Posts tagged ‘Young Entrepreneur’
Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs is one of this country’s greatest needs; that is why we are so excited to open the scholarship process to a new class of young entrepreneurs. Each year, the quality of applicants who have pursued the scholarships is extremely impressive and this year, our expectations are even higher. We at the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation could not be more confident in our next generation of business owners. Any high school senior with a budding business and an innovative spirit is encouraged to apply.
An entrepreneur’s worst nightmare is that people drool when they tell someone about their business. (But, not in a good way. More like a catatonic way.)…Here are top tips from a globally-known “Intrigue Expert” Sam Horn.
Throughout February, we hear the word “passion” all over the place. Passion can certainly be related to hearts and candy and flowers. But passion influences entrepreneurs beyond February 14th. Passion is a key element to success as a young entrepreneur.
“Ideally, since 80 percent of your life is spent working, you should start your business around something that is a passion of yours. If you’re into kite-surfing and you want to become an entrepreneur, do it with kite-surfing. Look, if you can indulge in your passion, life will be far more interesting than if you’re just working. You’ll work harder at it, and you’ll know more about it.”
In recognition of his work in becoming a leading seller of custom miniature skateboards in the United States, Dillon Morgan of Westlake Village, California, has been named the 2011 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
We interrupt our series on teaching finance to bring you some exciting news
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16 — Attention all high-school seniors – do you think you have what it takes to be recognized as a 2009 Young Entrepreneur Award Winner? It’s time to find out. Scholarship applications are now available for the 2009 Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
Starting October 16, students can visit www.NFIB.com/YEA to apply for a scholarship online. For the online application process, students will need to enter the access key “NFIB.” The deadline for applying for a 2009 YEF Award is December 15, 2008. For more, see press release.
Contact: Melissa Sharp (202)314 -2068 or Melissa.Sharp@NFIB.org