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Kara Ohngren Prior

Kara Ohngren is a freelance writer and part-time editor at YoungEntrepreneur.com. Specializing in social media, she launched Entrepreneur’s Twitter and Facebook profiles and helped both take off. Her work has appeared in publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Huffington Post and Business Insider. She's also worked at daily newspapers, trade magazines and a host of online publications.

30 Recent Stories

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.
April 9, 2013 in Grow Your Business

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.
March 13, 2013 in Profiles
SXSW Hopefuls: 3 Young Startups on Their Strategies for Getting Discovered

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.
March 8, 2013 in Marketing Basics
Kidpreneur Maya Penn on Starting Up and Giving Back

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.
February 15, 2013 in Business Ideas

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.
February 6, 2013 in Business Management
Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Marketing Service Gets a VC Boost

Social Toaster, an online marketing service, snags $2 million by sticking close to home.
February 4, 2013 in Venture Capital
A Healthier 2013: High-Profile Entrepreneurs Reveal What's in the Fridge

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.
January 11, 2013 in Health & Fitness

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.
January 9, 2013 in 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.
January 7, 2013 in Starting a Business
5 Funding Sources to Grow Your Business (Infographic)

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.
December 13, 2012 in Financing
SpiritHoods and a Passion for AnimalsPlay Video

SpiritHoods and a Passion for Animals (Video)

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneurs Alexander Mendeluk and ChaseHamilton describe their vision for selling accessories that support endangered species.
December 10, 2012 in Exploring New Markets

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.
December 4, 2012 in Starting a Business
Need Help Paying for College? Win a Scholarship for Young Treps

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.
December 1, 2012 in Starting a Business
How to Choose the Best Legal Structure for Your Startup

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.
November 27, 2012 in Choosing a Business Structure
10 Ways to Say 'Thank You'

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.
November 21, 2012 in Grow Your Business
How Entrepreneurs at 10 Cool Startups Spend Their Lunch Hour

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.
November 15, 2012 in Lifestyle
How Automated Booking Can Save Your Business

How Automated Booking Can Save Your Business

An automated booking system gives an events company reason to celebrate.
November 14, 2012 in Your Website
GOOD on Its New Vision for the FuturePlay Video

GOOD on Its New Vision for the Future (Video)

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Ben Goldhirsh describes his vision for creating a platform for people interested in doing good.
November 12, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking ChangePlay Video

Fifty & Fifty and Its Vision for Sparking Change (Video)

In this installment of Young Visionaries, social entrepreneur Javan Van Gronigen describes his vision for helping humanitarian organizations trumpet their messages.
November 7, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Best Places to Find Qualified Talent

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.
November 6, 2012 in Human Resources

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.
November 6, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help ThemselvesPlay Video

Krochet Kids International: A Vision for Helping Women Help Themselves (Video)

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.
November 1, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
14 Hot Startups Funded by High-Profile Entrepreneurs

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.
October 30, 2012 in Financing

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.
October 24, 2012 in Startup Basics
10 Products to Protect Against Bedbugs on Your Next Business Trip

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.
October 18, 2012 in Business Travel
5 Low-Cost Ways to Make a Marketing Splash in Your Local Community (Infographic)

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.
October 15, 2012 in Low-Cost Ideas

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.
October 2, 2012 in Starting a Business
10 Must-See Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

10 Must-See Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

Get some entertainment with your business lessons with these thought-provoking films.
October 1, 2012 in Innovation
Finding Start-Up Success Through Serious School Spirit

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.
September 16, 2012 in Success Stories
9 Successful Entrepreneurs Moonlighting as Professors

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.
September 5, 2012 in Leadership