Entrepreneurship Resources Institute (ERI) is an organization dedicated to empowering people, students, educators, and primarily newly unemployed with entrepreneurship skills to successfully start their own small business. “Lean” startup planning, a method originating in Silicon Valley, validates an idea, hobby, interest, or past work experience so that a wannabe entrepreneur knows before spending funds whether his or her idea will work, meet a demand, or solve a problem. All that is needed to become an entrepreneur using our training skills is desire, that strong wish or want to follow through. A gig economy (below), artificial intelligence (A. I,), and now COVID-19 economic impacts are making entrepreneurship a survival skill. ERI specializes in those skills.
Giving to ERI helps spread the survival skills of lean entrepreneurship to more newly created jobless workers. With their own desire, those unemployed persons because of A. I., Gig Economy growth, and COVID-19 job losses can start their own successful 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.
Purpose of ERI
The purpose of ERI is to train educators at all levels (colleges, workforces, non-profits, and corporations) in lean startup methods. There are 14 different ways to validate a concept, and our reference is the only document with each listed and explained.
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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. Our primary emphasis is training the “lean”, evidenced-based state-of-the-art method. Because of its validation nature, anyone with desire can learn entrepreneurship and start their own business. Each ERI teacher is credentialed in the methodology.
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.