Black Entrepreneur Eddie Elliott shows Children how to become Business Owners by playing Board Game
“We owe it to our children and all of our futures to make sure they know that they are capable of creating a successful business,” said entrepreneur Elliott Eddie.
We the United (WTU) seeks out excellence in the black community’s Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Community Champions and Role Models. Many of the people of merit are now our members . Elliot Eddie by his exploits, qualifies as a member. He is a serial entrepreneur ,black inventor and 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking Finalist Elliott Eddie, author of his bestselling entrepreneurial book, ‘From Passion To Profit; and he is showing the youth the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through the creation of a board game. Elliott Eddie created The Entrepreneur Game as an educational tool that passes on the experience of running a business. This is a great 1st step in creating economic prosperity. 2nd is to join WTU and tap into the resources of the Black Links Global (BLG) – Business and Consumer Network that is being developed for this purpose.
BLG has Black owned Events, Business, Products, Services, News Media and Networking for global access. Created and developed by WTU members, as a -by us for us- initiative.
Eddie is a serial entrepreneur who owns multiple businesses and has always been passionate about showing adults and youth the importance of business ownership; specifically, individuals who are from underserved communities and under-represented groups: black people qualify. Where the school educational system does not educate our youth about developing their entrepreneurship, Eddie Elliott chose to fill this gap with the concept of a board game after noticing the lack of entrepreneurship within school curriculums. He created a crowdfunding campaign for the creation of The Entrepreneur Game and raised nearly three times more than his campaign goal from supporters across the globe. This shows the support exists to assist in this area.
The game—which was designed for children 12 and older—takes players on an entrepreneurial journey. You start off as the CEO of your own company and throughout the game you go through stages of budgeting, marketing, investing, and negotiating. The goal is to evade going bankrupt. The winner of the game is the individual who has the most assets.
Eddie said “We may learn a few things in school, but one of the subjects it’s unlikely that we’ve been taught is entrepreneurship: how to create and build successful businesses of our own. Many of our schools barely teach our children the skills they need to survive,”
This is the sentiments of WTU and its members who have produce a vast array of resources to help and assist our youth in making entrepreneurialism work at its optimum.
“We owe it to our children and all of our futures to make sure they know that they are capable of creating a successful business. To make sure our children know that they can take their skills, talents and ideas to find a problem and solve it, to find a need and fill it, or to create a market and build it. Our children must grasp that among all of the things they can be now, and as they grow up, an entrepreneur is definitely within their grasp.”