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Introduction What seems to be a contagious trend of entrepreneurial spirits on college campuses, with the plethora of success bringing students to ask themselves, “Am I cut out for entrepreneurship?” The answer is yes, and the time is now. Dr. Teresa Nelson, the Elizabeth J. McCandless Professor of Entrepreneurship Chair at Simmons College, surveyed undergraduates in 2008 to find that an outstanding 80% of Simmons Students plan to start a business at some point in their career.   Entrepreneurship is changing the world by driving innovation, creating jobs, and fueling economic growth. Higher education institutions and business leaders have been working to foster an environment that inspire and give students the necessary resources to be entrepreneurial. The Princeton Review recently named Simmons College’s graduate program one of the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the United States. Simmons also offers an undergraduate minor in the field of entrepreneurship to support and inspire women leadership from a young age   Today, it is as common to have a new baby in a household, as it is to start a new business. The recession has inspired many long-time employees of large corporations, and students venturing out into the frugal job market, to consider going out and starting something of their own. Entrepreneurship allows people to launch their futures and create the job they have always wanted, and furthermore, to be their own boss.   Successful women entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey and Vera Wang are setting the bar for women leaders and inspiring people, of all ages, from all over the world, to start something.   “The time for women entrepreneurs is now,” says Dr. Susan Duffy, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Simmons College. “Currently there are 10.1 millions firms that are majority owned by women, employing 13 million people and generating more than 1.9 trillion in sales.   It is not hard to understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial skills are needed in everyday life, and are what people are seeking now. Employers need people who can think outside the box, spot problems, develop solutions, take action, and drive results.

Collegiate Entreprenuers Magazine  

Simmons CEO interviewed local entreprenuers.

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