Help for young entrepreneurs is on the way. The future of entrepreneurial
growth in the US is in the hands of our young entrepreneurs, yet
entrepreneurial resources for young entrepreneurs can be difficult
This is a list of resources for young entrepreneurs. Our list of
entrepreneurial resources for young entrepreneurs is frequently
updated. If we are missing a good resource, please let us know.
Entrepreneurial Resources for Young Entrepreneurs
of Collegiate Entrepreneurs - an international organization
that enables students to operate small business ventures and interact
with other aspiring entrepreneurs.
Startup - Great site that started out by helping college students
make money from their dorm room but now is a great general resource
Business - includes an entrepreneurship game and curriculum
guides for teachers interested in teaching kids how to start a
- Ewing Marion Kauffman
Foundation - Learn more about children and youth entrepreneurship
and related programs and resources at www.emkf.org/pages/129.cfm
- . To find out about resources and opportunities for collegiate
level entrepreneurs visit www.emkf.org/pages/188.cfm.
- Future Business
Leaders of America - a nonprofit educational association supporting
students preparing for careers in business and business-related
Idea Café - caters to the business needs of Generation-X
entrepreneurs with information, advice and fun.
Young Entrepreneur’s Survival Kit - profiles of business
owners who started their businesses while students, along with
numerous resources for young entrepreneurs.
Revenue Service (IRS) - The IRS has an online
workshop for young people to help them understand the why
and how of meeting their tax obligations. Click
here to learn about other free IRS educational products.
- Junior Achievement
(JA) - seeks to educate and inspire young people to value
free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality
of their lives.
- Kauffman Entrepreneur
Internship Program (KEIP) - thousands of undergraduate and
graduate students learn about entrepreneurship by becoming immersed
in the day-to-day reality of starting and running a business through
the Kauffman Entrepreneur Internship Program.
- committed to developing the entrepreneurial potential of tomorrow’s
business leaders. It gives youngsters a step-by-step approach
to business management.
Mint: Start Your Own Business -
provides middle and high school students with advice,
quizzes, pro and con discussions of business ownership and other
business education resources.
Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurs (NCEYE) -
a network of youth, adults, community organizations, and business,
education, and government agencies committed to advancing youth
entrepreneurship. The Coalition promotes the development of entrepreneurial
programs that empower youth to become effective leaders and business
owners. The organization offers micro-enterprise development assistance,
conferences, youth entrepreneur awards, technical assistance and
- The National Collegiate
Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) - The NCIIA is an
alliance of faculty and students working to advance the teaching
of invention and innovation in American higher education. Its
mission is to nurture a new generation of innovators by promoting
curricula designed to teach creativity, invention and entrepreneurship.
The NCIIA offers financial support and networking opportunities.
It also offers information and advice on entrepreneurial efforts,
curriculum development, intellectual property and technology resources.
Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) -
NFTE's mission is to teach entrepreneurship to low-income
young people, ages 11-18, so they can become economically productive
members of society by improving their academic, business, technology
and life skills.
- Students in Free
Enterprise (SIFE) - Through a collaborative effort between
business and education, SIFE Teams improve the quality of life
and the standard of living around the world by teaching the principles
of market economics, entrepreneurship, business ethics and personal
financial success. The program is active on more than 1,000 college
and university campuses in more than 25 countries.
States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) - USHCC
has a Youth Entrepreneurship Program that offers students
an opportunity to "shadow" entrepreneurs.
- The mission of YoungBiz is to empower youth with entrepreneurial,
business and financial skills through innovative education and
real-world experience. The organization exists to help youth
take their decision-making skills and use them to make great financial
and business decisions. Geared toward teenagers.
- YoungEntrepreneur.com is a member-based online community for
Entrepreneurs Network - an international community of young
business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, offering them a forum
in which they can share their dreams, goals, experiences and resources.
- Young Entrepreneurs’
Organization (YEO) - a volunteer group of business professionals,
all of whom are under 40 years of age and are the owners, founders,
co-founders, or controlling shareholders of a company with annual
sales of $1 million or more.
- Young Entrepreneur
Online Guide to Business - targets young entrepreneurs who
want to start, run or grow their businesses.
- Youth Venture
- empowers young people to create and launch their own enterprises.
This site provides information on getting started and examples
of successful projects across the country.