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Young Entrepreneurs

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 02.06.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.09.2015 | 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.

'Wrap' It Up: Why the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself Is Entrepreneurship

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Think you don't have the time or experience to start your own business? University of Pennsylvania freshman Brandon Saw became an entrepreneur one week before starting college.

Not All Entrepreneurs Own a Business

Nelson Davis | Posted 01.21.2015 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

If most people were asked to define the word entrepreneur, many would envision a person alone perhaps in their garage or spare bedroom working on something they think will revolutionize the world.

Lessons From a 21 Year Old Successful Entrepreneur

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 01.17.2015 | Small Business
Richard Lorenzen

For many, a big part of the American Dream is being able to start your own business. Being able to make a business successful and then go on to sell it is what has made fortunes for many entrepreneurs.

6 Tips To Hatch Incredibly Good Ideas

| Christina DesMarais | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business

Everyone wants to be more creative but sometimes coming up with good ideas is easier said than done. If you could use a dose of inspiration, take some...

Clear and Present Danger

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

As a business owner, my most empowering experience was firing my first manufacturer and walking away from a toxic relationship. Sometimes the very people you're writing checks to are your gateway to an early grave.

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Casually Fearless: Why Millennials Are Natural Entrepreneurs

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Jaleh Bisharat

I look at this generation and value their confidence and "can-do anything" attitude. I can't help but wonder what more could be accomplished if we all embraced their ability to look the possibility of failure in the eye and not flinch.

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

New Wealth Mindset for the Conscious Entrepreneur

J V Crum III | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

No longer can we afford the small-minded view of disconnected self-interest. Because we are all in this together, we all win together and we all lose together. A conscious entrepreneur takes a wide view of the stockholders of their business, which includes everyone directly and indirectly affected by corporate decisions and policies.

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?

Once You THINC It, INC It: Great Scott's Modern-Day Guide for Young Entrepreneurs on Growing and Navigating as a Brand

Bryhana Moore | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Bryhana Moore

"Do not follow your dreams -- follow your efforts. Follow the things that you do organically." --THINC Marketer and social media strategist Scott "...

Business and Youth: Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

James Parsons | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
James Parsons

If you ask almost any business owner, the most difficult part of growing a company is in the startup years. Know that you're not alone, and get good at jumping over the many hurdles that are headed your way.