Young Entrepreneurs

Starting a Business

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

Student entrepreneur Joseph Draschil on what he learned from pitching his business to Daymond John and Mark Cuban.
Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look at Residential Incubators
Starting a Business

Starting Up Under One Roof: A Look at Residential Incubators

Rather than move in with mom and dad, young founders are increasingly bunking up -- choosing to inhabit startup houses or hacker hostels. Here's a look at the growing trend.
Susan Johnston
4 Must-Have Elements in a Successful Media Pitch
Marketing

4 Must-Have Elements in a Successful Media Pitch

When you're trying to build buzz about your startup, consider the details. Here are some absolute must-haves in your pitch to the media.
Dave Clarke
Inspiring Your Team

7 Steps to Hiring Your First Employee

Small business experts Adam and Matthew Toren answer readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
No Cuddly Kittens? Here's How to Make Popular Web Videos Anyway
Marketing

No Cuddly Kittens? Here's How to Make Popular Web Videos Anyway

Even if you're not technologically versed, creating videos to showcase your business is not only possible, it's downright vital for some entrepreneurs.
Jason HeadsetsDotCom
People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat
Starting a Business

People's Pops and Its Vision for the Way We Eat

The U.S. may be awash with sweet treats, but these ice-pop makers have given the tired category a makeover.
Diana Ransom
How to Lose that Vital First Investor -- And Succeed Anyway
Starting a Business

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

Student entrepreneur Eric Muli reveals how hard work, rejection and a little luck helped him land an investor for his startup.
Eric Muli
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions
Starting a Business

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Business-Plan Competitions

For startups seeking critical seed money, business-plan competitions can be both a blessing and a curse.
Matt Villano
Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach
Entrepreneurs

Mike Jones on Ditching La La Land for Silicon Beach

Los Angeles has long been a mecca for creative types. Now it's attracting techies too.
Shira Lazar
Inside the Competitive Mind of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Infographic)
Entrepreneurs

Inside the Competitive Mind of Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg (Infographic)

We put Facebook's founder under the microscope to dissect his ongoing drive to compete--even though the results can be a total fiasco.
Jennifer Wang
From Starving Artist to Young Entrepreneur: Conor McCreedy on Making Creativity Pay
Starting a Business

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

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.
Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?
Starting a Business

Could Faculty Entrepreneurs Drive Innovation?

To spur innovation, some support giving academics more freedom to start entrepreneurial ventures.
Brian Patrick Eha
Must-Read Books to Fuel Your Summer -- And Your Startup
Growth Strategies

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.
4 Start-Up Accounting Tips for the Young Trep
Finance

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.
Amrik Randhawa