The Academy for Creating Enterprise

Creating Jobs where there are no jobs!

Lehi, UT   |  https://www.the-academy.org/

Mission

We strive to help people of faith in developing countries launch and grow successful businesses that lift families out of poverty, placing them firmly on the path to self-reliance.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Robert Heyn

Main address

P.O. Box 299

Lehi, UT 84043 USA

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EIN

87-0641040

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Start Now

The Start Now program helps participants begin their journey on the path of self-reliance. The purpose of this program is to implement practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge. Each workshop and activity invites participants to act (hence the name of the program), rather than simply learn. As members progress, they are challenged to change their mindsets and modify their behaviors by focusing on action-oriented goals, such as trading, leaving comfort zones, building good habits, creating financial plans, and learning and applying the 25 rules of thumb, which are sound and proven business principles. The program is considered a success when Start Now graduates initiate real, operable income-generating activities (IGAs) or start a business.
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Population(s) Served

Upon the completion of Start Now, students graduate and participate in ACE My Business. This training is reserved for members who have created their own income-generating activity or business. This curriculum covers more advanced topics such as enterprise mastery vs. self-mastery, employee management, expansion, marketing, finances, etc., and can foster internship experiences for Academy participants.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Chapter Support Groups are the lifeblood of the Academy as all members attend monthly Chapter Support group meetings that provide lifelong learning opportunities, build on the faith and experience of one another, and are trained by other successful entrepreneurs, including virtually by successful US based business leaders. Each Chapter Support Group has a chapter president (volunteer position) who is trained on how to manage people, prepare agendas, provide training, lead meetings, and support each member.

Population(s) Served

Members can participate in the annually held Academy Awards. All members in each of the 8-countries we serve are invited to gather to create and renew friendships, network, share business skills and knowledge, attend a myriad of workshops and seminars, and have an opportunity to enter competitions to earn awards, recognition, and scholarships. The Academy Awards program has revealed a number of incredible entrepreneurial ideas, such as a business empowering local female artisans, unique food and nutrition companies, medical supplies, devices and supplements, the production of coconut oil from unutilized resources, welding, carpentry, etc.

Population(s) Served

The Residential Program is a 4-week business training program like Start Now. It’s hosted at a facility as an in-person and country-wide event. Participants work in teams to practice Income Generating Activities and participate in team building and business classes.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people
Economically disadvantaged people

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as of 3/5/2022
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