Entrepreneurs are easily one of the most hard-working groups of people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a break. Take World Entrepreneur Day to slow down, reflect on your accomplishments, thank your support group, and toast to your empire. Our Digital Advantage team has come up with different ideas of how you can celebrate with intention.
What is World Entrepreneurs Day?
Entrepreneur Day always occurs on the third Tuesday of November, which falls on November 16th this year. Being an entrepreneur means you organize and operate a business to produce goods or services for profit, but they take on a big risk to do so. World Entrepreneur Day (WED) honors those, men and women, who have built their business venture(s) from the ground up.
What does it mean to celebrate something with intention?
There are special moments in life that are often celebrated, such as the “typical events” like birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and promotions. However, most of those moments make us feel obligated to celebrate. To celebrate with intention, you have the determination to get it done because it is one of your goals. Add “Celebrate World Entrepreneur Day” to your do list to ensure your hard work gets acknowledged, especially by yourself.
Mentor Another Entrepreneur
Consider mentoring an upcoming entrepreneur, if you have successfully proven yourself in your industry. Since they are just starting they will have a lot of questions, as there are a lot of unknowns when entering the entrepreneurial world. Give them advice, resources that helped you, or even a nudge in the right direction if they’re feeling stuck. You could also shout out their products or services on social media to help their brand get more eyes on them.
Host A Celebration
What better way to celebrate Entrepreneur Day than to give back to the people that believed in your business! That can include offering deals on your products or services, a small giveaway on social media, or hosting an event with snacks and beverages. Anything you can do, or afford, to show your appreciation and celebrate with your community because if it wasn’t for them you may not be where you are today.
Start with the customer – find out what they want and give it to them.
Acknowledge Your Support System Who Helped You Get to Where You Are
We all have someone, or multiple people, that have helped us get to where we are today. That could be your family supporting your business endeavors, or a fellow entrepreneur that mentored you in your early stages. Take a moment during World Entrepreneur Day to say thank you to the people that have supported you in all phases of your business. That could be a simple text, email, or phone call, or even shouting them out on social media.
Share Entrepreneurship with Young Minds
Everyone brings something different to the table, even though younger adults may not have the same experience you do, they have a different perspective which can lead to some amazing, out-of-the-box ideas. Sharing your experience with young minds can encourage the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. If you know a teacher, try telling your story of entrepreneurship to their class. You never know who you might inspire.
Reflect On Your Entrepreneur Journey
No matter if you have been an entrepreneur for 20+ years or two months, take some time to reflect on your entrepreneurial journey. What were your goals at the beginning? Have you accomplished any of your goals? Where could you improve? Where do you see your business going in the future? Asking yourself these questions, and more, allows you to see your business venture successes and where you can grow from here. Reflection is critical to any entrepreneur’s success and can be done as often as you see fit.
Browse Crowdfunding Websites
Crowdfunding websites, such as Kickstarter, which individuals and small businesses use in the early stages of their business venture to help raise funds toward a project or cause. Many well-known brand names got started on crowdfunding websites, so you may be surprised that some amazing innovations need startup costs that help entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams. Being a small part of someone else’s journey is so rewarding! You can stay in the loop on new products, by signing up for Kickstarter’s Happening newsletter.
Celebrate on Social Media
No matter if you are a business owner currently, or if you are dreaming of being one done day. Help spread the word using social media so all entrepreneurs can celebrate their wins together. You can support your favorite entrepreneur by highlighting them on social media, which could help you build a connection with them.
If you’re one of those people who need an excuse to celebrate, make November 16th your reason - pat yourself on the back and tell yourself you are an awesome, successful entrepreneur with a thriving business. No matter how you celebrate World Entrepreneur Day, do so with intention. Cheers to all the bosses out there!