Young Entrepreneurs

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders
Starting a Business

What to Do When Friends Want to Be Co-Founders

One of the toughest challenges a young entrepreneur may face is turning away friends who want to join their companies. Here are some options.
Matthew Toren
How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral
Starting a Business

How a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur's Business Went Viral

Millions of people have tuned into an 11-minute video of entrepreneur Caine Monroy's cardboard arcade creation, but how did that video catch on when so many others don't? To figure it out, we asked the experts to give us their best viral-video tips.
Diana Ransom
Product Placement's Future: The 'Gossip Girl,' Birchbox Mashup?
Take It From The Pros

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
Business Moving Forward

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
Take It From The Pros

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
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