Young Entrepreneurs

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
Make More Happen

Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?

The cosmetics darling will offer customers a 'Gossip Girl'-inspired selection of goodies in May. If this branding hookup is the harbinger of what's to come, consider these tips for amping up your own offerings.
Diana Ransom
College Startup: Big Scan on Campus
Entrepreneurs

College Startup: Big Scan on Campus

The ability to pull all-nighters moved three BYU students to the front of the competitive QR-code category.
Joel Holland
From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-Year-Old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley
Entrepreneurs

From Pinterest to Gumroad, 19-Year-Old Sahil Lavingia on His Trek Through Silicon Valley

We spoke with the young entrepreneur about his experience as a founding team member at Pinterest and his new company Gumroad.
Lyneka Little
Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money
Starting a Business

Instagram Dreams? Wake Up. VCs Still Want to See the Money

With so many startups trying to follow in Facebook's -- and now Instagram's -- footsteps, they're forgetting one very important element: money.
Diana Ransom
A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is
Starting a Business

A Good Mentor Will Tell It Like It Is

For many new businesses, finding the right advisor can make all the difference. Here are five qualities to seek in an ideal mentor.
Martin Zwilling
Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Entrepreneurs

Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

In 'Trep Talk, the young multimillionaire shares how he shook off bullies, how family fueled his drive to succeed, and how startups can change a conversation to get noticed.
Teri Evans
How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'
Growth Strategies

How Guppy 'Treps Fared After a Swim in the 'Shark Tank'

Here's a look at what happened to three companies once their young founders got investors to take the bait.
Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs
Make More Happen

Competition: A Choice Activity for Young Entrepreneurs

In the final days of March Madness, do you feel like your company is a Baylor or UNLV? Here's how to size up the competition and come out on top.
Adam Toren
Fresh Ideas: 10 Ways to Win Over an Unsupportive Family as a Young Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs

Fresh Ideas: 10 Ways to Win Over an Unsupportive Family as a Young Entrepreneur

It's no secret that entrepreneurs often beget entrepreneurial children, but when entrepreneurs spring from employees, strife often develops. Entrepreneurs understand how the business of working for yourself works
Adam Toren
Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?
Growth Strategies

Does Your Small Business Need to Pivot?

Young entrepreneur Peter Crabtree became an upscale chocolatier in 2005. When that didn't take off, he changed the business to an entirely new concept.
Carol Tice
12 Golden Rules of Email Etiquette
Entrepreneurs

12 Golden Rules of Email Etiquette

As with any human interaction there are a certain set of unwritten rules of etiquette. Not sticking to the basic etiquette of email can lead to annoyed
Adam Toren
SXSW 2012: The Sights, Sounds and Buzzwords
Entrepreneurs

SXSW 2012: The Sights, Sounds and Buzzwords

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the themes emerging from this year's SXSW Interactive conference.
Colleen DeBaise
Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on a Business Idea Myth
Entrepreneurs

Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on a Business Idea Myth

In this 'Trep Talk Extra, the multimillionaire young entrepreneur explains why you don't need a new idea to launch a successful startup.
Teri Evans
On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter
Finance

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help young entrepreneurs lasso funding when parents and banks can't.