Young Entrepreneurs

Marketing

Branding's Cardinal Sins: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

In launching a new company, resist the urge to be overly creative and dull when dreaming up your brand name. See our list of branding's cardinal sins.
Starting a Business

Opportunity Spotting: 4 Trends for Young Treps from SXSW 2013

In the aftermath of this year's SXSW Interactive festival, we pinpointed four top trends that young entrepreneurs should consider.
Entrepreneurs

Millennials and Money: A Look at How Young People Shop and Spend in America (Infographic)

Young people tend to shop more than their older counterparts, and they use technology as they shop in greater numbers too. Here, check out other striking stats on millennials' shopping habits.
Growth Strategies

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Social Networks to Really Network

Social media may be second nature, but if you really want to connect, you'll have to leave the office or pick up the phone. Business coach Antonio Neves offers some choice networking tips.
Starting a Business

4 Tips for Creating a Firm Foundation for Your Startup

Business consultant Joshua Medcalf on the importance of passion and dedication when launching a business.
Starting a 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.
Starting a Business

4 Things Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act

When it comes to landing startup capital, crowdfunding can be a young entrepreneur's best friend. Given the new crowdfudning law, though, here are a few changes that'll pay to know sooner than later.
Starting a Business

3 Reasons to Be Proud of Your Brick-and-Mortar Shop

Student entrepreneur Sarah Haselkorn on the daily rewards she gets from operating a physical location.
Growth Strategies

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, Unless You're Tony Hsieh

At SXSW, Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW V2V program and more.
Growth Strategies

Biggest Mistakes: How Ginger + Liz Learned to Play Nice With Vendors

When the nail-polish making duo Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett began their production efforts, finding the right vendors to work with was easier said than done. Here's why having a plan B can mean all the difference.
Marketing

Don't Waste Another Networking Opportunity: 6 Tips for Following Up

With SXSW in full swing, effective networking strategies -- including ideas for following up -- should be top of mind.
Entrepreneurs

Russell Simmons Sets His Sights on YouTube with 'Post-Racial' Programming

For all of the future media startups out there, consider this tip from Uncle Rush: Go digital my friend. Here, the entrepreneur icon describes his plans for the future YouTube network 'All Def Digital.'
Marketing

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.
Starting a Business

Why the World Needs More Brilliant 'Stupid' Ideas

Next time someone says your business idea has more 'hair than brains,' consider the countless examples of fellow stupid-successful entrepreneurs.
Starting a Business

4 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Start Up

When it comes to launching a business, you can make countless excuses, but you have to have faith. Here's how to confidently take the plunge.
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