Kara Ohngren Prior

Kara Ohngren Prior

Kara Ohngren is a freelance writer and part-time editor at YoungEntrepreneur. Her work has appeared in publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Huffington Post and Business Insider.

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Grow Your Business

How ZinePak Built a Growing Publishing Empire on the Back of Bieber Fever

Here's how two young treps pooled their talents to create an entertainment publishing powerhouse.
Profiles

Appboy Founder on Turning a Chance Encounter into Entrepreneurship Gold

Here's how two young treps found their co-founder on the street, and went on to launch a successful venture-backed startup.
SXSW Hopefuls: 3 Young Startups on Their Strategies for Getting Discovered
Marketing Basics

SXSW Hopefuls: 3 Young Startups on Their Strategies for Getting Discovered

Few startups would balk at the opportunity to make a big splash at SXSW Interactive. We check in with three startups that hope to do just that.
Kidpreneur Maya Penn on Starting Up and Giving Back
Business Ideas

Kidpreneur Maya Penn on Starting Up and Giving Back

Twelve-year-old Maya Penn makes organic accessories and clothing and donates 10 percent of profits to local charities.
Business Management

Young Trep Helps Chicagoans Toss Their Stale Cafeteria Food

Chef Jonas Falk’s startup OrganicLife provides healthy and delicious meals to thousands of Chicago-area children.
Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost
Venture Capital

Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.
A Healthier 2013: High-Profile Entrepreneurs Reveal What's in the Fridge
Health & Fitness

A Healthier 2013: High-Profile Entrepreneurs Reveal What's in the Fridge

From Facebook and Twitter to Etsy and UrbanDaddy, some of the hippest entrepreneurs share their approaches to healthy, productive employees by way of wholesome fare.
Starting a Business

How Breast Cancer Sparked a Business Idea

Young trep Koray Lucas launched Radiant Wraps after his mother refused to wear a drab hospital gown during treatment.
Starting a Business

Barbara Corcoran's 6 Pearls of Wisdom for Young Treps

Ahead of her keynote address at Entrepreneur's annual Growth Conference, here are some of her choicest gems of advice for young entrepreneurs.
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)
Financing

5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

A look at the pros and cons of securing capital from crowdfunding, angel investors, venture capitalists, the SBA and community banks.
SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals
Exploring New Markets

SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Alexander Mendeluk and ChaseHamilton describe their vision for selling accessories that support endangered species.
Starting a Business

From College Dropouts to Y-Combinator Darlings

Here's how one group of young entrepreneurs caught the eye of one of the U.S.'s top start-up accelerators.
Need Help Paying for College? Win a Scholarship for Young Treps
Starting a Business

Need Help Paying for College? Win a Scholarship for Young Treps

If you're a young entrepreneur who's planning to start college in the fall, this scholarship may be for you. But hurry, the deadline to apply is December 17.
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup
Choosing a Business Structure

How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

A look at the pros and cons you should consider before deciding on a business structure.
10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'
Grow Your Business

10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'

Expressing a little appreciation can go a long way. Here's how to take it beyond the greeting card sentiments and have meaningful conversations with customers, employees and vendors.
How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour
Lifestyle

How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour

An inside look at how ten up and coming young entrepreneurs use their lunch hour to fuel their workdays.
How Automated Booking Can Save Your Business
Websites

How Automated Booking Can Save Your Business

An automated booking system gives an events company reason to celebrate.
GOOD on Its New Vision for the Future
Young Entrepreneurs

GOOD on Its New Vision for the Future

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Ben Goldhirsh describes his vision for creating a platform for people interested in doing good.
Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking Change
Young Entrepreneurs

Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking Change

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Javan Van Gronigen describes his vision for helping humanitarian organizations trumpet their messages.
5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent
Human Resources

5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

Finding the right team for your company culture is one of the most important tasks for entrepreneurs. Here's how to make the most of your search.
Young Entrepreneurs

Want to Raise Money for Others? Start a Business

Here's how two college buddies turned custom T-shirts into a piggy bank for nonprofits and themselves.
Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help Themselves
Young Entrepreneurs

Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help Themselves

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Stewart Ramsey and Kohl Crecelius describe their vision for teaching women in the developing world skills so they can earn a living.
14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs
Financing

14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

Find out which startups are attracting the attention -- and the dollars -- of some of the most high-profile entrepreneurs.
Startup Basics

All About 'Young' Entrepreneurs

Between 'Shark Tank' poaching for young entrepreneurs and big-brand sponsored contests focusing on the younger set, the list of available funding and support opportunities for founders goes on.
10 Products to Protect Against Bedbugs on Your Next Business Trip
Business Travel

10 Products to Protect Against Bedbugs on Your Next Business Trip

Sleep tight on your next night away from home with our ultimate bed bug survival kit.
5 Low-Cost Ways to Make a Marketing Splash in Your Local Community (Infographic)
Low-Cost Ideas

5 Low-Cost Ways to Make a Marketing Splash in Your Local Community (Infographic)

Social media is an obvious way to market to a broad customer base, but if you're goal is to win over the customers closest to you, try these local strategies.
Starting a Business

How One Teenage Trep Snubbed College to Build an Apps Empire

18-year-old Spencer Costanzo opts out of college to launch a thriving app development business.
10 Must-See Documentaries for Entrepreneurs
Innovation

10 Must-See Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

Get some entertainment with your business lessons with these thought-provoking films.
Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit
Success Stories

Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit

University of Oregon grad Abraham Choe wanted more university-branded goods. So he launched a business to make it happen.
9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors
Leadership

9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

These successful business leaders are teaching classes on everything from leadership to technology to finance at universities and colleges across America.

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