Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have weighed in from time to time and their answers tend to fall into two camps. High school students also make great entrepreneurs because of their natural open-mindedness and drive to take risks. What is the ideal age to start a company?

LawKick: A Modern Way To Find Legal Help

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Michael Chasin: LawKick.com is essentially a marketplace that makes it easier than ever to find legal help. How the website works, is the client goes to the website, and indicates what they need help with. If you think about finding legal help, it''s not like you''re buying a t-shirt.

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Watch an Ad, Help a Nonprofit Out

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These alternative platforms have, in turn, grabbed the attention of entrepreneurs who recognize the market vertical isn’t shrinking anytime soon. It’s a fact: young people are becoming more socially conscious these days.

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One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. These were amongst some of the most read blog posts I have written, which shows me that the stress, pressures and loneliness of being and entrepreneur resonates.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

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To surround him with everything and everyone he loves and let him know he made a difference in my life as well as the lives of so many other people he has helped throughout the years… Vic said to me one night, “Listen. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition?

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

Tech.Co

Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs. This software features a set of tools dedicated to helping you host flawless and productive webinars every step of the way.

Honk Launches On Demand Roadside Help Service, Raises $1.8M

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Santa Monica-based Honk has launched a service for you, specifically to let you summon roadside help using your smartphone--without a membership. Honk, which launched this morning, said that it has launched nationwide to help connect drivers with more than 20,000 tow and roadside assistance drivers nationwide. Honk is led by serial entrepreneur Corey Brundage. assistance highway call roadside investment investor angel capital venture brundage corey help honk

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

InfoChachkie

Seth is a design-oriented entrepreneur, with little desire to document details. To help guide the students’ evaluation of the feasibility and merit of each idea, I require them to complete a one-page form, as specified in Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion. Entrepreneur Video

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How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. He also noted that, "I probably meet with one or two aspiring entrepreneurs a month.

How Classy Is Helping Nonprofits To Attract and Retain Supporters

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In the case of San Diego's Classy (www.classy.org), you get an extremely popular piece of software-as-a-service to help you manage a nonprofit and its fundraising efforts. I think we're actually helping to solve that problem.

LA Mayor Garcetti Launches Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

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The effort--which is being sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP--will allow two entrepreneurs to spend a year helping the city with its efforts to create jobs. angeles entrepreneur residence innovation jobs government city garcetti mayor

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

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In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done. Good entrepreneurs can admit when their course of action was wrong and learn from it.

Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

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Are you an entrepreneur that is thinking about dropping out of college? However, as made clear in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? However, I consistently encounter a handful of young entrepreneurs who are better served by taking a break from school.

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

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” This sentiment is probably familiar to many entrepreneurs and it must certainly resonates with anybody who suspects he or she has ADD. It was called “ Delivered from Distraction ” and it outlines many successful executives with ADD and in particular some famous entrepreneurs. ” So as I realized that ADD is a trait found in many successful CEO and entrepreneurs and that it has this creative benefit I started to feel better and look at how to improve my life.

Every Entrepreneur Has A Bob Dylan Moment – What’s Yours?

InfoChachkie

However, like all entrepreneurs, I’ve had multiple versions of my own Dylan Moments. However, my career objectives aside, Computer Motion needed a CFO to help them raise money, so I took the role without hesitation. In contrast, successful entrepreneurs are driven by fear of losing out.

Honesty Is An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

InfoChachkie

Multiple surveys confirm that honesty is one of the most common traits of serial entrepreneurs. In his book, The Entrepreneur’s Manual , Richard White cites a survey of venture capitalists which ranks honesty as the single most important characteristic for serial success.

Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

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Now, I’m pretty on the record that being an entrepreneur is about being great at The Do. I have written about the need for entrepreneurs to take inventory in themselves before deciding whom to hire as the rest of the team. Entrepreneur Advice

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs

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Hundreds of founders, speakers, mentors, and students flocked to the University of Southern California on March 28 th , 2015 to be inspired by female entrepreneurs. For example, one of our members started a project to help emerging artists put on high-quality exhibits.

