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Why Businesses Fail: Part II
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Today, research shows that 29% of businesses fail because they run out of money and 17% fail because they lack a business model or plan. In order to thrive as an entrepreneur, it is crucial that business leaders create a cohesive plan that addresses possible risks, road-blocks, and competition within their industry. After identifying a market and the details within the industry, it's time to start...

Why Businesses Fail: Part 1
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

When it comes to business, what you don’t know will cause failure.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 20% of businesses fail within the first year. 30% fail within the second year, half, 50%, will fail within the fifth-year, and almost three-fourths, 70%, fail within the tenth year. While there are a million views as to why businesses fail, it comes down to one...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Business Leaders
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latin-American from September 15th to October 15th. The celebration started as just a week in 1968 by President Johnson and was later expanded into a month by President Reagan in 1988. During this time of celebration, we, Junior Achievement, want to take a moment to recognize some of the most...

An Inside Look at JA Program Development
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

From financial literacy and work readiness to entrepreneurship, Junior Achievement (JA) provides countless programs to equip today's youth with skills that will assist in their successes tomorrow. To get a better idea of how we are creating our programming, we pulled in our Senior Vice President of Education & Learning Technologies, Mary Catherine (MC) Desrosiers for an...

Cracking the 5 Toughest Interview Questions
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Congratulations! All of your hard work has paid off! You've spent hours perfecting your resume, having friends review it, generating a strong cover letter and determining the right outfit to impress your interviewer. Now, finally, you're walking into your potential new workplace. All you have to do is knock the interview out of the park. Are you ready?

To better prepare yourself for the...

Award Recipients of Junior Achievement's 2018 National Leadership Conference
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

This year's 2018 National Leadership Conference (NLC) took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Junior Achievement of Wisconsin served as host to Junior Achievement (JA) associates from all over the country. Throughout the week-long event, JA employees and sponsors came together as friends and business colleagues. Concluding the week were awards given to JA associates who have displayed dedication,...

The Impact of Jobless Teens this Summer
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

When you think back to your first job, what were some major life takeaways? Was it more than a paycheck that filled your gas tank? What about your professional growth or potential career path? Unfortunately, many teens are struggling to find a summer job. Andy Challenger, vice president at Challenger Grey reported that teen hiring is expected to be slightly lower in 2018 than in 2017. Which begs...

4 Employee Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

What will community volunteerism do for your work family? America's Charities reports that the average business turnover rate in all U.S. industries is 15.1% with those making under $75,000 or less a year, costing $15,000 to be replaced. That is hard-earned money that is being taken out of the budget to find someone who may or may not be the right fit for the position. In this era of hiring, it is...

Research reveals boys' interest in STEM careers declining; girls' interest unchanged
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

New 2018 research conducted on behalf of Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY) illustrates how in just one year after first being surveyed, high school age teens’ career ambitions have shifted further away from careers in STEM and the arts and how more 13-17-year-old students are expecting to take out loans to help pay for...

Q & A with JA College Student Volunteer
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Community Involvement

As Zachary Robles walks on to shake the president’s hand of Kent University, his smile is not only for being the first generation to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, but for the pride he feels for having made an impact in his local community.

Managing full class schedules and contemplating future career paths, Robles made time to teach Junior Achievement programs in his local...



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