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Young Entrepreneurs

Four Steps to Read a Meeting

Dean Soukeras | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

These four states of perception allow someone to get a sense of a situation quickly and accurately. The more you practice them, the more accurate they become.

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...

Things a Business Owner Never Says

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Spend enough time at a playground and you'll notice that kids are envious of each other. Small kids want size, skinny ones want bulk and they all want to play with the kid who has the Mr. T 3-wheeler. This envy continues in the workplace.

Striking Gold: How Anthem Blanchard Is Changing the Way We Look at Currency

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Steve Mariotti

Not only are there alternative currencies born every day, but Anthem Blanchard is resurrecting one from the past. Gold -- we wear it, we admire it, but what's all this hype about owning it?

Cities and the Cult of the Entrepreneur

Ida Hempel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Ida Hempel

Silicon Valley grew out the convergence of several successes over several decades. Time and chance will tell which efforts will boom and which will bust.

3 Unconventional Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

Michael Price | Posted 06.05.2014 | Small Business
Michael Price

I started my first business when I was 18. I was a freshmen in college and I was juggling a full-time course load, a part-time job and building a business on the side. Shockingly, juggling this many things at once isn't the tip I advocate for or against. Here are three unconventional tips for young entrepreneurs.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 05.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.

Meet 10 Young Women to Watch in 2014

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.29.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

The Story Exchange's first ever list of Young Women to Watch shows a crop of female entrepreneurs who are shaking up traditional industries, spearheading social change and driving advances in medicine, technology and even transportation.

5 Strategies to Being Your Own Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.21.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Among the hundreds of thousands of twenty-somethings graduating from American colleges this month, an increasing number may consider forgoing the traditional first job search and opting instead for what has become something of the new American dream: Being your own boss.

How to Disrupt and Dominate Any Industry

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

One key to entrepreneurship is and always has been disruption. In any market, the potential for a disruptive business is tantamount to guaranteed success.

How This Entrepreneur Worked for Apple and Started Two Companies by Age 25

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Small Business
Caroline Pugh

While attending MIT as a senior, Rustagi started his first company, Ministry of Supply, where he helped engineer hi-tech dress shirts that implement NASA-grade technology to adjust to your body temperature.

Building a Successful Brand

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

Elton is on top of his game and proves that you really can have it all, on and off the court. Read along and find out what it takes to reach entrepreneurial success and achieve all around greatness.

How To Build An App (Even If You're In High School)

Tori Molnar | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen
Tori Molnar

In case you're thinking, "I'm in high school, I could never do that," what if I told you that you were wrong, and that you can build an app?

Jonathan Geller: The 'Boy Genius' Behind BGR.com

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Andrew Benkovic

In the industry where everyone wants to be "the first to know," sources are key. Jonathan Geller, the "boy genius" behind Boy Genius Report, realized this at a young age. Not only is he talented, but he used the connections to grow his empire to what it is today.

Breaking Israeli-Palestinian Clichés in Paris

Miriam Awadallah | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact
Miriam Awadallah

Initiatives like "Pèlerinage en décalage" are inspiring examples of what young people from the region are working towards to encourage more personal interaction between Israelis and Palestinians.

How Alex Banayan, the 21-Year-Old VC and Author, Spends His Mornings

Caroline Pugh | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Caroline Pugh

Mornings are often the most coveted part of the day, especially for business executives and startup co-founders. It's the time of day that many find t...

Entrepreneurship Can Start in College: Here's How It's Done

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

Having an entrepreneurial spirit can be useful in creating jobs, but it's also a skill set that is valuable to many of today's employers.

Dinner Table Talk Can Jump Start Your Kid's Career

Beth Kuhel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Beth Kuhel

You can positively influence your kids by consistently initiating and encouraging stimulating discussions at the dinner table. Don't underestimate the impact these discussions have in shaping your child's intellectual curiosity and their confidence to pursue a career later in life

Experienced Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders: Millennials Need Our Help

Jack Nadel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

Based on my seven decades of business experience, I can see only one solution: millennials must create their own jobs.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

Agriculture and Youth Employment: The Missing Link

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Matthieu Cognac

Agriculture does not top many young people's "most wanted" wish list of careers. It represents the past and is often perceived as the antithesis of progress. But Suk Moo thinks differently.

From Wall Street to Pet Street? The Leap to Entrepreneurship

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

There was a time when young, ambitious college grads ran to Wall Street or corporate jobs in hopes of clawing their way to the top. Now they're running away from Wall Street for a better life on Main Street.

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.

Valuing Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

What is my business worth? It's a question I've asked myself hundreds of times over my 40-year long ownership career. And valuing your business, as an exercise, is a great thing to do from time to time -- it gets you thinking and dreaming, which is not a bad thing.

Trailblazing Young Innovators Announced for NFTE World Series of Innovation

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The votes are in and this year's winners of the NFTE World Series of Innovation are in! Winners from around the globe awarded over $80,000 in cash and...