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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?

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Primary School Teaching Parents? How ParentJobNet impacts low-income families through adult learning and entrepreneurship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Pat Craddick founded ParentJobNet "PJN" 9 years ago after leaving a career in finance to raise her daughter, Christina. While volunteering at P.S. 87 Elementary School on the Upper West Side, she found frustrated, under- or unemployed parents, disconnected from the workforce.

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Diddy Puts His Money Where His Heart Is

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

Sean "Diddy" Combs says he always knew what he would be when he grew up. "I understood that it was being an entrepreneur, I understood that that wa...

How Giving Back Can Heal -- The Story of One Entrepreneur: Kevin M. Burke, Founder/Owner of Centuria

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Kevin Burke has gone into several classrooms in the D.C. area to tell at-risk kids his story. In the process of doing so, he's uncovered a gem: helping kids like himself heals his soul.

Rasul, Pizarro, Purvis Pitch at Startup Summer Investment Panel Competition and Make First Sale

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Year two of SUS kicked off in late June 2012. The studentsdove deep into the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. In addition to completing business plans, students accomplished one of the hardest things in the business world -- making their first sale.

Part 1: Use It Up, Wear It Out or Do Without

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Paul Wisenthal

At a time when the United States' declining share of global college graduates threatens our country's future economic competitiveness, Diana Davis Spencer is reversing this trend.

Juggling Life and Work: Glass Balls and Rubber Balls

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

"In life, there are rubber balls and glass balls and you are always juggling. Your family is glass, so you can't drop them. Many of your work projects are rubber balls -- the assignment will still be there tomorrow and you need to plan in advance."

Carpe Diem: The Role Of Fate In Your Life And Job Search

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Realize that the people you meet every day in offices, planes and trains are each getting you further in miles to where you need to go to find your dream job.

Fighting Youth Joblessness With Owner-Entrepreneurship Education

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Owner-entrepreneurship education empowers young people to make well-informed decisions about their future, whether they choose to become entrepreneurs or not.

Who Is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 06.16.2012 | Impact
Daniel Cubias

Studies imply that more than 80 percent of dropouts would have stayed in school if they believed it was more relevant to real life. Learning how to run a small business can help kids see how their core classes aren't just cruel tortures from adults.

Want To Pitch Your Idea To Diddy?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business

Ever dream of getting your million-dollar idea in front of some of the biggest names in business? Dream no more. The Network for Teaching Entrepreneur...

The Ticket Boy Gives Back

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Paul Wisenthal

Devoting his time mentoring at-risk youth, successful entrepreneur Phil McNeill teaches self-sufficiency and business acumen to young students raised in the poorest neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.

Replicating an Idea, Part 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

A successful replication will get your idea into the minds of others, where it can actualize, affect the world at large, and become an agent of change. If an idea has value, replicating it will be the best way to help others and change the world.

Replicating an Idea, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

One great idea can change the world -- but only if people know about it and use it. Having a great idea is therefore only half the battle. The other half is replicating it.

Replicating An Idea, Part 1

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

This incident, spontaneous as it was, showed me how to implement my idea -- which was that imparting the principles of entrepreneurship and small-business startup to inner-city children could dramatically improve their lives.

Two Giant Steps Forward for Entrepreneurs

Steve Blank | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

While MBA's have had a stack of texts to help them "execute" a business model, The Startup Owner's Manual joins the growing library of books for practitioners in "search" of a business model.

New York Stock Exchange Supports Youth Entrepreneurship in China

Christine Poorman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Education
Christine Poorman

Many of these young people are left without real opportunity for financial success, and so entrepreneurship is an essential and inspirational component for vocationally tracked students.

The Bronx Meets Beijing

Jessica Cohen | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Jessica Cohen

It was in that moment of "speaking" with this Chinese teacher that I realized why I was brought to China...

Youth Entrepreneurship Grows in China

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Last year, almost 23,000 students completed the entrepreneurship program and presented their individual business plans. The students started small businesses in such diverse areas as handcrafted goods, used cell phone resale, computer repair, recycling, restaurants, and farming.

Students Taking Ownership - Bridging the Economic Challenges of Today Through Entrepreneurship Education, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education
Steve Mariotti

As a nation, we are failing to give our children the tools they need to stay committed to their education, and breaking the cycle now is more important than ever.

Students Taking Ownership - Bridging the Economic Challenges of Today Through Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a testament to the passion and creativity of our young entrepreneurs.

A Unique Entrepreneurship Program for Disadvantaged Youth and Women, Part 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"When you empower a woman, you empower her entire future generations." This has been the major reason for I Create's focus on working with women.

A Unique Entrepreneurship Program For Disadvantaged Youth And Women, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Over 10 million youth enter the job market each year. In order to reap the demographic dividend, India would have to more than double the rate of job creation.