PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook®:Listening to Our Youth

by | Apr 3, 2009 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

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The next generation of employees, the Millennials, have a lot to offer our businesses if we take the time to listen.

They are finding seats at the corporate table faster than previous generations and they’re doing it in their own, unique way.  With an entrepreneurial education in their back pockets upon graduation from universities like Rice and Texas A&M, who have dedicated entrepreneurship centers, the Millennials are equipped with that mindset from the get-go.  They are competing in competitions like the Rice Business Plan Competition and they are being recognized by programs like the Aggie 100.

These young professionals are our future, and it behooves us as experienced business owners to take the time to guide and mentor them.  We should also take the time to be mentored BY them.  They have a unique perspective and can bring a fresh voice to your business. Their pulse points can be vital to your efforts when using new technologies to grow your company.

What are you doing to engage your young professionals?  By making the strategic decision to include them in your business conversation, you are building your future.

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