What is the difference between business and entrepreneurial education?

August 8, 2023

You can learn a lot of valuable lessons in college as a young entrepreneur. And you will eventually have to pick…

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Vacation Reboot: 3 Easy Ways to Get Back in the Game After a Vacation

July 31, 2023

Every entrepreneur needs a break and a vacation every now and then. But getting back to your business after a…

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The future of work – 3 must-watch trends for 2023 and beyond

July 18, 2023

If you’re a young entrepreneur, you’ve probably been told to prepare your business for the future. But what changes should…

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Winner of our 2023 scholarship is a high school senior from Roslyn, New York

April 26, 2023

Rising Innovator is pleased to announce that Maxx Yung of Roslyn, New York, is the winner of the 2023 Rising Innovator Scholarship

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4 cool ways ChatGPT can help your business

April 12, 2023

Will ChatGPT hurt or help your business? Well, it depends. Some entrepreneurs – especially some writers, artists, and other creatives…

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Should you always “follow your passion”?

March 2, 2023

There seem to be millions of videos on TikTok, YouTube, and elsewhere encouraging people to follow their passions. People giving…

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Take your business to the next level in 5 powerful steps

February 23, 2023

How do you feel about your business? Maybe things are great and you’re hopeful about the future. Or, maybe you…

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If your small business is struggling, do these 3 things now

January 25, 2023

This wasn’t supposed to happen to you. When you started your business, you thought of all the great and fun…

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Why SMART goals are important for young entrepreneurs

January 4, 2023

Raise your hand if you want your business to be successful for the next 12 months. What entrepreneur doesn’t want…

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Entrepreneurship in 2023 – 3 trends to watch

December 12, 2022

So, what’s next? What trends should you look for next year? Here are three things that could happen and affect…

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How to deal with entrepreneurship and loneliness

December 7, 2022

Does being a young entrepreneur mean feeling lonely? Maybe. It’s common for some entrepreneurs to spend time alone working on…

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Why being an entrepreneur is not for everyone

December 5, 2022

There are a lot of people shouting at you to “Be your own boss!” But are you ready to start…

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What is a college major in entrepreneurship? Pros and cons

November 10, 2022

There are a lot of decisions you need to make about college. Choosing a major is one of the most…

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Need help? Don’t overlook libraries

May 31, 2022

There is a site where young entrepreneurs can go to ask questions, get advice and brainstorm. It’s not a website;…

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Winner of our inaugural scholarship is a high school senior from Lewisville, Texas

April 20, 2022

Rising Innovator is pleased to announce that Amber Rhodes of Lewisville, Texas, is the winner of the 2022 Rising Innovator Scholarship

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College entrepreneurship: 5 popular choices for college degrees

April 1, 2022

If you’re a college student, or you’re starting college soon, prepare to hear this question often for the next few…

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How to become an entrepreneur in college

January 24, 2022

You’re already dealing with a lot if you’re in college or if you will soon go to college. You also…

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Create a morning routine – 3 ideas for young entrepreneurs

January 10, 2022

What is the best way to create a morning routine? There’s no one perfect answer. There are lots of different…

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The 3 biggest entrepreneur trends in 2022

December 30, 2021

This year has been another year of ups and downs for many young entrepreneurs. The future can be unpredictable. But…

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3 major business lessons from 2021 for young entrepreneurs

December 20, 2021

Businesses, both big and small, faced unprecedented challenges in 2021. But even if your experience in the past 12 months…

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5 goals to have for the end of the year

December 7, 2021

As we go into the last few weeks of this year, many people are already planning their goals to have…

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Marketing for Black Friday – 5 tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs

November 15, 2021

Black Friday can be great for business, even if your business had a tough year. You’ve probably already seen larger…

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Feeling pandemic guilt about your business? Try these tips

October 28, 2021

The past two years have been rough for a lot of us. Going to work and/or school completely changed for…

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Check out entrepreneur starter kits

September 3, 2021

Are you ready to take a leap into the world of young entrepreneurship but are not sure what kind of…

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4 ways to get your business ready for the school year

August 13, 2021

How do you feel about starting a new school year? You’re probably wondering about new teachers and new extracurricular activities…

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Can podcasts help your business?

August 6, 2021

Podcasts are an easy and accessible way to learn from others and to be introduced to new concepts.  A 2020…

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Funding a young entrepreneur’s business

July 26, 2021

Finding funds to get your business ideas off the ground or advance your already established business can be a challenge…

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Young entrepreneurs who thrived in the coronavirus pandemic

July 1, 2021

According to Fortune, the global COVID pandemic of 2020 saw close to 100,000 businesses permanently close, with restaurants being the…

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Need college cash?

