Teens Turn Into Entrepreneurs
Boston Herald, August 7, 2011
Written by Jennifer Heldt Powell
Teenage entrepreneur. An oxymoron, right? After all, teenagers sleep late, would rather hang out with friends than work and prefer buying over selling.
Here’s what teens have going for them, however: They have a lot of energy, they usually want money and they haven’t been told “can’t be done” often enough to buy into the mindset.
That’s what the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship counts on. The organization provides programs through schools and community groups that introduce the concept of entrepreneurship to teens, often setting them up to start their own businesses. Armed with a $1 million gift from MasterCard, the group is expanding to reach more students.