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Young Entrepreneurs

Growth Strategies

Biggest Mistakes: How JackThreads Overcame Its Growing Pains

When the menswear flash-sale site first started up, planning ahead for growth would have helped. Here, founder Jason Ross dishes on his company's biggest mistake and overcoming it.
Growth Strategies

Quirky Startup Perks: 'A Mating Call' for Tech Talent?

Between bacon-wrapped cash, winery outings and a year's supply of PBR, startups are rolling out all the stops for top talent.
Starting a Business

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

When starting up, it helps to know your strengths. Here's how to parse them out.
Marketing

In Search of Buzz: What It Is and How to Build It

Generating interest among the media, customers and clients is the goal, but how to make that happen can often get confusing and costly. Here are three tips.
Marketing

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

No one can work a room like a politician. Here are a few tips for using their powers of persuasion to help you better communicate.
Marketing

How to Stay Motivated When the Going Gets Rough

When a project fails or the business hits a cold streak, the temptation to hideout is strong. But don't. Business coach Antonio Neves offers three tips for how to stay motivated, even when things don'...
Take It From The Pros

How Reality TV Helped One Young Trep Jump-Start His Fledgling Brand

Ben Flajnik, star of ABC's hit show 'The Bachelor,' describes the rigors and advantages of starting up in the spotlight.
Business Moving Forward

How Can Universities Support Young Treps Like Aaron Swartz?

When the tech wunderkind took his life after a prolonged legal battle, some wonder if MIT should have been more supportive.
Entrepreneurs

Young Trep Helps Chicagoans Toss Their Stale Cafeteria Food

Chef Jonas Falk's startup OrganicLife provides healthy and delicious meals to thousands of Chicago-area children.
Marketing

'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

Consumerism may have hit a highpoint in the last several decades, but these days the real opportunity resides in our closets. Here's a look at the rise of resale startups.
Starting a Business

Have an App Idea But Don't Know Code? Here's An Action Plan

Student entrepreneur Will Caldwell on the importance of perseverance when entering into the world of app making.
Take It From The Pros

How to Navigate Growth During a Startup's Early Years

Thinking about where your startup will be five or 10 years down the road may seem like a lesson in futility, but it'll help you keep growth top of mind. Here are four tips for planning for growth.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Tips for Overcoming the Top Challenge Young Entrepreneurs Face

If you thought finding funding was hard, here's one pain point that's making young entrepreneurs at large cringe.
Starting a Business

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.
Inspiring Your Team

Think Like Zuck: The Secrets to Facebook's Success

Intel's social-media strategist and author of new book on Mark Zuckerberg Ekaterina Walter shares her insights on how the social network became so popular, as well as other business lessons.