May 20, 2021

Are you a college student who could use some cash for your educational expenses? (Or do you know someone like…

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10+ Great Graduation Gift Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

May 13, 2021

Graduation season is (finally!) here. When someone graduates, you want that person to get off to a great start for…

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How entrepreneurs make money online

March 12, 2021

There are many ways for entrepreneurs to make money. But how do entrepreneurs make money online? Here are three simple…

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Should you have an entrepreneur to-do list?

March 8, 2021

What if there was a way to get a lot of tasks done with just a little effort? This is…

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4 tips for choosing firm goals for your business

February 15, 2021

Setting goals for your business is never a bad thing. Right? Wrong. You could end up setting the wrong goals…

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5 must-have characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

February 9, 2021

It takes certain skills to build your own successful business. Some of these skills may come naturally to you. Other…

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Best and worst business advice for entrepreneurs

February 4, 2021

Have you told anyone about your potential business idea, or that you’re already an entrepreneur? If so, be prepared to…

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6 myths about what is an entrepreneur

January 15, 2021

There’s a lot of confusing advice and information out there about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Let’s…

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Got resolutions?

December 28, 2020

Are you ready for a new year? Maybe you made some resolutions for the new year, maybe you didn’t. Either…

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How can I help my child develop entrepreneurial skills?

December 21, 2020

You’re dealing with a lot right now, as a parent. Handling changes with your job, finances, and your children’s school…

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How a newsletter can help young entrepreneurs promote their business

December 7, 2020

As young entrepreneurs seek to connect and engage better with an audience, newsletters can be a great tool. As of…

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I’ve never had a mentor. Is that ok?

December 3, 2020

Do you need a mentor? Many business gurus say not having a mentor is a mistake. You might think, “But…

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How — and why — to express gratitude to customers

December 1, 2020

Have you ever watched parents shop with their kids? Sometimes, a store employee will give a free food sample or…

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How to find a mentor on LinkedIn

November 27, 2020

Did you know that LinkedIn can help you find a business mentor? We’ve already talked about how having a mentor…

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4 common types of entrepreneurial risks – and how to deal with them

November 12, 2020

Should you risk being a young entrepreneur? When you talk about your business, or a new business idea, some of…

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7 successful types of young entrepreneurs

November 5, 2020

What kind of entrepreneur are you? One of the great things about being a young entrepreneur is that there are…

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Why entrepreneurs are made, not born

October 29, 2020

Are great entrepreneurs made or born for success? Before you answer that question, here are some things to think about….

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How important is creativity in entrepreneurship?

October 27, 2020

Are you a creative person? How important is creativity in entrepreneurship? Many business experts believe creativity is very important in…

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How to run a business during bad times

October 15, 2020

It has been a rough year for many people, including small business owners.  Some businesses, both large and small, permanently…

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“There’s no age limit to who can be an entrepreneur.”

September 20, 2020

Saving the bees and making money Mikaila Ulmer started her business — a lemonade stand in front of her house…

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Should I go to college during COVID-19?

September 9, 2020

Many high school and college students are asking a certain question thanks to a global pandemic. “Should I go to…

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Using their skills to help

September 1, 2020

There’s no doubt about it — any young entrepreneurial is helping to make the world a better place But young…

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Entrepreneurial lessons from the movie ‘An American Pickle’

August 20, 2020

The HBO Max movie “An American Pickle,” written by Simon Rich, directed by Brandon Trost and starring Seth Rogen in…

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A few good stories

July 14, 2020

There’s an old saying: when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Never has that saying been more literally true than…

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A helpful checklist for closing down a business – 10+ tips for young entrepreneurs

July 2, 2020

Maybe you’re seriously, considering shutting down your business. But there’s more to closing down a business, even a small business,…

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5 videos on businesses you can start during the pandemic

June 10, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has severely hurt businesses all over the world because of the need for social distancing. But that…

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Should I keep my business after graduation?

June 5, 2020

Are you graduating soon? If so, congrats! Whether you’re graduating from high school or college, you may be moving to…

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3 easy tips for young entrepreneurs on how to stop procrastinating

May 30, 2020

You probably have a lot more free time than you expected, now that many people are staying home. But how…

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Online resources for starting a business

May 27, 2020

The COVID -19 virus is changing the way people work all around the world. Can we embrace this pandemic as…

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3 powerful advantages for young entrepreneurs

May 26, 2020

Do you and other young entrepreneurs have unique advantages when it comes to running successful businesses, even during the coronavirus…

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4 bad habits of young small business owners

May 15, 2020

There’s a long list of things that can be bad for business. Are your bad habits on that list? Check…

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3 biggest struggles of young entrepreneurs

May 8, 2020

You may have read about or seen successful young business owners online. Maybe you follow some of them on social…

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28 awesome free tools for young entrepreneurs during the coronavirus quarantine

May 6, 2020

As concerns about protecting people from the coronavirus continues, some young entrepreneurs want free business tools to work from home. We…

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Should you stay productive during this quarantine?

