Major Goal: Use these 20 questions in many different ways...to start the conversation. You will note that there is no single answer for any of them...rather an opportunity to really give some thought to the question. Answers will be different depending on the situation....and in fact will change over time.
The GENIUS Certificate is available on the Consortium website to download and present to anyone you choose, based on how you use the "20 Questions for All Americans".
Creative Activities: Think of ways to involve members of the community and encourage press coverage related to the winners.
20 Questions for All Americans
How can a person's career skills and experiences lead to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
What personality traits are more likely to lead to success as an entrepreneur?
Are there differences between a market economy, entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and capitalism? Explain.
What taxes do entrepreneurs pay?
What items are part of a firm's operating costs?
How can an entrepreneur learn about what the customers want?
How can computer skills help with business operations?
How do entrepreneurs deal with risks?
How is personal financial literacy related to business financial literacy?
What factors determine where to locate a business?
Why is branding important?
How does competition affect entrepreneurship?
What percent of American firms have no employees working for them? Why is this important?
What are some sources of funding to start a business?
What can an entrepreneur do if business sales drop off?
What should an entrepreneur consider when hiring employees for the business?
How does an entrepreneur work in a country that doesn't support capitalism?
What is "tolerance
of ambiguity" and why is it important to an entrepreneur?
How might an entrepreneur use company profits?
Why do entrepreneurs say they are in charge of their own fate?