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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

9 Famous Entrepreneur Philanthropists

9 Famous Entrepreneur Philanthropists

These big names in business are also among the most generous.
August 27, 2012 in The 'Treps
Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

A summer program in Harlem is teaching students what it takes to launch and grow a successful eatery.
August 21, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors

9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors

What you can learn from these books on business by successful innovators.
August 21, 2012 in Business Management
8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs

Is a background in business essential to running the country? Here are several former presidents who transitioned from the boardroom to the Oval Office.
August 13, 2012 in Leadership
10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats

Successful entrepreneurs and Olympians have more in common than you might think. As London welcomes the newest group of world-class athletes, we rounded up the best success tips from several of the mo
July 27, 2012 in The 'Treps
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs

Starting up when you're 13 may not be easy, but for some it could mean landing big bucks -- as ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank' looks for fodder on school campuses.
July 19, 2012 in Startup Basics
Apple and the Kid App Maker Revolution

Apple and the Kid App Maker Revolution

The tech giant opened its developer conference up to teens as young as 13 this year. But perhaps the company should be even more inclusive? We take a look at the even-younger app makers making waves t
July 5, 2012 in Apps & Software

Forget 'Jersey Shore,' MTV Wants to Put You in the Spotlight

As shows like 'Shark Tank' and 'Undercover Boss' captivate American audiences, MTV is looking to similarly capitalize -- putting out casting calls for young treps who want to be stars.
June 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Art and Craft of Great Leadership

The Art and Craft of Great Leadership

Past winners of our annual Entrepreneur contest share their leadership secrets.
June 11, 2012 in Leadership
SoundHound Creates a Faster, Easier Way to Find Forgotten Song Titles

SoundHound Creates a Faster, Easier Way to Find Forgotten Song Titles

App sees explosive growth for it's music-recognition service based on simple spoken searches, and even humming.
May 23, 2012 in Profiles
How One Celeb-centric Startup is Cashing in on the Guided Travel Sector

How One Celeb-centric Startup is Cashing in on the Guided Travel Sector

A look at zozi's online platform that creates short adventure trips not available elsewhere.
May 23, 2012 in Profiles
Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow

Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow

Check out these Twitter feeds for daily discounts and frugal living tips.
May 13, 2012 in Lifestyle
Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Five to Follow for Doing Business in China

Follow these five Twitter feeds for helpful information and services that will help you expand your business into the booming Asian economy.
April 12, 2012 in International Growth
How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
April 8, 2012 in Venture and Angel Investors

Jargon: Blamestorming

The act of meeting to discuss a failure and find a scapegoat.
March 23, 2012 in Magazine
Four Small-Business Lessons from 'The Hunger Games'

Four Small-Business Lessons from 'The Hunger Games'

The fictional heroine Katniss Everdeen provides some survival tips for entrepreneurs.
March 23, 2012 in Business Management
A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
March 17, 2012 in Success Stories

Jargon: Bacon Job

Definition: A project with no shortage of volunteers; a plum position.
March 1, 2012 in Magazine
What's With All the Interest in Pinterest?

What's With All the Interest in Pinterest?

Here are six reasons you might want to try the wildly popular online pinboard.
February 17, 2012 in Social Media
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
February 5, 2012 in Restaurant Center
A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind

A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind

MileWise lets users manage their travel rewards programs and search for flights that offer them maximum benefits
January 20, 2012 in Success Stories
How Tasti D-Lite Finds Success with Social Media

How Tasti D-Lite Finds Success with Social Media

The frozen dessert franchise, in business since 1987, has become the poster child for online engagement in the franchise world.
December 19, 2011 in Franchise 500
Nine New Year's Resolutions for Stressed-Out Entrepreneurs

Nine New Year's Resolutions for Stressed-Out Entrepreneurs

A look at life changes you can make to find more balance between your work and personal life in 2012.
December 15, 2011 in Work/Life Balance
That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
December 2, 2011 in Startup Basics
Will This Payment App Make You Ditch Your Wallet?

Will This Payment App Make You Ditch Your Wallet?

Kuapay, a new smartphone-based in-store payment app, aims to eliminate credit cards once and for all.
December 1, 2011 in Apps & Software
Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
November 28, 2011 in Business Ideas
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development

C.J. Kettler's online crowdsourcing venture, Genius Crowds, aims to move product ideas from the "light bulb" stage onto store shelves.
November 17, 2011 in Evaluating Your Idea
10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

Military talents can transfer well to guiding a team through the challenges of starting and running a small business.
November 11, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

BetterWorks co-founder Zao Yang reveals his top picks.
October 18, 2011 in Motivation and Retention
10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

Successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs of starting a new business can be one of the greatest challenges a small-business owner faces.
October 17, 2011 in Leadership

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