Nonprofit versus Traditional Entrepreneurs

A new report by Nonprofit HR found that half of nonprofit organizations hired new employees in 2014 and half are planning to hire at least one new employee in 2015. This rate will “outpace their corporate counterparts.” With more than 1.4 million charitable non-profits in the United States, non-profits have experienced tremendous growth in previous years. These figures show that creating new ventures that lead to job creation is not only for-profit entrepreneurs, but extends to the non-profit realm. A study by David M. Van Slyke and Jesse D. Lecy examining the demographics of non-profit entrepreneurs highlights some of their notable attributes. Click here to see how nonprofit and traditional entrepreneurs differ.

How Ashtabula County uses its entrepreneurial talent is a strategic choice. We need to think about where and how to encourage the invest of this scarce talent.

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