It’s not all about “gradutate, get a job, and stay there for life” anymore. On the contrary, entrepreneurship is hot. Small enterprises account for 52 percent of all U.S. workers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Want to march to your own beat? Entrepreneurship may be the way. Check out these unconventional entrepreneurs for inspiration.
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.
Seth Goldman, Honest Tea Founder (and – p.s. – New York Times Best Seller with a new “how to” business book) took the stage at a recent event. “We got our start at a business plan competition,” he said. He praised such competitions as perfect for getting the practice, exposure, connections, and – if you’re lucky – funding needed to fuel a start-up venture.
This post focuses on the top business plan contests in the nation at the college+ level, teen level, as well as resources to help prepare for these competitions.
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!
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…
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.
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.”