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

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

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