How Amavitae Wants To Help Youth Find A Career They'll Love

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To help fix that, the startup has created a mobile app to guide people through their strengths, interests, key skills, and more to guide them along the way to a career they'll love. Deborah Ramo: Amavitae, which means "love life" in Latin, is a mobile-first platform to help the emerging workforce find a career that they will love and have a natural aptitude for, and to help them understand what careers are growing and will be around in the future.

American Entrepreneurs – Be Happy You Are Not In Spain

InfoChachkie

Although he has helped a number of startups gain traction, he is now questioning if he should flee Spain, given the recent passage of the unprecedented Exit Tax, which seeks to tax potential, unrealized wealth. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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I’m often asked the question about why there aren’t more women who are entrepreneurs. My inspiration to become an entrepreneur came from my mom, not my dad. She was the dominant figure in my family and was both an entrepreneur and a community leader.

Want To Trip Out? This Entrepreneur Can Hook You Up

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Greathouse : Let''s start with a question that will be especially helpful for my UC Santa Barbara students. If you could share one startup lesson with a young entrepreneur, what would it be? Even busy entrepreneurs need to take a break and recharge.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. Most Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs I know are more like Al Gore. Entrepreneur Advice

Online Entrepreneurs: Get Sales Tax Compliant For 2016

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The following sales tax compliance checkup will help you make sure you’ll start 2016 on the right track. Whether you’re never paid sales taxes before or you’re a seasoned expert, this checklist will help you stay on the right side of the law when it comes to sales tax compliance. Tools that help you calculate what you owe can also automate your sales tax filing , so you’ll never have to worry about penalties or late fees again.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Hopefully this article and the accompanying six-minute video will help you avoid learning these mission-critical lessons the hard way.

CoFoundersLab Matches Entrepreneurs Scientifically

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The reason I am doing this is because this is the way I can have the biggest impact on helping entrepreneurship become more successful.”. This offline event was successful in helping Kaviani find his own cofounder, Culin Tate, and a new venture.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? As described in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? most young entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the college experience. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Respected More Than Loved

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You help them prioritize their objectives and review the results. They want to help the organization determine what must be built and when. In my experience entrepreneurs too worried about being loved make poor decisions and thus poor leaders. Entrepreneurs should care more about respect. One of the vivid memories I have from being a startup CEO is the feeling that most people in your company have a look in their eyes that like they can do your job as well as you.

3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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Even entrepreneurs that already sold on SaaS should stake note of new research from the SalientGroup : SaaS gets funded - Nearly 50% of SaaS-based startups are getting successfully funded—a rate of funding success no other sector can match.

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One Simple Paragraph Every Entrepreneur Should Add to Their Convertible Notes

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I’m so tired of seeing young entrepreneurs get screwed by their angel investors on convertible notes and I know I can’t convince you not to do it so I’d like to offer one simple bit of advice to help you avoid getting screwed (at least on one part of your note). If a VC tried to do this to you on an early-stage deal they would get such a bad reputation that no other VCs or entrepreneurs would work with them.

The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs

Eric Greenspan

Years ago I began doing a presentation called Think Big for area high schools and colleges which included The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Part of my Think Big presentation is the 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneuring Ignite Motivational Think Big

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Care About Inequality and Divisiveness

Xconomy

It might seem like such events have little to do with entrepreneurs and our innovation economy, but a thriving and inclusive innovation economy is a critical component to bridging the social and economic disparity that is driving our nation apart.

FundaGeek Looks To Help Researchers Find Crowdfunding

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Are you a scientific researcher, looking to help fund one of your research projects using crowdfunding? FundaGeek , the crowdsourcing site led by Dan Gutierrez, has launched a new portal site it says is specifically aimed at helping those researchers use the crowdfunding craze to address their research areas. The firm said the new site includes tips and other resources for helping researchers get the most out of crowdfunding.