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Steve Mariotti

Ready to Start a Business? Take Hold of Your Credit

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Stop worrying and check your score. Every American is entitled to one free score per year, so use Google and find the one for you.

Ready to Start a Business? Take Hold of Your Credit

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.25.2016 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Maybe you need to rent an office space to manage your new startup. Or, you need to open a line of credit in order to ensure you can always pay your employee when your income is slow to come in. Even with most of the cash on hand, it is impossible to do these things without credit.

Juggling Away Student Debt: Tips From a Successful Street Performer

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.18.2016 | Education
Steve Mariotti

With record numbers of young Americans entering colleges and universities every year, many people are raising concerns about the employment prospects for an entire generation, the Millennials.

Meet Brad Baker, Bringing Entrepreneurial Spirit to Athletics

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports
Steve Mariotti

One Friday afternoon in Princeton, I ran into a young man working to recruit high schoolers to Princeton Football. Brad Baker is the Assistant Director of Football Operations for the Tigers. After talking for a while, it was easy to see the connections between football and entrepreneurship.

Live from Las Vegas! Following Up on Mrs. California's Success

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overcoming obstacles often helps reveal our real potential, our intrinsic powers. In many ways, overcoming the challenges in your life can lead you to...

Be Your Own Secret Business Weapon

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.04.2015 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Writing about entrepreneurship and working with entrepreneurs from around the world, I often have the pleasure of connecting with people I may never h...

A Tribute to Nneka Fritz

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In the past 27 years, I can easily say that I've learned something from every one of my students. I have seen their talents and their faults. But one of the most talented students I taught was also one of the most difficult to forget -- Nneka Fritz, who passed away this past January.

Tips to Jumpstart Your Mental Performance: An Interview With Ed Tseng

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

The entrepreneur helping Cambodian women build one of the most lucrative hair manufacturing businesses; the Modernist writer paving her own way agains...

Young Entrepreneur Wins Nationals with a Locket to Protect from Assault

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.02.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Since I founded NFTE in 1987, I have been privileged to meet young people from all over the country who share one key attribute: they aspire to own their own businesses. Every year NFTE brings together several of those young entrepreneurs into a series of competitions.

Two Young Entrepreneurs from Ferguson Shine at NFTE's National Challenge

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Jacob Tiemann and Destiny Davis from Ferguson hail from NFTE's St. Louis Metro program. They developed and presented their original business plans as part of their entrepreneurial studies at school using NFTE's award-winning, project-based curriculum.

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitution tha...

From a Refugee Camp to a Royal Court: A Cambodian American Story of Capturing the Crown

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Jacqueline is an inspiration to anyone with a goal and the resilience to achieve it. A Cambodian refugee, a mother of two, a licensed esthetician, a music manager, a web show host, Jacqueline uniquely embodies the value of doing.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Juggling Life and Work: Glass Balls and Rubber Balls

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

"In life, there are rubber balls and glass balls and you are always juggling. Your family is glass, so you can't drop them. Many of your work projects are rubber balls -- the assignment will still be there tomorrow and you need to plan in advance."

Fighting Youth Joblessness With Owner-Entrepreneurship Education

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Owner-entrepreneurship education empowers young people to make well-informed decisions about their future, whether they choose to become entrepreneurs or not.

Janean Chun

Mark Zuckerberg, Role Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 05.18.2012 | Small Business

Mark Zuckerberg may be the toast of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, but there's another constituency saluting him these days: young entrepreneurs roam...

Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Daniel Cubias

Studies imply that more than 80 percent of dropouts would have stayed in school if they believed it was more relevant to real life. Learning how to run a small business can help kids see how their core classes aren't just cruel tortures from adults.

Replicating an Idea, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

One great idea can change the world -- but only if people know about it and use it. Having a great idea is therefore only half the battle. The other half is replicating it.

Replicating An Idea, Part 1

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

This incident, spontaneous as it was, showed me how to implement my idea -- which was that imparting the principles of entrepreneurship and small-business startup to inner-city children could dramatically improve their lives.

The Bronx Meets Beijing

Jessica Cohen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Jessica Cohen

It was in that moment of "speaking" with this Chinese teacher that I realized why I was brought to China...

Janean Chun

Lack Of Business Education Could Hurt The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 12.13.2011 | Small Business

The next generation certainly isn't lacking aspirations to be the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. What these kids are lacking, however, is educati...