“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” - Bill Gates
Our Mission Statement
Through proven systems and field training we develop exceptional young people into successful entrepreneurs.
Young Entrepreneurs Across America is a learning organization. Each day brings a new challenge and another lesson. We provide personal growth and unlimited career opportunities within Young Entrepreneurs Across America for our graduates.
We teach students how to run a small business
Young Entrepreneurs Across America is a program designed to help teach young students how to run a small business. As a student in our program, you will develop communication and business skills through a summer of REAL BUSINESS WORLD EXPERIENCE. These skills will make you more attractive to full-time employers upon graduation, and better prepare you for the real world that awaits.
The following summary is designed with the hope of conveying the “spirit” of the program by exploring some key concepts and policies. The manager candidate should make some effort to grasp these concepts and is even encouraged to discuss them with parents, etc.
GOAL: PROVIDE DAILY LEARNING FROM ACTUAL EXPERIENCE. PROVIDE YOU WITH THE ABILITY AND RESOURCES TO TELL AN INCREDIBLE STORY TO ANY FUTURE EMPLOYER THAT WILL SET YOU APART FROM YOUR PEERS.
The core of the program is development through entrepreneurialism. Our interpretation of entrepreneurialism is based upon two concepts:
Risk and reward.
A skill may be understood through reading about it; however, a skill can only be acquired by doing it.
We believe our program to be superior, in specifics, to any undergraduate business program in the country because the experience gained is live; it is real. This is why our program is only for “elite” students. We provide significant training and support, but it will be up to the manager to make tough decisions, such as what to do with an employee who shows up late to work. Business courses cannot provide letters of recommendation from satisfied clients, or develop subordinates into promotions, or earn real profits. We provide this experience by putting managers in a position of responsibility. We develop entrepreneurs by putting students in the position of having to make real, tough decisions, and allowing them to reap the rewards and learn from their mistakes. This is why our program is so special and why full-time employers are so attracted to these exceptional students: individuals that are not afraid to take on the ultimate development opportunity even though it requires significant commitment and maturity.
In view of our 21-year successful track record and proven systems, 95% of our managers succeed, but 5% still fail. We have seen almost every situation imaginable in the painting business, and we know that only the willingness of the manager to work hard and the ability to take direction from us is required for success. Any manager candidate who is not prepared to give their full time best efforts during the summer is not the right type of candidate for our program.
The average profit earned in the summer last year was $10,000. A good range to consider, however, is $6,500-$10,000 (it should be noted that profit is not paid by the number of hours worked unless performing non-sales duties).
The manager is ultimately responsible for his/her success in this program. This accountability is what drives students to attain goals and achieve results. How many university students can boast to full-time employers that they ran their own $50,000 business and earned a $10,000 profit?