Posts filed under ‘Entrepreneur’

Entrepreneurial Field Trip–Teaching Entrepreneurship both In and Outside the Classroom!

NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has created educational curriculum specifically to be used outside the classroom, in the educational setting of a small business environment. Teaching entrepreneurship can be difficult, but more importantly, it’s essential to the success of our young people….Let’s take a look at one unique way to encourage entrepreneurship education, by incorporating the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program.

Continue Reading April 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm 2 comments

Can’t Take Your Daughters and Sons To Work? Bring the Workplace to Them!

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day doesn’t work for everyone. Between missing school, company policies, and the nature of what you do, it may be downright impossible. This post offers some ideas for how to start planning now to do that so when Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day rolls around, everyone can participate.

Continue Reading March 12, 2013 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Passion: A Valentine’s Day Wish or an Entrepreneurial Necessity?

Throughout February, we hear the word “passion” all over the place. Passion can certainly be related to hearts and candy and flowers. But passion influences entrepreneurs beyond February 14th. Passion is a key element to success as a young entrepreneur.

“Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it.”

Continue Reading February 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Introducing Entrepreneurship to Young People through Activities and Discussion

Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success

Introducing the idea of entrepreneurship puts young people on a path to success.

Why?

Entrepreneurship education prepares youth to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurial thinkers by immersing them in real life learning experiences where they:

can take risks,
manage the results, and
learn from the outcomes.

Continue Reading December 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm 1 comment

Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 3: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)

Want to teach entrepreneurship to a class, kids, grandkids (yourself) in 30 minutes or an hour? Here’s part 3 in our 3 part series…featuring Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L Arbuckle professor, Harvard Business School, and HR Most Influential 2012 International Thinker.

Continue Reading October 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm 1 comment

NFIB Announces 2012 National “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”: Oceanside, CA Teenager Recognized with $10,000 Scholarship

Catherine Mitchell of Oceanside, CA, has been named the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mitchell, the founder of Beauty 4 Life, a socially-minded business that sells jewelry handcrafted by Ugandan women, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

Continue Reading May 30, 2012 at 8:11 am 1 comment

Five Teenagers Receive $5,000 Scholarships; 126 Receive $1,000 Scholarships

Five high school seniors have been selected to receive a $5,000 educational scholarship for their entrepreneurial endeavors. One of the five will be named the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded a total scholarship of $10,000

Continue Reading May 30, 2012 at 8:09 am 1 comment

Best of Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog – Part 1

This multi-part series features some of our most popular posts of all time. The Best Of series celebrates the re-launch of our Entrepreneur in the Classroom Free Curriculum. It’s updated, and is available to you here, free brought to you by an award-winning professor and curriculum designer.
In addition to our free curriculum, use our blog posts like a mini-curriculum element for with up and coming entrepreneurs, or for a training discussion during the last 20 minutes of your company’s meeting.

Today’s theme: Thinking Big.

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm 2 comments

How Small Businesses Can Protect Ideas: Trademarks, Servicemarks, Patents, and Copyrights

101 of patent, trademark, servicemark, and copyright for small business and entrepreneurs. A discussion of patent “bullying” and protecting your patent, protection your reputation, and does social media change the landscape for patents, copyrights, and trademarks?

Continue Reading March 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

Meeting New Business Partners is Just Like Asking Your Crush on a Date – Intimidating But Worth It!

Networking is extremely important for any young entrepreneur who is looking to meet clients or partners to advance their business. Here are a few ways to make networking effective and stress-free!

Continue Reading February 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

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