November 29, 2015

Entrepreneurship Week: Confused Yet?


It’s Entrepreneurship Week here in the United States – February 23 to March 1, 2008. 

It will also be Entrepreneurship Week in November 2008. 

Not to be confused, of course, with Small Business Week, which is in April.

Scratching your head yet?  You’re not the only one.

Scott Shane, one of the Small Business Trends experts, says that Entrepreneurship Week this week is focused on students K through 12. It is organized by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education. The focus appears to be on educational activities.

The other Entrepreneurship Week — the one scheduled for November 17 – 23, 2008 has the involvement of the Kauffman Foundation.  And it is timed to coincide with Entrepreneurship Week around the world. That one, too, appears to be focused on a younger generation who might be starting or considering starting a business.

And Small Business Week, a matter of U.S. Presidential proclamation, is headed up by activities put on by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small Business Week will be held this year from April 21 – 25, 2008. Small Business Week’s focus typically is on existing small businesses, including awards for small business leaders.

These kinds of organized events over the course of a week are a trend. They are signs of the increasing focus on entrepreneurship and small business, especially as a legitimate, defined career path among students. 

So what, if anything, is your business doing during these special weeks? If you serve small business customers or cater to entrepreneurs, will you be participating in activities? Creating special offers or discounts? Highlighting your small biz customers during these weeks?

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Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses, and also serves as CEO of

5 Reactions

  1. This is an excellent post. I wasn’t aware there are three time periods we can focus on. Thanks for the post.

    Kathleen Gage
    The Street Smarts Marketer

  2. The SBA in my area is holding a dinner for small business the first week in May and inviting those businesses who have won awards to give them local recognition. I am lucky to be one of the coordinators and the SCORE chapter will be the main host of this event in my area.

    I think that in times of a down economy small businesses can make a lot of sense. The activity in my area is picking up considerably.

  3. Everyday should be “pluck the day”, i.e. a day for producers! :)

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