Entrepreneurship Resources, Inc. (ERI), is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students and job-displaced adults with entrepreneurship. Through support, training, and coaching, ERI equips people with self-employment skills, quickly becoming necessary for survival. Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught, and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution is making it a critical one to learn. Our Entrepreneurship Power Pack (Amazon) and training videos provide the tools needed for a person to live their dreams and start their own business.
What is The Gig Economy?
Our Gig Economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will be independent contractors. They need an entrepreneurial competence and mindset. Additionally, being able to start one’s own business has become a survival skill. All levels of K12 education through college should mandate entrepreneurship to equip students for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Revolution now quickly automating blue and white collar jobs. McKinsey predicts 38% of the U. S. workforce will be eliminated because of “deep learning” machines by 2030, a true job crisis.
Workers must move from a focus on “having a job that makes money” to “having skills that make money.” We are moving from ownership of jobs to creating new jobs.
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Purpose of ERI
The purpose of ERI is to empower employees displaced by the gig economy, including the disabled, veteran, and disadvantaged populations with entrepreneurship education so they can start small businesses, improve their lives, employ people, and grow the economy.
The Core Program builds on the work of Clinton E. Day, entrepreneurship professor and author, through group lectures, workshops, and book talks to affinity groups (Chambers of Commerce, colleges, universities, state economic entities, federal agencies, community service clubs, downsized corporations, and trade associations).
Silicon Valley startups have designed a better and more successful way to start a new business. Because evidenced-based entrepreneurship uses validated planning, it doubles the chances for success and reduces risk. ERI embraces this method of planning sometimes called lean or smart startup, and its staff have been formally trained to teach others the method.