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Entrepreneurship Education

Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Builds Achievement: A look into the life of NFTE Alumni, Successful Entrepreneur Kemol Taylor

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Through entrepreneurship, we can change the world. Just look how Kemol changed his.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Do Not Need to Start a Business

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 03.25.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

While different people have different views as to what entrepreneurs need based on their experiences and expertise, I believe, however, it is important to note some of the things that entrepreneurs do not need when starting a business.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

Dinner Table Talk Can Jump Start Your Kid's Career

Beth Kuhel | Posted 02.20.2014 | 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.

What Letters From Prison Tell Us

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime
Steve Mariotti

If they were given financial guidance and entrepreneurship education, could the fate of these men been different?

How to Make Quick and Easy Custom Email Signatures

Kelley Sanabria | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Kelley Sanabria

Using your actual signature instead of just typing your name gives a fun and personal touch to your business documents, like newsletters, blog posts, client letters and holiday correspondence.

When It Pays to Change: How Two High School Kids Earned Seed Funding for Learning How to Refine Their Business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

While most high school students worry about prepping for finals in December, the student entrepreneurs behind these businesses were prepping to ask for thousands of dollars of additional seed capital to grow their ventures.

The Resolution All Entrepreneurs Should Make

Lili Balfour | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Lili Balfour

For 2014, my resolution is to become the student and learn from other thought leaders. I've made it a point to read one book per month.

Is Entrepreneurship the Future for Higher Education?

Phillip D. Vairo | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Phillip D. Vairo

As universities have become more competitive with one another, the nature of the professoriate has evolved.

Early Breakthroughs in Teaching Entrepreneurship: Print Gocco

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

The past year has been a whirlwind of entrepreneurial education as we make great strides in teaching at-risk youth about starting their own businesses. But we can't forget the trailblazers in this movement, like ACE and others, and now the intellectual technology of Print Gocco.

"Made In La" NFTE-Inspired Event Pays Tribute To Global Entrepreneurship Week

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

But by the 21st century, NFTE cracked entrepreneurship wide open in Los Angeles. And since launching in 2007, NFTE Greater Los Angeles has reached over 7,800 students from low-income communities with entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world.

Start-up Strategies to Build a Business the Affordable Way

Jack Nadel | Posted 02.03.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.

A Look Into the Past: Empact100 Showcase Event Originates From ACE 100

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.02.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Top U.S. entrepreneurs gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC last month with Empact100, a nonprofit that connects disruptive innovators.

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Inspired by Instructor's Invaluable Business Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.24.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

In 1982, the Consortium of Entrepreneurial Education was founded by Dr. Cathy Ashmore. It became a base for educators interested in teaching entrepreneurship from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The King's Speech Writer David Seidler Speaks About Crowdfunding

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

The Oscar-winning writer of The King's Speech David Seidler is an extraordinary human and a great friend I am fortunate to have in my life. When I ask...

A Chance to Meet Vietnam's Future Leaders: Adventures with the U.S. State Department in Hanoi

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

I feel certain that Vietnam will soon become one of the most enterprising and freest places to live in the world. And we should all feel confident with students and teachers like these at the helm.

Does Age Matter in Entrepreneurship?

Panos Panay | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Panos Panay

We live in a youth obsessed culture. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have replaced rock, film and even sports stars as our modern day pop culture celebrities. And since youth is the currency of celebrity we inevitably assume that entrepreneurship is the provenance of the young.

Entrepreneurs Are the Playmakers for our Economy

Jack Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, now is not the time to stay on the sidelines. As one popular saying goes, "If you do not step forward, you'll always be in the same place."

We Need a Better Scorecard for Entrepreneurship Programs

Kevin Gadd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kevin Gadd

The need for entrepreneurial thinkers and innovators is at an all time high. Fueled by the 2008 Financial Crisis and the arrival of economic powers China, India and Brazil, universities have proactively incorporated entrepreneurship into the curriculum at a feverish pace.

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3rd

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

On October 3rd, at The Times Center in New York City, 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

Save America's Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Our smart, savvy urban youth know it's tough to get a job, and know they can make real money selling drugs -- and most of them have never been taught anything about legal entrepreneurship.

NFTE and NYCEDC Pioneer in Building Tech Entrepreneurship Program for High School Students

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Last Tuesday, nine teams of high school students demoed mobile app prototypes and pitched business ideas to a panel of tech-industry experts as a part of the semi-final round of competition in this year's NYC Generation Tech program.

The NFTE Startup Summer Program Integrates the Lean Startup Methodology Into Its Curriculum

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

NFTE's Startup Summer is an elite program developed by the New York-Metro team with the purpose of getting actual businesses started by NFTE graduates. Two young Startup Summer entrepreneurs talked to me about their experiences so far.