April 30, 2020

What a wild year this past month has been. Most of us are staying at home as much as possible…

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3 powerful ways young entrepreneurs can help during the coronavirus pandemic

April 26, 2020

You might feel overwhelmed and helpless when you hear the latest news about the coronavirus and how it’s affecting people…

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Raleigh. N.C., offering grants to entrepreneurs

April 3, 2020

The City of Raleigh, N.C., is offering impact partner grants to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The grants provide funding “to…

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8 home business ideas for students (that actually make money)

April 2, 2020

Maybe you weren’t thinking about home business ideas for students at the beginning of 2020. You probably made plans for…

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Coronavirus: Helpful tips for young entrepreneurs

March 21, 2020

There’s been a lot of discussions about COVID-19. This includes the virus’ spread, canceled events and a shortage of items…

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Luck in entrepreneurship: is there a link?

March 15, 2020

Some are celebrities or business leaders say,“I’m not lucky! I worked hard to get where I am today.” Or they…

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3 great ways to gain customer loyalty

March 5, 2020

Congrats! You’ve finally found some customers who bought your business’ products. Now, all you have to do is sit back…

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Entrepreneur vs. employee: Which is better?

March 4, 2020

“Why don’t you just get a job?” A question will come from parents, friends and even strangers when thinking about…

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3 common mistakes young entrepreneurs make

February 22, 2020

Did you just make a business mistake? All entrepreneurs make mistakes throughout their careers. Admitting your mistakes and correcting them…

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How to run a business during tough times

February 22, 2020

What should young entrepreneurs do when they have a bad week, month or even a bad year? Maybe you’re wondering…

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How are those resolutions going?

January 21, 2020

Did you make resolutions for the new year for your business? How is that going? If you are like many…

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3 awesome entrepreneur ideas for 2020 – and a bonus tip

January 8, 2020

It’s a new year — a new decade. Maybe it’s time to try a new entrepreneur idea. Check out our…

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Top 4 Entrepreneur Trends to Watch For in 2020

December 30, 2019

A new year brings new ideas. Many business leaders are already looking ahead at possible entrepreneur trends in 2020. Here’s…

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5 easy ways for young entrepreneurs to manage holiday stress

December 20, 2019

What happened to the holidays? You used to be so excited about December … until you became an entrepreneur. Your…

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How Can I Create My Own App for My Business?

November 27, 2019

You’re ready to grow as an entrepreneur. You want your customers to think of your business when they’re looking at…

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Should you develop a mobile app for your business?

November 21, 2019

Have you looked at your phone lately? There is an app for everything these days. In fact, the average person…

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5 powerful traits of successful entrepreneurs

November 13, 2019

Do you have what it takes to become the next successful business owner? There are some important traits of successful…

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Are you scared about starting your own business?

October 24, 2019

If someone made a movie about you starting a business, would it be a horror flick? Starting a business can…

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Teen entrepreneur event is Nov. 8&9 in Ohio

October 7, 2019

The 2019 Enspire conference sponsored by the Young Entrepreneur Institute will be held Nov. 8 & 9 in Mayfield Heights,…

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How to test a business idea without spending a lot of money

October 1, 2019

Are you ready to start a new business? It’s important to know how to test a business idea before sharing…

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Don’t fall in love with your business idea

August 30, 2019

How many times have you heard the saying, “Do what you love and the money will follow”? Well, that’s not…

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At the Triangle Children’s Business Fair

August 17, 2019

Rising Innovator stopped by the Triangle Children’s Business Fair today and, as we expected, found some young entrepreneurs with some…

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3 Ways to Disrupt Your Business

August 1, 2019

There’s one thing you can always count on when running your own business: change. Customers change their minds about what…

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How to Reach Underserved Customers

July 24, 2019

Are you missing the chance to make more money for your business? Sometimes your best customers are the people everyone…

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Marketing genius

July 18, 2019

Kids have sold lemonade forever so there’s not much that you can do in the way of innovation for lemonade…

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7 Tips for how to tell customers they’re wrong

July 4, 2019

Contrary to the popular saying, the customer is not always right. But what do you do when they’re wrong? You…

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Registration is open for teen entrepreneur conference

June 27, 2019

Registration is now open for the Enspire Conference sponsored by the Young Entrepreneur Institute. The conference will be Nov. 8…

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3 lessons for young entrepreneurs — from a cartoon

