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 2 comments

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

Successful, Unconventional Entrepreneurs

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.

Continue Reading November 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm 1 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

Top Business Plan Competitions

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.

Continue Reading September 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm 4 comments

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

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