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From a Cybercafe to the Heights of Davos: A Teenage Entrepreneur’s Journey to Become a Global Business Leader

Entrepreneurship - 09 August 2010

From a Cybercafe to the Heights of Davos: A Teenage Entrepreneur’s Journey to Become a Global Business Leader

The following is an excerpt from Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up, by Rob Salkowitz, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Reprinted by permission of the author. Suhas Gopinath knew he was in trouble. He had failed an exam at his high school in [...]


Why People Buy | Toms Shoes And Zappos

Entrepreneurship Thoughts - 08 August 2010

Why People Buy | Toms Shoes And Zappos

A while back, I posted a video about a TED talk in which the speaker presented that people don’t buy what you do but why you do it. I came across two stories today and wanted to share with everyone which supports that. We don’t buy Apple products because they’re functional (they are actually), or [...]


July 2010 Contest

Contests - 02 August 2010

July 2010 Contest

Last month, TeenBusinessForum had a video presentation contest.  The goal of this was to build up those presentation skills that all entrepreneurs need.  Whether you’re selling information, or a product, entrepreneurs have to be able to market themselves in addition to the product.  And the ones that practice the most are the most successful ones. [...]


Financial Life Lessons From Richdad’s Cashflow Game

Thoughts - 27 July 2010

Financial Life Lessons From Richdad’s Cashflow Game

Over the weekend, I got five of my friends together to play this game that’s like Monopoly.  The game Cashflow 101 was developed by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad.  It teaches people financial intelligence.  How can anyone learn financial IQ from a board game right?  I was skeptical in the beginning also.  [...]


Navigating the Sea of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship - 23 July 2010

Navigating the Sea of Entrepreneurship

This is a guest post by Paul McNeal.  He is the founder and CEO of The Sturgeon Group, LLC which aids individuals and small business with strategic planning and mentoring. In addition, he is the Executive Vice President of Infoition News Services, which provides Congress, Fortune 500 companies and high-profile trade organizations with clear, concise [...]


Creating The Successful Entrepreneur Mindset- Interview with Aaron Darko, MillionaireAt24.com

Entrepreneurship Interviews - 22 July 2010

Creating The Successful Entrepreneur Mindset- Interview with Aaron Darko, MillionaireAt24.com

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak with Aaron Darko from MillionaireAt24.com and creator of PushButtonMoney.  After looking through his blog a bit, I realized he talked a lot about creating the right mindset in order to be a successful entrepreneur.  Having the right mindset is not easy.  I hope this interview [...]


Raising Successful Entrepreneurs- Cameron Herald

Entrepreneurship - 19 July 2010

Raising Successful Entrepreneurs- Cameron Herald

I saw a really inspiring and truly lifting talk over on TED.com that I wanted to share with everyone- entrepreneur or not.  Cameron Herald is a coach for CEOs.  He talks about how our culture doesn’t teach kids to be entrepreneurs, but it should.  In the video, he tells story after story of all the [...]


Internet Marketing Tools- Digg and StumbleUpon

Internet Marketing - 16 July 2010

Internet Marketing Tools- Digg and StumbleUpon

This is a guest post by Tommy Odom.  Tommy is a young entrepreneur who is working on networking with his peers, learning and applying as much as he can. Currently he is writing articles for various blogs, TBF included, as well as starting his own entrepreneurial podcast, The Tommy Odom Show. The Internet is vast; [...]


Review Of Fiverr.com

Internet Marketing - 01 July 2010

Review Of Fiverr.com

I been looking at the site Fiverr.com in the last week.  If you haven’t heard of it, you’re missing out.  The concept behind Fiverr is simple- “what would you do for $5”?  Sellers post what tasks they are willing to do and buyers pay those sellers for that task.  The catch?  The site takes $1 [...]


First Speaking Engagement With NFTE

Entrepreneurship - 27 June 2010

First Speaking Engagement With NFTE

Last Saturday, I did my first ever workshop for NFTE.  NFTE is a global organization for teaching entrepreneurship to high school students.  I first got involved with them judging business plans a month ago.  Afterward, I received an invitation to do a workshop on “creating a website for your business”.  I immediately took the opportunity [...]