October 28, 2013  |  15 comments

Blog syndicated via Youth Entrepreneurship Council (YEC)

QUESTION: Name one characteristic about this generation or time in history that makes becoming an entrepreneur easier or more rewarding than ever before.

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March 13, 2013  |  4 comments

By Derek Brown, NFTE Marketing & Communications

I don’t know about you but I can always use an extra five minutes to complete a task or even an hour to wrap up everything I set out to complete in a day-- including this post. 

How can you find time as an entrepreneur to be more productive? By design entrepreneurs have a plethora of roles to fulfill. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a book I just read that has me constantly thinking about how I use my time. Specific changes to my routine haven’t become habit. However, I’m now constantly aware of how I use my time and that’s a start.

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January 17, 2013  |  112 comments

By Katherine Pilnick
Guest Blogger

If you’re drawn to the idea of not having to report to anyone, setting your own goals and hand-picking your co-workers, you may be interested in becoming an entrepreneur. Starting your own company can be highly rewarding, but a successful business requires much more than a good idea.

It calls for thorough professional know-how, which means you’ll have to know about every aspect of starting and running a business. You’ll also have to lean on your financial literacy in order to make your business profitable.

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October 4, 2012  |  127 comments

By Christine Poorman, NFTE Chicago Executive Director

Last week,  NFTE Chicago’s E-Council hosted its Back to School, Back to Business Benefit at 1871, Chicago’s newest, biggest  and most-talked-about business incubator.  With over 200 entrepreneurs and business leaders present, the fun-filled night allowed attendees to interact with NFTE students and learn about ways to support NFTE’s

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August 23, 2012  |  0 comments

Entrepreneurs are known for thinking outside of the box. More and more, they are doing just that when it comes to choosing where to attend graduate school. 

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August 22, 2012  |  0 comments

What are some habits that all successful bootstrappers have?

Several successful entrepreneurs responded to this very question, posed by the Young Entrepreneur Council. Each entrepreneur elaborated on how one important trait, practice, or skill has proven beneficial to both themselves and fellow bootstrappers.

Invest Wisely

"One of the biggest mistakes you can make is spending your initial cash infusions on things that don't help create more cash infusions.

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July 17, 2012  |  0 comments

By: Anjelica Garcia, Development Intern, NFTE NY Metro

What exactly is branding? According to Startup Summer participant Rohman Martin, “[Branding] is a way to get your business noticed.” In order to further analyze the nature and importance of brand identity, Startup Summer instructor Tara Bellevue projects a cluster of random logos. Among the brands represented are

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