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5 Trends Entrepreneurs Should Consider When Naming a Startup

When coming up with a name for your startup, don't consider it lightly. But do consider these business-name trends.

How to Gain Free Feedback from Your Classmates

When student entrepreneur Nina Foroutan was tight on cash she employed her classmates as product testers.

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

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.

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

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.

Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

To spur innovation, some support giving academics more freedom to start entrepreneurial ventures.

4 Start-Up Accounting Tips for the Young Trep

When launching a new business, young entrepreneurs tend to forget one very important element: their books. Here's how to avoid making that mistake.

How One Young Trep Bucked the Odds During the Great Recession

Doing the opposite of what others expect is sometimes the fastest ticket to success. We spoke with Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest about why she started up a financial site in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression.

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.

How Being a Party Animal Helped SpiritHoods Grow Its Business

When it comes to starting up in the fashion world, safety can be dangerous. See how SpiritHoods went to the edge -- and found success.

6 Ways Young Treps Can Make Time for a Vacation

It's summer. So we thought we'd explore different ways that even the busiest start-up entrepreneurs can make time to get away.

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

How Flash Pals is gaining traction with its fuzzy animal-themed storage devices.

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

When marketing your startup, consider a softer sell -- or better yet, don't sell at all.

Must Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup

Even if you can't get away this summer, consider these top tomes to help make the most of your downtime.

The Latest Craze in Incubators: Pay-to-Play Accelerators?

Fee-based entrepreneurship accelerators and incubators are increasingly sprouting up. We take a look at some new programs and consider whether they're worth your time.

How to Know When It's Time to Walk Away

Starting a business takes passion -- and often a reality check. Here's how to know when moving on might be the best thing for your business.

Congress Forestalls Student-Loan Rate Hike

Congress narrowly passes a bill to prevent student-loan rates from doubling as of July 1. Young entrepreneurs breathe a sigh of relief.

The Health-Care Law's Mandate: A Tax on Young Americans?

Minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the health-care law, critics lambasted it for amounting to a massive new tax -- which would mostly affect young people.

How to Start Up and Pay Down Your Student-Loan Debt

New graduates face higher student loans than any other generation -- making starting up all the more intimidating. Here are five lean start-up strategies to help you shake off those debt woes.

Food Trucks Need Love, Too

When one young entrepreneur witnessed a line forming at her favorite food truck in New York City, she also saw a business opportunity.

Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...'

Sixteen-year-old contest winner Greyson McCluskey gets the rare opportunity to work with a team of innovation pros to help him turn his big idea into a reality.

Are Young Treps Nurtured or Born?

Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry talks about his family of entrepreneurs and asks the question: Can young entrepreneurs be cultivated?

Daddy, I want to be an Entrepreneur!

As starting a business is no easy task, it might be difficult to embrace a child's decision to follow in your footsteps. But you should try. Here are 8 ways to encourage your little ones.

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.

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Make Money Too

In starting up a social venture, your social mission is often clear. But impact investors want to ensure that your organization will last. Here are three tips for making everyone happy.

3 Things Your Media Pitch Doesn't Need

When you're trying to lasso attention for your startup. There are a few things to not mention in your pitch email to the media.

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