9 Great Startup Ideas for Students

What’s a great business idea for students — think flexible hours, summer/seasonal, etc.? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. 1. Start a Janitorial Service I started a janitorial service for the last two years of college. It was easy […]

Stay Away from These 7 Mistakes When Growing a Business While in School

“What is one thing young entrepreneurs should NOT do while growing a business at college or while in high school?” The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship […]

12 Questions Young Entrepreneurs Should Ask Before Joining an Accelerator Program

“What questions should YOUNG entrepreneurs ask when considering an accelerator program?” The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow […]

Best Practices for Hiring Your Own Child as Summer Help

As summer swiftly approaches, you may be thinking of ways to keep your child busy during the three month break. If you own a business, you may consider allowing him or her to work part-time there. But it’s not as simple as just giving your kid a time card and putting their names on the […]

What Does It Mean to be Career Ready?

By Brad Hoffman, CEO and Founder My Learning Springboard, Inc. The Career Readiness Partner Council released a four-page statement outlining its definition of what it means to be ready for good jobs in today’s economy. This council is comprised of business and education groups, including The Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Association of State Boards of […]

Is Mathematical Learning Hampered By Calculators?

Written by Aleeza Lubin, Director My Learning Springboard Technology is a funny thing. We marvel at what computers allow us to accomplish. We praise things like social media for the way it promotes connections and increased learning. But where does technology hamper us?  Have you ever wished you could turn back the technological clock?  A school […]

TOP 5 StartUp Myths All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

Every day, hundreds of entrepreneurs launch crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo to raise money and awareness for their businesses. As CEO of Indiegogo, I have been in touch with potential entrepreneurs from all over the world with a wide variety of business ideas. Across this wide spectrum, I have realized that many entrepreneurs are  misguided by the […]

Let Your Elementary School Child Be The Teacher… Really?

Written by Jean Snyder, Math and Literacy Specialist My Learning Springboard OK…as a parent, teacher, coach, or tutor….it is our job to teach, right? Well, yes, but not always. One of the most powerful teaching tools we have is giving our students the “job” of teaching us. There are several specific reasons for this: First, often the […]

THE 13 BIGGEST MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

QUESTION: WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE THE MOST COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Question by: Scott YOU NEED TO BE NICHE “Entrepreneurs always worry about finding an incredible differentiation point so they can outwit and outsmart their competitors all the time. The fact is, a niche does not guarantee success and it won’t save your company […]

Got Organizational Skills? College Readiness for the Fall Semester.

By Micah Timen, CPA and Finance Enrichment Teacher My Learning Springboard As a math, accounting, and personal finance tutor, it was a natural fit for me to teach organizational and study skills to high school students. These skills are especially important for recent high school graduates who are beginning their transition from home-based life to self sufficiency at […]