September 13, 2014  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Entrepreneurs  
  Young Entrepreneurs  
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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 to find.

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

  • Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs - an international organization that enables students to operate small business ventures and interact with other aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • College Startup - Great site that started out by helping college students make money from their dorm room but now is a great general resource about entrepreneurship.

  • Discover Business - includes an entrepreneurship game and curriculum guides for teachers interested in teaching kids how to start a business.
  • 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 fields.
  • Gen-X Idea Café - caters to the business needs of Generation-X entrepreneurs with information, advice and fun.
  • Inc.’s Young Entrepreneur’s Survival Kit - profiles of business owners who started their businesses while students, along with numerous resources for young entrepreneurs.
  • Internal 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.
  • Kidpreneurs - committed to developing the entrepreneurial potential of tomorrow’s business leaders. It gives youngsters a step-by-step approach to business management.
  • The 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.
  • National 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 more.
  • 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.
  • National 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.
  • United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) - USHCC has a Youth Entrepreneurship Program that offers students an opportunity to "shadow" entrepreneurs.
  • YoungBiz.com - 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 - YoungEntrepreneur.com is a member-based online community for young entrepreneurs.
  • Young 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.

 

 

 

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