Ottumwa: Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship

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2 Nov 2022

News (Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress) celebrates local entrepreneurs and their accomplishments this November for National Entrepreneurship Month!  Entrepreneurs throughout Ottumwa are busy creating the newest products and innovations and strengthening our economy.

The United States was ranked as the world’s most entrepreneurial country in 2021. StartupBlink’s Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2022 ranked the U.S. as the country with the most business startups and a robust startup ecosystem. 

These startups often develop into small businesses. Small businesses made up 99.9 percent of U.S. businesses in 2021, so it’s important to give those nearby mom-and-pop shops the recognition they deserve. That’s 32.5 million small businesses in the U.S. alone.

What is National Entrepreneurship Month?

National Entrepreneurship Month takes place in November and National Entrepreneurs' Day is observed every third Tuesday of November, occurring this year on November 15. Both offer a time to celebrate the efforts of entrepreneurs in communities across the U.S. that better the economy locally and nationally. 

Entrepreneurship connects like-minded individuals with the common goal of providing a high-quality product or service to satisfy customer needs in some newly enhanced way. Entrepreneurs deserve recognition and support for several reasons. They produce new and improved goods, services and ideas, while their businesses also help with job creation. As more new companies are launched, more employment opportunities become available to the public. 

How to Celebrate Entrepreneurs in Ottumwa

During this National Entrepreneurship Month, would like to spotlight and honor entrepreneurs in our community. We applaud their hard work, passion, and dedication to designing new businesses and, in doing so, building the U.S. and local economies.

Ottumwa is home to several resources offering the connections and educational opportunities to help entrepreneurs get their start. In fact, in the Ottumwa community, the value of entrepreneurship is encouraged from a young age, with events like Lemonade Day held annually. The event is very popular amongst young ones, who learn a lot about entrepreneurship and the process of starting a new business. encourages entrepreneurship by helping to connect entrepreneurs and small businesses with the resources they can use to successfully transition from idea to grand opening to growth!To meet and learn about startups in Ottumwa,  check out local events that are coming up. Industry events are perfect for connecting with new business people in the area. 

After you’ve met some entrepreneurs in Ottumwa, be sure to follow their social media accounts. Give them a shout-out in your posts, stories, and hashtags to show your interest and share their stories with others. Spread the word about National Entrepreneurship Month so more and more people will begin supporting and recommending startups in Ottumwa.

Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress works tirelessly to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, focus on business retention and expansion, lead workforce development and assist with marketing and promotion to ensure the local community can achieve the highest quality of life possible. Reach out to us today to see how we can help!