April 7, 2014  |  2 comments

This blog is cross-posted from Forbes.

By Amy Rosen,
President and CEO, NFTE

In between working on my taxes and tomorrow, which is the start of Financial Literacy Month, I’ve been thinking about financial responsibility.

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March 31, 2014  |  1 comment

By Brandee McHale, COO, Citi Foundation
Amy Rosen, President and CEO, NFTE

Whether your summer job was career-launching, fun or just different, it’s likely that the experience helped shape who you are today. Everyone who’s had one knows summer jobs are great opportunities to uncover or polish job skills, begin to build a network and maybe most important truly discover your passions and interests.

For many, a summer job is a gateway to a career. For others, they are a financial necessity.

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March 14, 2014  |  1 comment

Blog syndicated from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

Question: What is your top tip for someone transitioning from employee to entrepreneur?

Fare Oak

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February 21, 2014  |  1 comment

By Tim Lakey,
ST. Louis Entrepreneurship Teacher

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February 14, 2014  |  1 comment

By Amy Rosen
President and CEO, NFTE

We celebrate the persistence of entrepreneurs who make it.

We marvel at the ability of some to be flexible and adapt.

But the truth is we could not appreciate or even recognize persistence or flexibility without acknowledging failure – the adverse, sometimes crushing consequences of trying new things.

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February 12, 2014  |  1 comment

Blog syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council

Question: What's your best piece of advice for a very young entrepreneur with little to no experience about to pitch their idea for the first time?

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February 4, 2014  |  7 comments
This blog is syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council.
Thirteen entrepreneurs weigh in on what work experience they think is most beneficial to aspiring startup founders. The question: What's one suggestion you'd give an aspiring entrepreneur in terms of prior work experience? Should they freelance? Work at a startup first? Go corporate? All of the above?


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January 16, 2014  |  0 comments

By Jennifer Green,
Executive Director, NFTE New England

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January 14, 2014  |  0 comments

by Melissa Pickering

When I started iCreate to Educate, I read a lot of books on female entrepreneurs and started to recognize a consistent message – female entrepreneurs tend to have more self-doubt than our male counterparts. How was I, as a female entrepreneur, going to battle this self-doubt in order to be successful?

The following steps are the ones I took to build a successful company and specifically, to take full advantage of the resources and advice available to me:

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