SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - AlphaGraphics knows how important it is to encourage entrepreneurship in business -- on both the local and national level. That's why the company is shining a spotlight on National Entrepreneurship Week, February 18-25, a celebration of entrepreneurs in America and the educational opportunities available to prepare tomorrow's business leaders.

"At our AlphaGraphics centers, the owners understand how to support local small businesses because they ARE owners of small businesses," said Jesse Himsworth, director of marketing at AlphaGraphics, Inc. "All AlphaGraphics business centers are locally owned and operated, and that gives them an insider's understanding of what small businesses need to get on their feet and prosper."

This year, National Entrepreneurship Week will focus on "Entrepreneurial Literacy" by encouraging students, parents, educators, business people and government officials to understand the basics of how a business is created and managed. Himsworth says that this emphasis on educating up-and-coming business leaders is critical, especially in today's economic environment. AlphaGraphics believes that small businesses will continue to be instrumental in helping the economy recover by providing much needed job opportunities.

As the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, the sponsor of National Entrepreneurship Week, points out, real entrepreneurial skills come from experience. A full-service business center can help pave the way for new business owners who need a way to get the word out about their products and services to their local communities. AlphaGraphics offers comprehensive business and marketing solutions, including full-service digital, offset and large format printing; design services; mailing and direct marketing services; promotional products and digital archiving that can help create the buzz that is key to building a small business into a successful, thriving enterprise.

"National Entrepreneurship Week emphasizes the importance of lifelong education for entrepreneurs," said Himsworth. "At AlphaGraphics, we know that education is a two-way street. Our goal is to help new small business owners navigate the critical first few months of business ownership. But those same small business owners are constantly teaching us, too, as they bring new ideas and energy into the local business community. Entrepreneurship is alive and well in America, and that benefits everyone."

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About AlphaGraphics
AlphaGraphics, Inc., plans, produces and manages business and marketing communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics network, an over 40 year-old brand, leads the industry in sales per location. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world's highest quality standards and a global network, the company's trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that enable customers to increase their reach.

Contact Information:

Cassie Salt
AlphaGraphics World Headquarters
Salt Lake City, Utah