Young Entrepreneurs

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketing

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.
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
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.
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
Entrepreneurs

SXSW 2012: The Sights, Sounds and Buzzwords

Entrepreneur's Colleen DeBaise reports on the themes emerging from this year's SXSW Interactive conference.
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.
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.
Growth Strategies

Making Your Small Business Seem Bigger

Nobody can deny that owning your own small business is a challenging and rewarding experience. Sometimes though, you can feel like a tiny grain of sand on
Entrepreneurs

A Dorm-Room Startup on an Environmental Mission

A student entrepreneur vows to make an environmental impact with his online wedding invitations.
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