June 18, 2019

Popular business guru Gary Vaynerchuk (aka: Gary Vee) is known for bringing his passion for entrepreneurship and marketing to help…

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25 Awesome Quotes for Young Entrepreneurs

May 30, 2019

Check out these 25 great quotes for young entrepreneurs from past and present CEOs, athletes, and other leaders that will…

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How to deal with friends and family who don’t support your business

April 26, 2019

Judgment, like charity, begins at home. You’re considering being an entrepreneur. Or, maybe you’ve already started your own business. It’s…

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3 questions you need to ask about your competitors

March 29, 2019

We recently shared why it’s important to know who your competitors are for your business. After you find out about…

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March 29, 2019

Adam Toren and Matthew Toren Kidpreneurs was selected by “The Balance-Small Business” website as one of eight books for entepreneurs…

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Know your competitors

March 26, 2019

There’s good news and bad news about running your own business. The good news is you’re not alone. You can…

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3 Steps to overcoming a business failure

March 1, 2019

You’ve decided to close your business. This is the worst! Or maybe it’s not. How should you deal with closing…

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I’m sick of running my business. Should I quit?

February 13, 2019

Starting your own business was fun, at first. But now it just feels like…work. You’re doing the same things over,…

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‘I Feel Weird Talking to People.’

January 30, 2019

You have a great idea and you’ve even started making plans and getting the things you need for your business….

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Her timing is good

January 25, 2019

We typically think of kids’ entrepreneurial activities as sources of income for them to go to the mall or something…

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Talk about precocious

December 29, 2018

Being an entrepreneur is not child’s play — or is it? It turns out the top earning Youtuber of 2018…

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Top schools for entrepreneur studies

December 5, 2018

For any young entrepreneurs out there trying to make a decision about where to attend college, this new ranking from…

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What’s your mission?

October 18, 2018

You may have heard the phrase “mission statement” recently. Maybe you’ve heard it a million times before, or perhaps you…

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A day at the fair

October 7, 2018

It’s fascinating to see what ideas young entrepreneurs come up with, and chatting with them can be fun, fascinating and…

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3 great ways to find a mentor (and why you need one)

September 26, 2018

Should you have a mentor, as a young entrepreneur? If you want to increase your chances of success, you do. A mentor can give you helpful advice and encouraging words to get you through the problems and challenges of being an entrepreneur and take your business to the next level.

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Know when to take a break

September 17, 2018

Ah-Choo! Should you run your business when you’re sick? You’re talking to a current customer or a potential customer. Or,…

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Quick Money Tips for Teenagers

September 1, 2018

It’s a fact of life that with money (as with many other things), we get wiser as we get older….

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Be careful when expanding your lemonade stand

August 20, 2018

A simple lemonade stand could become more complicated with the addition of extra products. Read this tale of a boy…

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A visit to a children’s business fair

August 18, 2018

How much creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial savvy can kids muster up? A whole lot, judging by the Triangle Children’s Business…

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Should kids start a business?

August 12, 2018

So, we’ve shared with you some great reasons why kids should start a business. (Check out tips for kids starting…

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Who are your ideal customers?

August 4, 2018

Knowing your ideal customer affects almost everything about your business and how you tell other people about it. That includes your product or service, marketing, and price. So, you won’t be marketing your business to everyone.

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Young entrepreneurs share tips for running a lemonade stand

July 5, 2018

Young entrepreneurs taught Fast Company about margins, choosing a location, and a hook like naming their drinks and magic tricks.

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Colorado teen running landscaping company with 14 employees

June 29, 2018

A 17-year-old Colorado boy owns a landscaping company called Green Worx. RJ Duarte now has 14 full-time employees and is…

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High school student has growing business on his hands

June 15, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Michael Shaw of Wyoming has been gardening for five years and won the sole proprietorship category in the first Sheridan County Youth Business Ventures Competition and a $500 prize. He sells a variety of vegetables and gourds, including pumpkins, winter squash, watermelon, corn, peas, potatoes and lettuce.

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Lemonade maker pledges to help kid entrepreneurs

June 8, 2018

Countrytime says it will cover the costs of permits and fines for kids’ lemonade stands

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Teen Tycoon Challenge set for June 15

June 5, 2018

As part of our efforts to bring you news from near and far, we are alerting you to the Teen Tycoon Challenge happening June 15 in Comox Valley in British Columbia.

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Welcome to our blog

May 29, 2018

Welcome to the Rising Innovator blog! This website already has a ton of helpful content for young entrepreneurs, and we update and add to that content regularly.

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We’ll feature young entrepreneurs in the news as well as articles related to youth businesses and those who mentor youths starting their own business.

If you have a suggestion for a youth business news article we should feature, please contact us.



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