Everyday brings an onslaught of activity, and we are all inundated with new to dos. Staying in touch with a client, pursing a lead, or following up with a potential employer can easily fall by the wayside. Don’t let that happen.
For many young people today the interest in becoming an entrepreneur is higher than it has typically been in the past. The urge to become your own boss and start your own business is an idea that many have found that they are passionate about. While it’s good that you now know what you want to do with your future, what plans do you have to make this dream a more successful one?
If you are currently in college (or are thinking about attending) than picking the right courses is a good place to start with your goal, but which ones do you choose?
Recently Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook, has had the extraordinary privilege of experiencing a portion of his life portrayed by Hollywood on the big screen in the film “The Social Network.” Now only a select few can actually say that they’ve had the chance to see this, and many of those people seem to have mixed feelings about whether they were exhibited in the most accurate of lights.
This week we’ve reached out to Julie Silard Kantor, our Executive Director in NFTE’s Greater Washington D.C. program office, to see why it’s so great to be a NFTE teacher. She gives us the top 5 reasons why here:
Everyone uses a new calendar year to set new goals for themselves – lose weight, read more, do something new! You should use the school year as an opportunity to do the same.
In these first few weeks, reflect on those school-related issues that you want to address: Where have you excelled in the past? What do you definitely need to work on? And, how will you avoid the pitfalls that tripped you up before?
Margaret Fuller once said: “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Statistics show that 83% of low-income students read below the proficient level by the end of third grade. As a result, about 6.6 million low-income children are at a risk of not graduating from high school on time. We all know how important an education is to the young people of today and what better way to jumpstart a lifetime of entrepreneurship then by diving into a good book? The team at NFTE has come together to review some great books on the growing field of entrepreneurship and share our thoughts with you!
Seventy-four students from across the country came together at the Next Generation Venture Fund, an intensive BizCamp held at Duke University in Durham, NC. NFTE is proud to contribute its curriculum to this year’s program, held from June 19th to the 26th, where students worked together in business plan groups to learn the basics of starting and operating a small business.
As another class graduates from high school, we marvel at how they’ve mastered twelve years of learning. But if holding onto a dozen years of knowledge sounds tough to you too, just remember a dozen of these business basics, courtesy of NFTE Founder Steve Mariotti .