If you remember back in April, I made the announcement that I was the 2011 Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship DayNED’s primary goal is to increase awareness about entrepreneurship and promote it among young people, and in the long term, increase the number of entrepreneurs. After all, our children represent the leaders of tomorrow, and there just might be the next Steve Jobs, Phil Knight, or Martha Stewart walking among us. It’s our duty to inspire our youth to not only become entrepreneurs, but to also THINK like an entrepreneur. And that means teaching them skills such as– how to become proactive, how to become a self starter, how to be a leader in their surroundings, how to take matters into their own hands to create change, and to have a desire to innovate. My love of entrepreneurship has been 12 years and counting, and my entrepreneurial journey has been both thrilling and rewarding. Second to my family, it is what fuels me on a daily basis.

November 16th is the day we celebrate National Entrepreneurship Day. So to gear up for the day and award a cash prize to a winner to drive their business forward, YOU CAN VOTE for your favorite entrepreneur! To take a look at the candidates, go online to www.Get-Entrepreneurial.ca, and VOTE! The winner will be announced on November 17th. If you vote, your name will be entered into the draw to win an Ipad 2. Pretty cool! One vote per day, per email address.

On NED, November 16th, there will be activities going on throughout the day and prizes handed out. I hope you will join me November 16th and help increase awareness.

I’d like to close today by leaving you with my two favorite quotes pertaining to successful entrepreneurship:

“It takes 10 years to become an overnight success.”

The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

There’s no magic recipe for success. Don’t ever be fooled. Successful entrepreneurs are those who have a strong belief in what they’re doing, and keep going long after the 50th door is slammed in their face.

I hope you’ll help me promote entrepreneurship awareness by sharing this post. 🙂