2014 Inspirational Young Entrepreneurs – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) awarded budding business owners its highest honors, naming Lei Lei Secor the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Zach Haney, the inaugural Dan Danner Leadership Award winner. As the winner of YEF’s top two prizes, Ms. Secor, who resides in Hagaman, NY, will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, and Mr. Haney, who resides in Topeka, KS will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend Washburn University.

Continue Reading August 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Three Research-Based Tips For Managing Stress, Multiple Priorities, and Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs

This post, affectionately known as “Jedi Mind Control for Over Achievers” will teach you solutions that work for actual entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re an educator, a young entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur, balancing multiple priorities is a reality. A much needed skill is HOW to effectively balance these priorities, but, it’s not a class in school. So, here, we lay out some proven solutions.

Continue Reading July 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Thank you, Entrepreneurship Educators

It’s summer break, which means you, as an educator should be enjoying your vacation. So instead of providing more entrepreneurial education resources, NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation would like to thank you for a job well done. Sparks and Honey has just released a report about Generation Z (born 1995 to present). The report is fascinating, and covers a wide range of topics about what makes Generation Z unique. Especially interesting to us is the idea that Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this generation. We believe a lot of that DNA make up has to do with you.

Continue Reading June 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

How to Pitch a Business – (or yourself): Top Tips from an Expert

An entrepreneur’s worst nightmare is that people drool when they tell someone about their business. (But, not in a good way. More like a catatonic way.)…Here are top tips from a globally-known “Intrigue Expert” Sam Horn.

Continue Reading May 28, 2014 at 10:45 am 2 comments

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Lemonade?

It’s almost summer, which means educators across the country need to find a way to engage their students in creative and fun ways. As a way to teach entrepreneurship, why not have your students engage in a lemonade stand? Spring weather is great inspiration for both student salesmen and potential customers. How should an educator go about teaching entrepreneurship through a lemonade stand? Here are 5 easy steps:

Continue Reading April 29, 2014 at 10:09 am 3 comments

Leadership Exercises for Students

This is an exclusive exercise designed developed to help bridge a leader’s vision of role model and mentors with their own vision, and is loosely based on a Harvard School of Education institutional problem-solving paradigm.

Continue Reading March 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

How Much are You Worth?

The Huffington Post recently wrote an article from the perspective of what parents should pay a babysitter. This article caused NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation to think that perhaps young entrepreneurs need to think about what to charge their customers for services too.

Continue Reading February 28, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

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