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Young Entrepreneurs

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.

4 Tips on Starving While Starting Up From Todd Marks

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.09.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Todd shared with me his successes, as well as his many moments broke, hungry, and on the cusp of failure.

Agriculture and Youth Employment: The Missing Link

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Matthieu Cognac

Agriculture does not top many young people's "most wanted" wish list of careers. It represents the past and is often perceived as the antithesis of progress. But Suk Moo thinks differently.

From Wall Street to Pet Street? The Leap to Entrepreneurship

Tom Lowery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

There was a time when young, ambitious college grads ran to Wall Street or corporate jobs in hopes of clawing their way to the top. Now they're running away from Wall Street for a better life on Main Street.

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.

Valuing Your Business

Bill McBean | Posted 02.18.2014 | Small Business
Bill McBean

What is my business worth? It's a question I've asked myself hundreds of times over my 40-year long ownership career. And valuing your business, as an exercise, is a great thing to do from time to time -- it gets you thinking and dreaming, which is not a bad thing.

Trailblazing Young Innovators Announced for NFTE World Series of Innovation

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The votes are in and this year's winners of the NFTE World Series of Innovation are in! Winners from around the globe awarded over $80,000 in cash and...

Starting A Business Overseas

Azeem Khan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Expanding your business overseas is likely easier than you think, provided you think about the most important things when starting out.

An Optimist's Guide to Running for Office

Roy D. Cho | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Roy D. Cho

Since I started this journey, countless friends have been curious as to exactly how one goes about running for Congress. It's the murky mysteriousness of the process itself that discourages so many would-be candidates from throwing their hats in the ring.

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.

Jillian Berman

Young Entrepreneurs Get Creative In Face Of Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

Like many young people confronting an era that has produced talk of a so-called Lost Generation, Oliver Barton emerged from school five years ago and ...

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...

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.

2013 Empact Showcase: Youthful Entrepreneurs Propel Future of Our Economy

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The energy in the room was filled with entrepreneurs who are giving it their all to move their companies forward, learn new skills and share experiences with each other.

NFTE's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge and Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

As if their sky-high ambition and talents weren't enough -- the start-ups also had a social aspect: from donating a portion of all sales to a charity to providing pro bono training courses, these contestants were giving back to their respective communities.

Visiting High Schools in Cambodia as an Entrepreneurship Educator

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.20.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rallying the world's young entrepreneurs to create wealth and solve problems, and encouraging every young person to consider being capable in financial literacy and entrepreneurship is one of the most important agenda items of our time.

Star NFTE Teacher Eyad Shabaneh Guides Young Entrepreneurs on the West Bank

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"The hope and confidence that this program can instill in youth from low-income communities is priceless. Entrepreneurship, the ability to coherently organize resources into productive activity, remains the bedrock of healthy economies. The potential here is astounding."

The Impact of Dropping Out, Teen Pregnancy, and Drugs on the Life of a Young Entrepreneur

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Serena's path has been full of struggle, and I want to share her story to help other young adults see the impact of not graduating from school, financial struggle, and drug abuse on even the brightest young entrepreneurs.

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A country that had spent decades under the rule of Communist tyranny had rebirthed itself since the 1990s into a dynamic, growing, vibrant entrepreneurial society. The countryside was beautiful.

Before You Consider Crowdfunding: What to Look For in an Investor

Panos Panay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.

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.

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.

How This 13-Year-Old Made $100,000

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Small Business

What were you doing at thirteen years old? Probably nothing, maybe some sports. But not Nicholas Pinto. The 13-year-old from Cranford, N.J., last ...