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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4 ways to get your business ready for the school year

August 18, 2019

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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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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Three 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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Three 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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10+ Great Graduation Gift Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs

May 20, 2019

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

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Should I keep my business after graduation?

April 30, 2019

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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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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Three 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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Got resolutions?

January 12, 2019

Did you have a great 2018? How is 2019 going so far? Maybe you made some resolutions for the new…

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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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Selling Bee opens for young Ohio entrepreneurs Oct. 1

September 30, 2018

We want to call your attention to Selling Bee 2018. Now, we know what you’re thinking: “Isn’t it funny that…

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Three 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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