"Innovation is at the heart of every business venture. It is something that can be taught, learned and purposefully applied to succeed as an entrepreneur."
- Dr. Deborah A. Osgood
Knowledge Institute specializes in entrepreneurial education and small business development through innovative learning systems, virtual resource communities and public/private assistance networks. Clients include government, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, as well as individuals and academic institutions.
As social entrepreneurs, Knowledge Institute is also the founding and primary sponsor of America's Entrepreneurial Education Network (The Network), the most comprehensive entrepreneurial education and resource referral network in the United States and its territories. The Network drives over 1.5 million business-to-business conversations annually and tens of thousands of resource referral exchanges each month. Contact us to learn about becoming a member in The Network, view The Network Matrix (PDF), or download the brochure (PDF).
Knowledge Institute founders are scholars, practitioners and authors in the field of entrepreneurship and hold numerous awards from U.S. government agencies, Legislators and Fortune 500 companies for their contributions to economic development and entrepreneurship.
Dr. William Osgood is also a serial entrepreneur, lecturer and consultant with over 25 business management books to his credit published in multiple languages and distributed internationally. He authored the first Business Planning Guide, collaborated with the U.S. SBA in launching a national network of Business Information Centers (BICs), helped to create one of the first Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the country, and is highly respected for his innovative approach to entrepreneurial education systems.
Dr. Deborah Osgood is also the creator and chief architect of numerous innovative learning systems, virtual resource communities, and a pioneer in leveraging entrepreneurial development systems to launch a dropout prevention program for middle and high-school students. Her combined expertise in entrepreneurship and positive human development has helped thousands of individuals of all ages to discover their unique purpose and implement a strategy for fulfilling it through career and small business pursuits.