Category: Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders

The Key to Economic Growth? Local Entrepreneurship

Daniel Isenberg

Can entrepreneurship save economies? The answer is yes, says Daniel Isenberg. In fact, fostering entrepreneurship has helped stimulate economic development around the world. It starts with how you define it. “When talking about the impact of entrepreneurship on economies you must define entrepreneurship as the rapid growth of local firms,” said Isenberg. “When you use…

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5 Teen Entrepreneurship Programs Teaching More Than Business Skills

At Portsmouth High School, students in Tiffany D’Amour’s business classes are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship. The class, aptly titled Entrepreneurship, is the culmination of a four-course business curriculum (the first three are Introduction to Business, Marketing and Sales, and Accounting) at the New Hampshire school. As part of the course, students write business plans…

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Youth Entrepreneurship: A Valuable Life Lesson

Kid Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship—it’s more than just starting a business. That’s especially true for the educators teaching entrepreneurship to younger generations. With lessons rooted in entrepreneurship, youth are learning creative thinking, problem solving, financial savvy, and other critical life skills that prepare them for the future. The delivery of entrepreneurial education varies. At Portsmouth High School in New…

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3 Initiatives Introducing Entrepreneurial Skills To Preteens

On a warm, sticky Saturday in May 2015, those strolling the streets of Boston could quench their thirst with a sweet, entrepreneurial treat: lemonade. It was Lemonade Day, and in celebration of the nationwide initiative, more than 4,000 Boston-area children set up lemonade stands on popular city streets and sold the freshly squeezed drink to…

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Failure: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Yasu Yamakawa, Dr. Failure

We’ve all heard the stories—Steve Jobs was fired from Apple, Oprah was let go from her first television job, and Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school multiple times. These stories tell us that from great failure can come great success. But, can it work for the general public or is this just something that…

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Four Ways To Ace Your Venture Capital Funding Pitch

Ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s a harsh but true reality, especially for entrepreneurs seeking venture funding. In a world with millions of ideas, many of which are the same, why should a venture capitalist fund yours? It’s one of the many questions founders must answer in order to successful pitch to VCs, who…

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Making the Most of a Startup Accelerator

Accelerators: they’re everywhere. In the greater Boston area alone, there are more than 50 accelerators, incubators, and support programs that offer startups co-working space, education, capital, mentorship, networking, and other support. Generally, these accelerators are structured the same: a cohort of startups participate for a set period of time and cap off the experience with…

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Five Ways To Tell Stories That Stick

Five Ways to Tell Stories That Stick

Entrepreneurs are constantly pitching, sharing their vision and venture in order to secure funding, make a sale, meet a new contact, and build out their team. Business plans are boiled down to bullets, and financials become memorized statistics. Jon Feinman explains how InnerCity Weightlifting uses storytelling in grant writing Although these elements are vitally important…

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Exploring the Psychological Side of Repeat Entrepreneurship

Addicted to Entrepreneurship

Is entrepreneurship addictive? Our research, recently published in the Journal of Business Venturing, suggests that entrepreneurial behavior allows individuals to realize a sense of control in their lives, increase autonomy, and feel distinct, all ultimately leading to high levels of psychological well-being. For some people, starting and running one venture is enough. For others, new…

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How to Become an Objective Entrepreneur

People underestimate the power of their minds. Elizabeth Thornton, a Babson College professor, entrepreneur, and author of The Objective Leader, is a firm believer that perception is reality. “Your world exists in your mind,” she says, “which is amazing because that gives you the power to change your mind, change your business, and change your…

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