All of us in the construction industry know what it takes to create, but entrepreneurs have the ultimate ability to make something out of nothing. It’s true that the workers within the construction industry build our communities. But it’s our entrepreneurs who fuel them. Entrepreneurs take risks for our communities’ greater rewards:
- They initiate every industry, forming the very foundation of our society.
- They create opportunities for others as the original job creators.
- They are the creative visionaries who see solutions, rather than problems.
- They shape our world today and set up our future.
Given all that they do for our communities, day in and day out, it’s important that we all encourage them to keep going. And there’s no better time to honor the ultimate creators than Tuesday: National Entrepreneurs Day.
This annual day was first proclaimed a national day by President Obama in 2010. At that time, the country was recovering from the Great Recession. Knowing that entrepreneurs would be crucial to our economy’s future and our nation’s recovery, he and his administration sought out a way to celebrate them. This national day was set aside for the very people that would rebuild our nation and inspire new businesses for future generations. Today, National Entrepreneurs Day is dedicated to recognizing individual entrepreneurs and their efforts to strengthen the economy and innovate our industries.
We all are impacted by entrepreneurs’ actions every day. From construction firms within our industry to the shops we visit for everything we need. But how can you return the favor and make a difference in entrepreneurs’ lives on National Entrepreneurs Day?
- Support the small businesses in your community. Big-name companies may be recognizable, but often the most unassuming businesses do the best work. Whether that means contracting with a local builder or purchasing holiday gifts from a local creator, the best way to support them is to help them do what they do best: run their business.
- Shout out all the entrepreneurs in your life. Whether that be on social, in a personal card or in person at the office, share the ways you’ve benefited from their ventures. Not only will it encourage entrepreneurs to keep going, your declaration will inspire others to do the same.
If you are a business owner or have been an entrepreneur for a long time, we thank you for your grit and determination. Without you, we couldn’t do what we do. The thing is, we will need more people like you in the future to continue your legacy. You can honor National Entrepreneurs Day, too.
- Become a mentor for a new entrepreneur. Passing on your knowledge is priceless to those just starting out. They’ll learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.
- Support a budding entrepreneur by loaning them money or connecting them with someone who can help them in some way.
This National Entrepreneurs Day, let’s all celebrate the dreamers and doers who fuel our economy and encourage them to keep building their businesses.