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Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

Project Restaurant: Turning 8th Graders into Future Mario Batalis

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

Thrillist's Ben Lerer on his Success as a Young Trep

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Despite his famous father, the Thrillist co-founder has managed to find massive success in business on his own. Here, we ask him about his victories -- and challenges.
August 21, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Start Up from Your Dorm Room

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Student entrepreneur Franco Capurro launched his startup from a crammed, two-bed dorm room in China.
August 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
College Entrepreneurs Find a Green Niche in an Online Farmers Market

College Entrepreneurs Find a Green Niche in an Online Farmers Market

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The young environmentalists with a passion for sustainable agriculture won $10,000 in a business contest to launch the farm-to-front-door venture.
August 17, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

7 Steps for Choosing a Top-Notch Business Partner

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Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
August 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

From Zero to 'Shark Tank' Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
The Changing Path to Entrepreneurship: A Look at Alternatives to Business School

The Changing Path to Entrepreneurship: A Look at Alternatives to Business School

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To become an entrepreneur, it might behoove you to study something different. Here's more about some of the alternative courses and programs picking up steam among aspiring entrepreneurs.
August 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Live Chat with Social-Media Maven Jason Sadler

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Check out our recent live chat with IWearYourShirt.com's Jason Sadler and Adina Grigore of Sprout Skincare.
August 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Humanize Your Brand and Build Social-Media Buzz

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When it comes to starting up, one of the biggest drivers you'll have in finding customers is your current customers. Here's how to keep them happy -- and chatty.
August 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

Young Entrepreneurs: Not the Cure for What Ails the Economy (Opinion)

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Interest is high in supporting youth entrepreneurship and often seen as a way to help create jobs and turn the economy. But a closer look at the issues shows that these notions may be little more than wishful thinking.
August 13, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Ginger + Liz and Their Vision for Healthy NailsPlay Video

Ginger + Liz and Their Vision for Healthy Nails (Video)

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When Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett set out to rid nail polish of toxins, they found a flawed beauty industry in need of a makeover. See how they're making their mark.
August 10, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Gain Free Feedback from Your Classmates

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When student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan was tight on cash she employed her classmates as product testers.
August 10, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

6 Key Elements of a Good Business Plan

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Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
August 8, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful InvitesPlay Video

Paperless Post and Its Vision for Artful Invites (Video)

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Upending the paper invite isn't the only goal for this company. Changing the way people communicate is the larger challenge for young visionaries Alexa and James Hirschfeld.
August 8, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Is Working at a Startup a Waste of Time for Future Founders?

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After a recent blog post detailing the vagaries of life at startups hit the web, we asked young treps to share their own experiences as start-up employees.
August 6, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship

Recognizing the Silver Lining -- And Business Idea -- Behind a Bad Internship

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After a dismal summer internship experience, Shara Senderoff wanted to help others avoid the same fate. Here's how she's attempting to start up a bad-internship antidote.
August 2, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

From Zero to ‘Shark Tank’ Hero in 3 Months Flat

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Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
August 2, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

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Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 26, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway

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Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
July 25, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
Inside the Competitive Mind of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Infographic)

Inside the Competitive Mind of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Infographic)

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We put Facebook's founder under the microscope to dissect his ongoing drive to compete--even though the results can be a total fiasco.
July 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay

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From artists to chefs to designers, making money is still considered taboo. But when you want to make it big in fashionable industries, being able to earn a buck is often key.
July 24, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

5 Ways to Win the Hearts of Employees

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Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
July 19, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
How Being a Party Animal Helped SpiritHoods Grow Its Business

How Being a Party Animal Helped SpiritHoods Grow Its Business

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When it comes to starting up in the fashion world, safety can be dangerous. See how SpiritHoods went to the edge -- and found success.
July 16, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

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It's summer. So we thought we'd explore different ways that even the busiest start-up entrepreneurs can make time to get away.
July 15, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

Success in a Flash: How One Young Trep Turned DIY into ROI

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How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.
July 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
'Always Be Publishing,' Brand Journalism and How It Can Help Your Startup

'Always Be Publishing,' Brand Journalism and How It Can Help Your Startup

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When marketing your startup, consider a softer sell -- or better yet, don't sell at all.
July 14, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs
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