Celebrating National Small Business Week, The Entrepreneur's Source Says "Teach Entrepreneurship Early On"
SOUTHBURY, CT--(Marketwire - May 7, 2012) - When thinking about protecting the future of our children, there are many lessons we can all learn from today's economy and job market. Chief Operating Officer and President of The Entrepreneur's Source® Brian Miller says parents and educators, in particular, should be asking: "Are we misleading our kids to believe that a secure job market awaits them after their formal education? With outsourcing and technology negatively affecting the job market today, what will it be like in 10 years?"
"There is a silver lining to these concerns," says Miller. "Let's start teaching our children about the value and benefits of business ownership at the middle school and high school levels. If we tap into the imagination of young kids early on, we will change the future of their lives, and possibly the future of our country, as well."
Business coaches with The Entrepreneur's Source, a career and business coaching company dedicated to the entrepreneur, are excited about the partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) organization, whose mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
According to NFTE, 1 in 3 high school students in the U.S. drop out of school -- that's 7,000 students every day or one student every nine seconds -- including nearly 50 percent of all African American, Latino and Native American students.
"Those statistics are unacceptable," says Miller. "Through entrepreneurship, young people discover that what they are learning in the classroom is relevant to the real world."
Business coaches would like to encourage parents, educators and business owners to look into programs to help children realize their full potential, like the programs NFTE offers.
For more information on how you can support NFTE, or on franchise opportunities and business coaching support, visit www.entrepreneurssource.com
About The Entrepreneur's Source® (TES)
The Entrepreneur's Source is North America's leading career and Business Coaching Company dedicated to the entrepreneur with more than 230 offices in the United States and Canada. With its unique E-Source Coach Advantage, TES offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. Today, TES dominates the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America. TES has the unique distinction of being ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's top Franchise 500 for ten consecutive years, placing #130 in 2012. TES has also placed on the prestigious top 100 lists in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Fastest Growing Franchises", "Top Global Franchises", and "Top 101 Home Based Franchise. And, for three consecutive years, Allbusiness listed TES on the All Star Franchise Rankings at #53 for 2012. For more information about The Entrepreneur's Source's coaching services go to www.entrepreneurssource.com
Cynthia L. Schick