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.

30 Recent Stories

9 Famous Entrepreneur Philanthropists
The 'Treps

9 Famous Entrepreneur Philanthropists

These big names in business are also among the most generous.
Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors
Business Management

9 Millionaire Entrepreneurs Turned Authors

What you can learn from these books on business by successful innovators.
8 U.S. Presidents Who Started as Entrepreneurs
Leadership

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.
10 Success Secrets of Olympic Greats
The 'Treps

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
Where 'Shark Tank' Goes to Poach Young Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

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.
Apple and the Kid App Maker Revolution
Apps & Software

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
Young Entrepreneurs

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.
The Art and Craft of Great Leadership
Leadership

The Art and Craft of Great Leadership

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

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

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.
Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow
Lifestyle

Bargain Hunting: 7 to Follow

Check out these Twitter feeds for daily discounts and frugal living tips.
Five to Follow for Doing Business in China
International Growth

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.
How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash
Venture and Angel Investors

How an Online Wine Seller Uncorked New Cash

Lot18 proves funding options are not dry for wine businesses.
Magazine

Jargon: Blamestorming

The act of meeting to discuss a failure and find a scapegoat.
Four Small-Business Lessons from 'The Hunger Games'
Business Management

Four Small-Business Lessons from 'The Hunger Games'

The fictional heroine Katniss Everdeen provides some survival tips for entrepreneurs.
A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store
Success Stories

A Platform for Stylepreneurs: Pinterest Meets Online Department Store

With StyleOwner, fashionistas can help style-challenged friends and monetize their social networks
Magazine

Jargon: Bacon Job

Definition: A project with no shortage of volunteers; a plum position.
What's With All the Interest in Pinterest?
Social Media

What's With All the Interest in Pinterest?

Here are six reasons you might want to try the wildly popular online pinboard.
10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger
Restaurant Center

10 Insights from Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Susan Feniger

From 'Top Chef Masters' to food trucks, this restaurateur continues to reinvent herself.
A Search-Engine Startup with the Frequent Flyer in Mind
Success Stories

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
How Tasti D-Lite Finds Success with Social Media
Franchise 500

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.
Nine New Year's Resolutions for Stressed-Out Entrepreneurs
Work/Life Balance

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.
That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs
Startup Basics

That's Showbiz: What Entertainers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Ten business lessons from top musicians, actors, comedians and other high-profile celebrities.
Will This Payment App Make You Ditch Your Wallet?
Apps & Software

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.
Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas
Business Ideas

Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
Startup Aims to Leverage Crowdsourcing in Product Development
Evaluating Your Idea

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.
10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders
Grow Your Business

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.
Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture
Motivation and Retention

Five to Follow on Twitter for Company Culture

BetterWorks co-founder Zao Yang reveals his top picks.
10 Secrets of Successful Leaders
Leadership

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.

Most Shared Stories

1
The Two Words Steve Jobs Hated Most
2
15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur
3
The 4 Essentials to Starting a Company Whether You Have Money or Not
4
Want Media Attention? Target Trades First
5
10 Things That Set Entrepreneurs Apart From the 9-to-5 Crowd