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Young Entrepreneurs

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

Carol J. Carter | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 11.26.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 10.30.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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.

Honing in on Innovation in Princeton: Tiger Labs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Steve Mariotti

Bert Navarrette skydives (regularly), rides mountain bikes, runs companies, and has four children. you might think that keeps him busy enough. But you'd be wrong.

How to Stop Doing it All and Take 100% Control Over Your Business and What YOU Do in It!

J V Crum III | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Do you wake up excited for the business day ahead? Do you relish the opportunities you'll have to use your unique skills, live your purpose, and c...

The Daily Lives of Entrepreneurs

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Jamil Bouchareb

Co-owning a young catering supply company, Restaurantware in Chicago that's appeared in the Inc 500 for the first time this year, has been one hell of...

The Africa We Want

Patrick E. Ngowi | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Patrick E. Ngowi

In Africa, like any other part of the world, business is about starting with the right idea. What makes this beautiful continent of mine very unique is the fact that it's rapidly changing. 'There's money to be made everywhere.'

Consciously Designing Your Ideal Business

J V Crum III | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Once you've consciously envisioned the life you desire, it's time to consciously design your ideal business. From my perspective, this begins by defining the powerful difference you are passionate to make through your life and business.

This 12-Year-Old CEO Runs A $150,000 Business

| Larry Kim | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business

In the past three years, while his classmates were doing homework and playing sports, Moziah Bridges built himself a $150,000 business. That's righ...

An Interview With AIM Founder: Finding Passion and Purpose After a Felony

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

"My biggest obstacle was myself. When I first started thinking of problems that I wanted to solve or areas that I could fix, I would at first think to myself, 'Would anybody want this? What if people don't like this? Will I look stupid for doing this?'"

Embracing Gratitude in Our Daily Lives

Dannia Guzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dannia Guzman

Every single day we all have small and big things that make our lives better. It is up to us to choose to live mindfully in the present while learning from the past and planning for the future. We can take action now and start by being grateful for every day.

Einstein's Entrepreneurial Spirit, and the Pros and Cons of Starting Your Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Like his son, Einstein's father excelled at math but unlike Albert, he pursued a career in business, following in the very successful footsteps of his...

The Gaming App That Does Social Good: An Interview With Puzzable Co-founder

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Carol J. Carter

Here are some questions he answered for me which I hope will inspire you to launch your own business or reinvent a business or organization that already exists.