The entrepreneurial spirit can spring from many different sources.
Being an entrepreneur is a way of life, a way of approaching opportunities and challenges, and seeing the potential in all situations.
- Mary McDonald
Entrepreneurship is the foundation of the American business world.
About the Society of Entrepreneurs
The Society of Entrepreneurs was founded in 1991 to foster the development of the entrepreneurial spirit, and to recognize the myriad contributions of area entrepreneurs.
The Society of Entrepreneurs’ membership comprises Mid-South business owners, presidents and other key executives. Members are chosen annually by their peers, and must be mature (not emerging) entrepreneurs who have exhibited personal business achievement, creativity, determination, integrity, leadership, self-direction and the ability to transform a vision into a dynamic business accomplishment.
The organization’s purpose is to promote the general welfare of the community, contribute to the public good, and foster education. The Society of Entrepreneurs supports the creation, development, and implementation of programs that encourage the efforts of entrepreneurs in businesses, and in local, national and international communities.
Society of Entrepreneurs Programs
Our programs are designed to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit, and to recognize the historical significance of entrepreneurs in developing a strong community. To the highest extent possible, these programs help ensure an economic climate exists in this country that allows the development of entrepreneurial enterprises.
Entrepreneurs Roundtable – Designed to bring together the community’s emerging business owners and entrepreneurs for open discussions and informative talks by influential business and civic leaders. Roundtable members are all Memphis business owners, and once invited, they may attend the monthly Roundtable meetings as their schedules allow. Meetings are held at various locations throughout the city of Memphis.
Insight Groups – Membership comprises members of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable who are chosen to participate in small group meetings. The groups meet once a month, in a confidential, closed meeting, and openly discuss the rewards, obstacles and challenges of business ownership. The members pay an annual fee of $800 (which covers meals and administrative costs for the year), and monthly attendance is required.
For additional information on the Entrepreneurs Roundtable or the Insight Groups, contact Pearson Crutcher, Executive Director at 901-299-9589.