A Generation of Entrepreneurs Will Keep America Great

BETSY PEARSON | July 30, 2018

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Like a true millennial, I spend some of my free time browsing through Netflix. I found the documentary “Generation Startup” and could not resist learning about people my age becoming entrepreneurs. I followed the stories of five millennials who worked for startups in Detroit and learned how to operate a business hands on. Entrepreneurship is essential for economic growth—it is the catalyst that provides a community upward mobility. In the documentary, Pamela Lewis from the New Economy Initiative added that, “Entrepreneurship is the quickest way to job creation.” According to a Global Entrepreneur Report, “Millennials are starting businesses at younger ages than their counterparts in previous generations.” I believe millennials are entering the workforce with the stars aligned: they are young, our economy is thriving, and small business deregulation is one the top initiatives on Trump’s to-do list.

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