D. Lawless has been a member of The National Federation of Independent Business since 1982. The NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent business. The NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect your right to own, operate and grow your business. The NFIB is designed to help small business succeed.

If you or your son or daughter aspires to be an entrepreneur, I would encourage you to check-out the YEF, Young Entrepreneurs Foundation, sponsored by the NFIB. YEF offers mentors, scholarships, awards and learning materials for students and young adults. They also have a great free learning game available to play online. Johnny Money is a small business simulation game that explores the risks and rewards of business ownership.

If you are a teacher, please consider using Johnny Money in your classroom. It is the newest of the “Entrepreneur in the Classroom” programs which are designed to enable educators to talk about entrepreneurship in the classroom. The program, teaching materials, and participation in a nationwide competition is all available free of charge. Take a look at this address:


Henry David Thoreau:

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.