Smartpreneur is an Entrepreneurship Development Agency (EDA). We are dedicated to creating the conditions in which entrepreneurs can develop the skills necessary to start, run, grow, scale or exit their business. As an organization we bring a modern day approach and new principles for educating, mentoring and developing entrepreneurs of the next generation.
Not only are our services associated to the overall growth of the individual entrepreneur, we also use our platform to effectively build sustainable entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout our great nation. We do this by strategically investing in our own infrastructure by creating companies and partnering with organizations that effectively support the overall global entrepreneurship ecosystem. Below are the reasons why Smartpreneur must exist!
AS A NATION, WE MUST RE-CREATE THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH OPTIMISM CAN THRIVE.
After a long hangover from the Great Recession, entrepreneurship is finally rebounding in the United States and entrepreneurs are driving a resurgence of business activity in America, but a long-term decline in entrepreneurship has prevented millions of Americans from achieving economic success.
At Smartpreneur, we believe that there are three (3) megatrends that are fundamentally reshaping entrepreneurship in America:
(1) The Changing Demographics in Entrepreneurship:
The U.S. is becoming more racially diverse, but entrepreneurs – 80.2 percent white and 64.5 percent male – do not reflect the changing population. That leaves many Americans without the opportunity to start and grow a business, with significant gaps for entrepreneurs between 18-30 years of age, women, veterans and people of color.
(2) The Changing Nature of Entrepreneurship:
In the past, companies grew their revenue and jobs almost at the same pace. That’s no longer true. Technology has made it possible for startups to grow revenue without as much hiring and high-growth companies by revenue are not creating as many jobs as they did in the past.
(3) The Changing Landscape of Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurship is an increasingly urban phenomenon, and it is taking place in mid-sized metros and outside traditional hubs like Boston and Silicon Valley. People have migrated to cities, contributing to a decline in rural entrepreneurship.
Smartpreneur is on a mission to build the first of many Entrepreneurship Development Agencies. What makes us different is our core ecosystem engine we call Digital Entrepreneur Ecosystem Database®, which is intended to offer all entrepreneurs a different but more efficient entrepreneurial experience spending the least amount of time in ideation, more time testing their business models and avoiding the least amount of risk in getting their business ventures started. Let’s build a smarter entrepreneurship ecosystem together, armed with intelligent platforms, intelligent processes and intelligent entrepreneurs.
Let’s build a smarter future! Not just for a few of us but for all of us!