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.
"One of the biggest mistakes you can make is spending your initial cash infusions on things that don't help create more cash infusions.
Congratulations to this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipients! Ernst & Young generously supports these young NFTE graduates, and NFTE is sincerely grateful. Some of this year's scholarship recipients have dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders. Discover the schools they are attending and where they took the NFTE program.
Where are new jobs coming from? NFTE supporter Ernst & Young knows: Entrepreneurs are driving 30% job growth at the more than 600 companies represented by E&Y’s 2012 US Entrepreneur Of The Year® program. That compares to negative overall U.S. job growth. Revenue growth is even greater at 48% compared to an American average of 5.6%.
Your smartphone is capable of serving more roles than ever: navigator, research tool, newspaper… even financial adviser? Absolutely: with several money management apps already available, the Treasury Department’s MyMoneyAppUp Challenge is looking to both programmers and the public at large for new, innovative ideas that can bring more financial services to our fingertips.
The Kauffman Foundation released a survey earlier this month on the Forbes website for would-be entrepreneurs, including questions such as: “What is your top reason for wanting to start a business?” and “What is your biggest obstacle to starting your own company?”
Cheryl is a serial entrepreneur, and she continues to look for new challenges and opportunities. The following is an excerpt from Cheryl's speech during the NY Metro Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals.
“I'm really impressed. One of the reasons I wanted to be involved with NFTE is because of the creativity and energy of these young minds. It reminds me of my first entrepreneurial endeavor, but I will explain that later.
What’s it like to teach a winning young entrepreneur at a NFTE school? Two NFTE Greater DC teachers, Stephanie Harmony and Erin Cribbs, share their experiences in this interview with Pivotal Plays and the importance of youth entrepreneurship. Plus, both teachers talk about why NFTE’s entrepreneurship programs are unique and the importance of mentors for young entrepreneurs.
Navarrow Wright is the CTO of Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans. He recently spoke during the NFTE Philadelphia Regional Finals. Listen to how he describes the issue of technology exposure within the young black community and how NFTE can help grow young entrepreneurs.