What do 5 of the top 10 people on Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans have in common? Their wealth is self-made. Collectively, the five are worth about $175,000,000,000 (that’s Billion). Looking at the 5 others reveals that the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in their families. All together, the top 10 billionaires are worth $291 billion.
Joe Muscat, Partner & Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Ernst & Young, and NFTE Bay Area Regional Advisory Board member discusses here the importance of awards programs, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
NFTE alumni Ariell Buckingham and Kyle Wong just returned from Saudi Arabia where they served as panelists at the Global Competitiveness Forum. Both participated in the “Innovation to Generation” panel.
NFTE’s constantly evolving to serve even more of tomorrow’s business leaders. In our 2011 Annual Report find out why it was a banner year for NFTE, particularly globally where our presence continues to grow.
Consumers have the biggest megaphone ever in social media. One complaint accompanied by a telling picture or video can instantly go viral and impact the image of a brand. Gary Vaynerchuk shares on Next Wave how consumers are just recognizing this dynamic shift in power.
Social Entrepreneurs are in the spotlight a lot these days. They value creating social solutions more than traditional profits. Plus, it’s easier than ever with Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for social entrepreneurs to target customers who share similar passions. Are for-benefit companies the future, will they face issues competing with larger more traditional businesses, or is there room for all types of entrepreneurs in the marketplace?
NFTE is excited announce the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Alumni Fund. Ernst & Young has pledged to match $300,000 in donations to NFTE during the next three years. This commitment by E&Y is in honor of the more than 8,000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ® award winners.
Entrepreneurship isn’t without risk. Apply all the learning moments from 2011 to make your entrepreneurial spirit and business flourish in 2012. The focus could be on keeping better records, staying focused on executing ideas or taking the time to mentally relax (chances are you’ll be more productive).
If you’ve long forgotten those resolutions made a mere 11 days ago use this as a time to give pause. A number of people are ready to help.