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 Opportunities for Kids to Gain Hands-On Business Skills

What are some opportunities or organizations out there to help kids gain real-world entrepreneurial skills that parents should look into? 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 […]