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Young Entrepreneurs

Brothers Go Both Feet in With Bokos Sandals: A Global Entrepreneurial Case Study

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

In 2013, while attending the University of Wisconsin, brothers James and Matt McManus decided to jump into the world of footwear.

'Failure Is Only a Resting Place' (Part One)

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.13.2015 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

My life's mission has been to bring entrepreneurship to students of all ages by inspiring them and giving them the tools they need to succeed. When I ...

Confessions of a Teenage Entrepreneur

Sara Sakowitz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Sara Sakowitz

Seventeen faces stared at me as I stood at the front of the table. I was minutes away from presenting my science education startup to a group of entrepreneurs and investors, and I was absolutely terrified.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Brian Clark's Transformation From General Electric IT Guy to Serial Hackathon Winner and Entrepreneur

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.

One-Click Care

Hilary M. Cain | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary M. Cain

As a person who works in the technology field, I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of technology to solve some of society's greatest challenges.

Meet 15 Superkids Who Are Going To Change The World

The Root | Erin E. Evans | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

Don’t you wish you were your own boss? Have you been dying to learn a new language? These kids didn’t wait until they were “old enough” to mak...

Pills n' Potions: The Entrepreneur Version

Tamara Holder | Posted 04.01.2015 | Small Business
Tamara Holder

Like Nicki said in her song "people will love you and support you when it's beneficial" and they might even wish bad on you. Nevertheless, let the space between where you are now and where you want to be inspire you.

Entrepreneurshi#!

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.28.2015 | Chicago
Jon Vaughn

I called a friend. He said, "Pick five scenarios that you think MIGHT happen at this investor presentation, write them down and get it out of your head." It reminded me of the chorus to The Cranberries' "Zombie." I've been here before, I'll keep fighting.

Beyonce to Bill Gates: 24 Millionaires Reveal the Hardest Thing About Being an Entrepreneur

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.17.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.

The Day That Changed My Perspective on Entrepreneurial Success

Tamara Holder | Posted 05.17.2015 | Small Business
Tamara Holder

A short time after I had sat at my desk, I heard a familiar sound, signaling that I had received a new message. It was from my supervisor. We needed to have an impromptu meeting. Assuming it would be nothing but a quick pop in, I immediately headed to that familiar office, took a seat and we got right to it. Thirty minutes later, I was in tears.

What Starting a Business At 16 Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

Jared Isaacman | Posted 05.10.2015 | Small Business
Jared Isaacman

For entrepreneurs just starting out, build on each and every experience, good or bad, successful or miscalculated -- and ask the same of your team. If you can turn that idea into a mindset, it becomes a powerful tool.

Startup 'Simply Aware' Aims to Improve Public Health With At-Home STD Testing

Carol J. Carter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Unlike standard testing services that can be inconvenient and intrusive, Simply Aware is a testing service that provides access to certified lab testing in the comfort and privacy of the customers' own home.

How This 10-Year-Old Launched One Sweet Business

Posted 02.24.2015 | OWN

By Sarah Engler Launching your own business is quite an accomplishment — especially if it happens before you finish kindergarten. "It all beg...

7 Things You Need To Know As A Young Entrepreneur

| Rhett Power | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

I'm back from a snowy week in Luxembourg thanks to the US Embassy and a program that they have to train young entrepreneurs. I spent the week training...

What 'The Best Years Of Our Lives' Is All About

Carrie Rich | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

What I admire deeply about entrepreneurs is their relentless hustle and passion. You rarely see an entrepreneur with just one idea for an incredible startup. Ideas are constantly firing and it's an ongoing battle to prioritize which idea to pursue first.

6 Ways to Stay Sane as a Freelancer or Entrepreneur

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Alexandra Ostrow

These days, I meet daily with freelancers, founders, and entrepreneurs. So, in addition to my own experience, I hear about their journeys as well. The consensus?

5 Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Have at Their Fingertips

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Shannah L. Compton

The life of an entrepreneur has many perks, including the ability to work from almost anywhere at anytime. Getting a business up and running in this technology driven society is a breeze compared to even just a few a years ago. Every aspect of your business can be run and managed from your virtual office (aka your laptop and cell phone).

11-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Turning Surfboards Into Jewelry

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 02.03.2015 | Teen

For 11-year old Kia‘i Tallett, living on a remote farm on the Big Island of Hawaii means you learn to make what you want to wear with your own hands...

How One Young Entrepreneur Is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.04.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a high school student, Brandon Etheridge liked wearing bow ties but couldn't afford to buy new ones and keep his look "fresh." He had an idea: Invent an interchangeable bow tie that you can mix and match and get more use out of. Now, at 18 years old, Brandon is a full-time student with a bow tie company, Deck Head. Here's Brandon's story.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Young Entrepreneur Market Means Business for Teenage Entrepreneurs in Cleveland, Ohio

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The movement away from big retailers towards local entrepreneurs is a good one. It benefits the consumer because as the market grows, the consumer has more choices--to buy locally grown food, handmade products, or artisanal work once very difficult to find.

5 Ultimate Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Maria Losseva-Malho | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Maria Losseva-Malho

Are you a young entrepreneur who has started your own business, or are toying with an idea of starting one? I knew since I was 16 that I wanted to work for myself.

From Idea to Patent to Product: A Young Entrepreneur Takes on At-Home Fitness

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.14.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

As a student at University of Maryland, Obidi Orakwusi needed a summer job but couldn't find one without a car. He decided he would create a job for himself and sketched the first concept of the Mega Bar on the back of a job application.

5 Secrets to Success From a Silicon Valley Professional Organizer

Amanda Kuzak | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
Amanda Kuzak

LinkedIn sent me a reminder last week that I've been a professional organizer for 10 years and in business for in California for 5, I think that means I'm local right?

The Second Victim of Ferguson: The Death of Business and Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

There will be no public laying out of the facts before a jury of one's own peers there. As a result, there will be no easy path to healing for those who feel the system does not work for them. This has to be said, and acknowledged.