The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) is a 501(c)3 organization affiliated with the nation’s leading small business association, the National Federation of Independent Business. The non profit YEF is building the next generation of small business owners and entrepreneurs by providing entrepreneurship education to high school students in the classroom.

Our curriculum supplements and programming provide vital, real-world lessons to help teens understand and appreciate starting, owning and managing a small business. In doing so, we educate youth about the critical role of small businesses and the American free enterprise system. Learn more about YEF.

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Kathy Korman Frey,  founder of The Hot Mommas Project, is an entrepreneur in residence and adjunct professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. There, Frey has taught and helped develop a number of entrepreneurship courses. She currently teaches Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership which received a National Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award. The Hot Mommas® Project is the world’s largest collection of digital mentors and role models for use by trainers, educators, and women around the globe. The venture’s learning tools measurably increase confidence and key success factors 66 percent in three hours, and 200 percent in a semester.  Hot Mommas® Project represents Frey’s eighth venture as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur after consulting with leading Fortune 500 companies on merger and acquisition and competitive intelligence, serving as a c-level executive for the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation, and as Managing Director of Vision Forward. Frey serves on the board of United Women in Business and is a former two-term board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area. She is a Washington Business Journal 2010 Woman Who Means Business and is the 2011 founding DC National Association of Women Business Owner’s Woman of Distinction. Frey earned her BA in English from The University of Virginia and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Molly Young manages the Young Entrepreneur Foundation of NFIB, the educational foundation that encourages young people to become entrepreneurs and teaches them the skills necessary to do so.  Here, she develops curriculum, manages the Young Entrepreneur Awards scholarship program, and works with funders to secure donations and manage grants. Prior to NFIB, Young worked as the Director of Youth Opportunities at National 4-H Council, where she created and managed the citizenship and leadership programming of 4-H at the national level where she worked with over 10,000 middle school and high school students each year.  Young also worked at BoardSource, a nonprofit consulting firm where she worked with nonprofit boards of directors, diagnosing governance related problems and recommending solutions. Young received a Bachelors’ degree in political science and communications from DePauw University and received her Masters’ degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies from the University of Nebraska.



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  • 1. Catherine Daake  |  April 9, 2009 at 3:32 pm


    Your readers are the type of people that Inc. wants to reach and we would love to develop a partnership with you. Below are details about our 30th Anniversary and the game we created to promote it. I think your readers would really enjoy The Great Garage Hunt, and the chance to win one of 30 prizes! It would be great if you can reach out to them.

    Let me know if you have any questions!



    Thirty years ago, Inc. Founder Bernie Goldhirsh challenged the editors of Inc. to “think of the business-person as an artist using both sides of his brain.”

    In celebration of Inc. Magazine’s 30th anniversary, the publication has launched “The Great Garage Hunt,” an interactive online game. We’d like your help in celebrating Inc.’s 30th anniversary by challenging yourself and your readers to re-discover 30 great companies featured in Inc. over the past three decades.This interactive birthday party can be experience via an interactive online game at http://www.inc.com/greatgaragehunt.

    Each company is represented by a visual riddle inside the illustration and Inc. will be giving away 30 prizes to participants who play and save their game.

  • 2. Everlyne Anyango  |  August 5, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I would like to receive your updates

  • 3. Prince Obeng Boateng  |  September 6, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I am from Ghana and very much interested in your foundation. I intended having a similar foundation in Ghana but ones i have found you, i would like to find out if i can welcome you or join you in inputting into the Ghanaian youth the spirit of entrepreneurship.
    I would be glad to represent your foundation in Ghana.
    I am a radio presenter and an entrepreneur and one thing i wish to do for my society is to get the youth into becoming their own bosses.
    I would have appreciated if my request is horned in good faith.
    Thank you and hope to talking with you on my request.

  • 4. samantha Spuckler  |  May 17, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Hello Blog Admin,

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    I will look forward to your positive reply shortly.

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  • 5. natasha  |  August 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

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  • 6. Brad Bindert  |  September 6, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hey NEF, my name is Brad Bindert I am working with an author of a book called Wealth Matters Makeover and this gentlemen’s name is Muzafer Najfi who is partnered with the family that owns Burberry. He is looking for a few go-getters, someone that is interested in making significant income this year. I don’t know if you are open or if you are happy with where you are at? If it is not for you do you know someone who is looking? Please feel free to contact via email and I can set up an appointment over the phone with Muzafer.


  • 7. Noah Greenberg  |  February 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm


    My name is Noah Greenberg, and I was awarded the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award back in 2008. I’m now working at a Santa Barbara startup called FindTheBest, and we’ve produced a Venture Capital Firm Comparison tool that I wanted to suggest for your “free business resources” section.

    Here is the tool: venture-capital-firms.findthebest.com

    It’s really a great resource for researching VC’s, would you consider adding it to the sidebar?

  • 9. Stephen  |  March 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I came across your website recently and it looks like you provide great services and advice to entrepreneurs and startups.  I am part of a new online business community that helps people launch, run and grow their businesses, called mosaicHUB.  

    You would be a great addition to our community and I think you would benefit from our growing community of entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    You can market your services to our members by creating a marketing profile with links to resources you post in our Resource Center and answers to your Open Forum questions. You can create a free account by going to http://www.mosaichub.com.  
    Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional information. We look forward to having your valuable resources, insight and expert advice in the mosaicHUB community. Here’s to building better businesses!


  • 10. or above  |  April 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Deference to op, some good information.

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