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Young Entrepreneurs

4 Lessons I Learned From Being Discriminated Against as a Young Online Entrepreneur‏

Raelyn Tan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Raelyn Tan

Everyday, I interact with older individuals from all walks of life. Some are old enough to be my parents or even grandparents. Most are perfectly fine with my age as my work brings traffic, subscribers, and profits.

Finding Your Niche, Ex-Pat Style

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Last year, a chance encounter with Einstein's legacy and its keepers, the Landau brothers reignited my passion for physics and math. My search for cl...

Survival Kit for Entrepreneurs

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

When you decide to start a new business, at first everything is happiness, enthusiasm and energy to start your project. Nevertheless you need to take into consideration that only 15% of new businesses make it past the first two years.

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.

Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business
Jack Nadel

Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.

All The World's a Stage

John M. Eger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

With apologies to Shakespeare, it seems that public art has taken on a new dimension. Music and theater festivals, opera without walls and the second three-day WOW Festival, for Without Walls, held earlier this month by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse in California has raised the bar.

7 things Hogwarts taught me about running a successful business

Kara Whaley | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Kara Whaley

I grew up with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. We attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry together. While they did not officially offer a business course, that didn't stop me from learning a ton about running a successful business inside those castle walls.

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.

5 Habits Every New 'Side-Hustle' Entrepreneur Needs

Alex Barker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Alex Barker

I realized that my journey to create a successful business depends on my habits. So, here are five habits that every new side-hustler should implement -- and ones I wished I knew about when I first started.

4 Ways to Shift Your Brain and Get Fresh New Business Ideas

Maria Ross | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maria Ross

If you're bored and new ideas just aren't coming to you, sounds like you need to shake things up. Here are four ways you can shift your thinking and generate creative business ideas -- not to mention contribute to your mental well-being.

5 Things High School Students Asked Me About Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week I had the honor and privilege to be invited to speak to a number of classes at public high schools in Philadelphia about my success in business and how I did it at a young age.

The Hottest Restaurant In New York City Is In A Dorm Room

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.08.2015 | Taste

Where's the hottest, hardest restaurant to get into this season in New York City?  If you're like Al Roker in the video below and guessed a ...

Life and Lessons From a 17-Year-Old VC

Alex Sahai | Posted 10.01.2015 | Teen
Alex Sahai

The most important thing I've learned from working in venture capital is that people are everything. Regardless of what internship, job, or occupation you're in, it's important to stay connected to those who interest you and who have an interest in you.

The Need For Uncertainty

Eugene Lim | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Eugene Lim

Pick a day and get out of bed early. Assemble your best friends. Lock them in a room with you. Draft a master plan for world domination. Do something, anything. What's the worse that can happen?

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.

"Work Hard, Stay Humble, Be Kind": Fashioning a Dream and a Positive Message

Pam Stucky | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Pam Stucky

Britney Keeler thought she was going to be a physician. Instead she's an entrepreneur of a boutique clothing line with a message of kindness and a goal to make a positive impact on the world.

Young Entrepreneur Reveals Secret to Making a Profit In Year One

Chad Armstrong | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Chad Armstrong

Few businesses make a profit their first year. Most fail in five. There's no shortage of "entrepreneurial secrets" but what's the secret to being an entrepreneur who makes money?

How to Power Network Like a Relationship Coach

Laurie Davis | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Laurie Davis

As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.

3 Keys for Building a Powerful Online Persona

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

As an executive living in the digital age, communicating your value is an essential task if you want to establish yourself as a credible authority and build trust with potential customers.

Young Kenyan Sees Permaculture Seeding Peace

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Mel Sellick

It's a lofty goal to shift things around for these villagers who battle extreme poverty and have a "zero" diet. They survive by growing and eating genetically modified corn, heavily laden with pesticides.

A Partnership for the Next Generation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.

5 Things Every Millennial Entrepreneur Should Know About Startups

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business

The desire to ditch the traditional career path and pursue solitary business ventures is prominent among this youngest generation of adults, with 66 percent of millennials reporting a desire to start their own business

Entrepreneurs: Eric Leonardos, "How to Audit Your Salon": Candid Advice From the Heart of Hollywood

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 08.12.2015 | Style
Johnathan Cardillo

I would absolutely advise rising stylists and makeup artists to audit salons. Maybe even go in for a service once or twice.

On International Youth Day, Let's Listen to Youth

Ritu Sharma | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

The dark eyes of a young African man met mine the other day for a fleeting moment. Not in person. He was on the news.

3 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Failure and Shine in Any Industry

Gaynete' Edwards | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Gaynete' Edwards

One thing that is inevitable when chasing a huge goal is the arrival of occasional self-doubt. Fear can paralyze us, preventing us from succeeding in a big way. For entrepreneurs especially, succumbing to fear is not a viable option.