Entrepreneurs have a big task ahead of them: save the world.
Sure, that's a bold statement. However, take into consideration that the unemployment rate continues to hover around 8%, give or take, and that according to government statistics, small businesses make up 99.7% of all employer firms and created 65% of net new jobs for the past 17 years.
This is why we need entrepreneurs to be innovative and help get the economic ball rolling in a more positive direction.
Entrepreneurship is attractive to some for many reasons. After all, look at the popularity of ABC's "Shark Tank," which features aspiring innovative people pitching their products and ideas to panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called "Sharks."
Yes, it's only a TV show, but I do think it provides a look into not only how creative people can be, but also how difficult the path is to go from idea to execution to a successful business....