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Top 7 Unrestricted Cash Awards in Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are booming. It’s a great way to bring visibility and momentum to your start up. Even if you are not a winning company, a judge or attendee may see and like your idea and want to collaborate as a mentor, investor, or partner. There are actual tales of this happening, so get out there!

Continue Reading February 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

How to Think Big: An Entrepreneur’s 3 Step Guide

It’s the age-old question: Are we reaching our potential? Can we dream the big dream, and reach it?

In this post, I feature a summary of the three major steps which theorists and articles touch upon time after time.

Continue Reading October 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

2014 Inspirational Young Entrepreneurs – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winners

The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation (YEF) awarded budding business owners its highest honors, naming Lei Lei Secor the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Zach Haney, the inaugural Dan Danner Leadership Award winner. As the winner of YEF’s top two prizes, Ms. Secor, who resides in Hagaman, NY, will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, and Mr. Haney, who resides in Topeka, KS will receive a $15,000 educational scholarship to attend Washburn University.

Continue Reading August 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm

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

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 4 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

The Top Apps for Small Business. The Best of the Best List That Will Rock Your World.

The Young Entrepreneur Foundation takes on the role of part information filter, and part crystal ball, for our readers in filtering through the clutter of tech products and apps. From social media, to hardware, to small business apps for your business we’ve come up with the go-to tech post for small business that will rock your world.

Continue Reading June 30, 2012 at 10:43 pm 9 comments

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