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Happy Entrepreneur Day!

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Posted on November 19, 2011 by admin

On November 15, 2010, President Obama declared November 19 the first ever, Entrepreneur Day. This holiday is set to honor those Americans who are fueling new economic growth during this troubling economic times by starting a new business, starting a small business, running a business. It’s purpose is to honor entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship in all it’s forms!   WorkingPoint was recently lauded in the NYT Small Business Blog and for being “a truly stripped-down, intimidation-free means for getting organized.” that simply blows our competitors out of the water when it comes to starting and running a new business.

According to YoungMoney:

WorkingPoint – which is based in San Francisco – is a small company itself. It has only five employees, so it knows the challenges that a small business faces.
And it was with those challenges in mind that the company’s developers made an accounting program that streamlines the entire practice of bookkeeping. All the actual number-crunching happens in the background; the user only sees invoices and profit-and-loss statements. Other kinds of web-based accounting software are available. The Times tested one program called FreshBooks; another offering from a company called Wave Accounting debuts this week. And there are desktop stalwarts like QuickBooks and Xero. But, the Times concluded, nothing matches WorkingPoint‘s program for ease of use. Already, 50,000 small businesses have signed up to use it, so the company must be doing something right.Different firms will have different software needs, and it may be smart to try out a number of options (including, yes, QuickBooks). But for entrepreneurs who are less than savvy when it comes to accounting, WorkingPoint‘s program looks like a good bet.”

On this day which celebrates entrepreneurs we are so happy to be recognized for helping people to start and run their businesses better! We are proud that we can help to heal the failing economy and to support small businesses which make up the bulk of new jobs being created and which drive innovation in so many fields!

What can you do on National Entrepreneurs’ Day?

  1. Thank. If you know an entrepreneur, thank them for the ways in which they’ve made an impact on our economy thus far; the simple act of giving thanks can strengthen a connection or start a new one. If you’re an entrepreneur yourself, thank the individuals who brought you to where you are today. This is what National Entrepreneurs’ Day is all about.
  2. Mentor. Perhaps there was someone who urged you to start your first business or helped you bring your first big idea to life; if so, they’ve played a part in making you the entrepreneur you are today. Return the favor and find an entrepreneur you can mentor through thick and thin.
  3. Give. Kiva is an organization that promotes micro lending to alleviate poverty around the world. With corporate and institutional partners from Google to Ashoka, you can feel confident that your donation is going to reach a deserving entrepreneur somewhere in the world, and that, in turn, your donation will serve as a catalyst for change (if you doubt this, might I remind you that anything is possible?).
  4. Pay it forward. You can help support fellow entrepreneurs by paying it forward with products, services, and/or your time. What’s easy for you may not be easy for another aspiring entrepreneur. Remember: a little help can go a long way.
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