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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

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

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

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

Update: Deadline for Young Entrepreneur Awards Scholarship Now January 4

Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,382,000. Students are encouraged to apply for our awards beginning October 1, 2011 and may apply until December 15, 2011.

Continue Reading December 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm 1 comment

California teen recognized with $10,000 scholarship for Zshred: Miniature skateboard business

In recognition of his work in becoming a leading seller of custom miniature skateboards in the United States, Dillon Morgan of Westlake Village, California, has been named the 2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation.

Continue Reading July 8, 2011 at 10:37 am 8 comments

College Entrepreneur Jane Fensterstock, Urban Fashionista and Designer, Takes on Powerful Niche Market With 2CommaKid

Is college entrepreneur Jane Fensterstock the next Kimora Lee Simmons? At age 19 she’s already a designer, targeting a powerful niche with hip designs. To learn more about tricks of the trade from this young entrepreneur, read the below Q & A.

Continue Reading November 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Scholarships and Awards

Young entrepreneurs entering college can win between $1,000 and $10,000 toward their college education. Here’s how…

Continue Reading September 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

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