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The Academy for Creating Enterprise helps individuals throughout the world learn how to build a business that supports self-reliance. Our blog features articles on issues of self-reliance, poverty, entrepreneurship, and impact, as well as stories from chapter members.

2020 Start Now! - A Year of Trial and Success

2020 Start Now! - A Year of Trial and Success

As the Academy continues on its mission to help lift families in developing countries out of poverty and put them firmly on the path to self-reliance, it is helpful to pause and look back at the previous year to gain inspiration for the work that is yet to come.

From Paperclip to Truck: The Power of the Trading Activity

From Paperclip to Truck: The Power of the Trading Activity

This is the story of one group’s success with the trading activity in the Academy’s Start Now! program, a four-day experiential training focused on application of business principles.

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Hiring of Joey Hansen as Chief Development Officer.

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Hiring of Joey Hansen as Chief Development Officer.

Lehi, Ut. (February 2021): The Academy for Creating Enterprise today announced the hiring of Joey Hansen as Chief Development Officer. Joey brings many years of development and fundraising experience in the non-profit sector.

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Hiring of Tyler Morgan as Marketing Director.

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Hiring of Tyler Morgan as Marketing Director.

Academy for Creating Enterprise today announced the hiring of Tyler Morgan as Marketing Director. Morgan joins the Academy’s executive staff in a newly created role, highlighting the growth of the Academy and the emphasis on spreading the mission of the Academy throughout the world.

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Anthonella Aguilar

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Anthonella Aguilar

It didn’t take me long to realize I wanted to start my own business after taking the “Start Now!" course at the Academy for Creating Enterprise. "Start Now!" is a course that teaches the principles for correctly running a business. I applied every concept I learned into my business.

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Sandra Cabrera

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Sandra Cabrera

I am a dental technician. I worked at the Antenor University Orrego for four years to save enough money to open my own lab. I finally did in 2017. In 2018, I participated in the Academy Awards at the Academy for Creating Enterprise. The Academy Awards program is a competition for members. We present our business to a panel of judges and have the opportunity to receive a cash prize. In 2018, I received second prize in the women’s category. With my prize money, I purchased a high speed motor for my lab. This motor ensured my prosthetics were the highest-quality. I gained a regular client base and had consistent work. My husband was also working steadily. We felt the future looked promising.

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Leydi Alcalde

2020 Academy Awards: Meet Leydi Alcalde

Life has taught me that picking yourself up from your bootstraps isn’t just a decision -- sometimes, it’s the only option. My story starts when I was 18 years old. Motivated by my dreams, I decided to leave my home and start my own family. This was a decision that required many sacrifices, but in spite of this I have been blessed with four wonderful daughters whom I love. I met my future husband and we were married. We welcomed four wonderful daughters into our home. Sadly, as happens often the happily ever after for my husband and I never came and we were separated. I decided to work to take care of my growing family of four lovely daughters.

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Appointment of Douglas D. Holmes as Chairman of the Board

Academy for Creating Enterprise Announces the Appointment of Douglas D. Holmes as Chairman of the Board

Academy for Creating Enterprise, today announced the appointment of Douglas Holmes as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Holmes, joined the board in 2014 and brings many years of experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

2019-2020 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

See a summary of growth in 2019 with an update on responses to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

What's So Special About Academy Chapters?

What's So Special About Academy Chapters?

Learn the secret sauce of the Academy by visiting a Chapter meeting.

Doing Business with Christ: Mexico

Doing Business with Christ: Mexico

We talk of Christ, we hope in Christ, but do we do business with Christ? For some, faith is acted out on Sundays or when ministering. For others, faith is in every footstep of pioneering an exit from poverty for themselves and their families.

Unemployment Claims: How ACE principles can serve the millions of COVID-19 unemployed

Unemployment Claims: How ACE principles can serve the millions of COVID-19 unemployed

What Academy principles could help those who suddenly find themselves out of work in the United States? 

What can we learn from the Philippines about surviving economic peril during COVID-19?

What can we learn from the Philippines about surviving economic peril during COVID-19?

A letter to U.S.A entrepreneurs with love from the Philippines.

The Humble Beginnings of a Rock

The Humble Beginnings of a Rock

No money? No problem. Kickstart your business with the pebbles in the street.

Women of the Academy: Kamilla Coelho

Women of the Academy: Kamilla Coelho

Kamilla Coelho is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur of the Academy since 2020. Due to Academy principles, she was able to start a successful business even during a pandemic. “I can affirm that if it weren't for the Academy and everything I learned there, today I wouldn't be with the company growing and finding its place in the market.”

Women of the Academy: Cynthia Ramirez

Women of the Academy: Cynthia Ramirez

Cynthia Ramirez is the owner of the successful beauty salon Bella Antonella in Mexico.

Women of the Academy: Yadira Álvarez Amarillas

Women of the Academy: Yadira Álvarez Amarillas

Yadira is a wife and mother of 2 children who works to provide temporally and spiritually for her family through her small business. She loves the vision of the Academy and hopes to pass that vision on to her posterity.

Women of the Academy: Kathryn G. Ramirez

Women of the Academy: Kathryn G. Ramirez

Kathryn G. Ramirez is a mother and an Academy entrepreneur since 2011. By following Academy principles has helped her have a more profitable business and help people in her community by providing employment.

Women of the Academy: Nerissa Nalangan Canoy

Women of the Academy: Nerissa Nalangan Canoy

Nerissa Nalangan Canoy is one of several successful women who have learned how to build a business from the Academy for Creating Enterprise. As a widow, she built a pie business that has helped build her confidence and strengthen her relationships. Read her story in her own words.

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