One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
One who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise while working two other jobs, volunteering, advocating for social change, going to school...
Youth make excellent entrepreneurs. They are idealistic, energetic and knowledgeable about local and global economies. Many young people believe in the importance of supporting small business operations and decentralizing power from giant corporations. Of course, many young entrepreneurs desire to be financially secure, but creating a long-lasting, reputable and socially responsible company is viewed as more important than being able to retire at 35. Have you got it in you? Take our quiz, read about youth who have become entrepreneurs, or take a ride down our 7-Step road to starting your own business!
Lessons Learned by Young Entrepreneurs
|Click on the markers to view the 7 steps on the The Entrepreneurship Course|
|Quiz||Ask Evan and Marilyn||Youth Employment Summit|
|Evan Carmichael and Marilyn Bromberg are both young entrepreneurs with a wealth of experience that they would like to share with you! Ask them entrepreneurship-related questions on TIG's discussion boards, and they will respond. Although Evan and Marilyn intend to be helpful, they are not experts on entrepreneurship. You may also want to seek council or advice from family, teachers, other entrepreneurs and experienced businesspeople.
Evan Carmichael is the co-founder of Max The Intern, a software company that helps its users strengthen relationships with their clients, prospects, and centres of influence. He is also founder of Evan Carmichael & Associates, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build the companies of their dreams!
Marilyn Bromberg is the Human Resources and Communications Coordinator at TakingITGlobal. Prior to TIG, she ran her own internet magazine, On The Wall, for three years. Marilyn began On The Wall when she found that her peers had trouble obtaining experience in their chosen career fields. Also, her peers did not feel that they had sufficient outlets to write about controversial issues. On The Wall grew to have over thirty volunteers and four part-time paid staff.
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The YES campaign was born out of a commitment to see that all young adults, especially youth facing poverty, have productive, decent and sustainable employment.
|Global Gallery: A Dream Job||Panorama||Understanding|
|When we are children most of us dream of becoming space explorers, police officers, secret agents or firefighters. As adults not many of us will walk into space or become James Bond. Some of us caught up in the hectic pace of times will not even dream. This is your opportunity to remember the job you dreamt of as a child, the job you dream of today, or is your job a dream? Submit an image that represents your dream job to this month's contest! Go there!||Our writers speak their minds in this month's issue. Read first-hand accounts of the business start-up process from members who have done it themselves; uncover thoughtful articles about how entrepreneurship can ameliorate conditions in communities; and discover articles that challenge the way business is taught and practiced. Follow your entrepreneurial curiosity to Panorama. Go there!||Entrepreneurship is not just a means to innovation, envisioning the impossible, or discovering new methods of productivity. It is, perhaps more importantly, also a fundamental force for change in the world. Year after year, millions of lives are improved as a result of new innovations in information communication technologies (ICTs), the education system, and the world of commerce and politics, to mention a few fields. Go to "Understanding" to read more.|