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Build Your Mental Toughness!

We’ve never heard anyone say that being a teenager is easy. Or that starting and running a business is easy. Combine those two things as a young entrepreneur, and you’ll certainly be challenged! There’ll be detours on your entrepreneurial journey. There’ll be challenges and obstacles. You’ll have to step outside your comfort zone more than …

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Do These 8 Things Before Pitching to a Venture Capitalist

Learning how to pitch to potential investors is an important skill for all young entrepreneurs. Venture capitalists want assurance that their money is going to someone serious and committed to building their enterprise. So, what can you, as an ambitious but untested young entrepreneur, do to prepare for your first meeting with a venture capitalist?  …

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When Young Entrepreneurship Becomes a Competition 

It’s been said that a little competition is good for the soul. In business, this is especially true. Where would Coke and Pepsi be without each other? Or McDonald’s versus every other fast-food restaurant?   A little competition is healthy. You probably already know this if you’re an athlete or participate in young entrepreneurship competitions. It …

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What’s in a Name?

Think about your name. Consider what it means to you. How has it affected your life and personality so far? Do you think you’d be a different person if you had a different name? Now, think about some brand names you know. Apple. Nike. Starbucks. As soon as you see or hear these names, you …

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How Young Entrepreneurs Can Avoid the 7 Biggest Business Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes in life. That’s why pencils have erasers, apps have “undo” features, and stores have refunds. There’s zero shame in making mistakes. Mistakes help you learn what not to do so you can do better next time. That said, there are some mistakes in starting or running a business that are so common, …

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11 Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs Who Love to Write

Poets, novelists, essayists, and journalists, listen up! Not only can writing earn you extra cash, but it’s one of those skills that will help you get into college (hello, essay). After college, quality writers are always in demand across an enormous spectrum of industries and fields. Ready to get started on a fulfilling and fun …

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