accustomed to following orders, and we are creatures of habit so it is not going to be easy.

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If you could start any kind of business what would you start? What is your passion? Why can’t you get started? Share your thoughts and questions in the comments below.

  • I’m glad you made this post! I never realized exactly how many people these days all want to own their own business.

    That number never was so high, was it??

    Makes a bit of sense, though. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to own my own business, from a Mexican restaurant, to a bar, to even a gas station.

    I’m pretty steady now. I’m in the process of starting a photography business; it’s one of my biggest passions, and I actually have you to thank for getting as far as I have. I’ve learned a lot from everything you share here, and even more than what you share here. So thanks for the time and effort you put into this blog. =)

    At least I know it’s ok to hate the 9 to 5 life! =) (or the 130-10 life, in my case!)

    And that Rob Ramuny kid still blows me away. Rock on kid!

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