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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

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

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made: A Collection of Top Research

Ever thought about starting your own business but wondered if you have what it takes? Today we’ll review the top thinking in “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made.”

First…what YOU think?

Are you passionate about an area? Do you want to start your own business some day? Are you willing to work hard?

These are key questions to consider as you review the below viewpoints on “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made.”

Continue Reading January 30, 2014 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Decisions and Lessons for Young Entrepreneurs Post High School

Check out the different decisions these four high school business owners had to make after high school, and what they’ve learned from those business decisions. These are four great real world examples of what young entrepreneurs face each day.

Continue Reading October 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Workforce Preparedness and Student Engagement

Teaching entrepreneurship isn’t on the forefront of most educators’ minds. But it should be! What makes a successful entrepreneur? The same things that make a responsible adult—financial literacy, communication skills, hard work, creativity, organization and so much more. So let’s teach our young people the importance of entrepreneurial life skills!

Continue Reading August 27, 2013 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Cell Phones and Technology: Do we Love it or Hate it? The Role for Entrepreneurs of All Ages

Can you be without your phone for a 24 hour period?

Researcher Sergey Golitsynskiy looked into this exact topic in a study of student cell phone users around the world. The results were surprising.

“It ended up being the most horrible experience many of them had ever in their life…

Continue Reading July 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Five Examples of Young Entrepreneurs to Inspire

The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) awarded budding business owner, Shea Gouldd, its highest honor, naming her the 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. As the winner of YEF’s top prize, Ms. Gouldd, who resides in Boynton Beach, Fla., will receive a $10,000 educational scholarship. Ms. Gouldd was selected from an impressive group of finalists from around the country, each of whom received a $5,000 scholarship as recognition of their business endeavors.

Continue Reading June 25, 2013 at 6:46 am 4 comments

Top Recruiting Tips: “Top Grading” Summary for Entrepreneurs, Educators, and Recruits

Now is final call for recruiting time: For internships, jobs, and maybe you want to start your own business. “Top Grading” has proven – over time in elite entrepreneur circles – to be a standard reference for recruiting because of its focus on how to recruit A Players….”Top Grade first–once you do this, your organization can do anything.”

Continue Reading May 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm 3 comments

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

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

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