Embracing Entrepreneurs with Understanding and Appreciation
Imagine what it would be like to live in a world without choices; a world where everyone wears the same color, where your job is decided for you and where freedom does not exist? Countries exist where individuals do not have freedom of opportunity. Fortunately, the United States has never been such a place. Immigrants continue to come to our nation for economic prospects. Our country provides an environment where entrepreneurs flourish.
At Koontz & Associates, PL, we are entrepreneurs. We understand the value of our freedom to choose our occupation, our clothing, our direction. We also appreciate the ability to be entrepreneurs and we support others in their basic right to have economic freedom. The strength of our nation was built by the muscle of small business and entrepreneurs who have contributed to the wellbeing of our people and the wealth of our nation. Where would we be without our small business owners, great inventors, and captains of industry? The drive and persistence of entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and the guy-down-the-street, have provided jobs and substantially improved the quality of all our lives. Citizens and business leaders must support and encourage entrepreneurship through understanding and education.
We all need to embrace entrepreneurship as a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. Entrepreneurs frequently express that they have more opportunity to develop creative freedom, higher self-esteem, and an overall greater sense of control over their own lives. As a result, many experienced business people, political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale. Our nation’s youth and adults need to understand that the United States is an entrepreneurial economy.