We recently celebrated our one-year anniversary. To mark this momentous occasion, we launched a public relations campaign in support of The Youth Entrepreneurship Act, legislation we brought to Congress this past summer.
Entrepreneurship needs to be a priority in American government. That's why the bipartisan initiative addresses:
- Student loan forgiveness programs
- Expanded access to micro-loans
- Increased investment in entrepreneurship education
And, just in case you missed it, here's a highlight of content from community members featured around the web.
Top 5 New Original Posts by Members on Media Partner Sites
Nathan Lustig on Fast Company:
5 Lessons For Raising Money From Family and Friends
Getting funds from people who know and care about you can be easier and less complicated than raising money from professional investors, but there are drawbacks.
Erica Nicole on ForbesWomen
Risk It All: How to Master Fear and Manage Small Business Risks
If you've been hesitant about your next risky move, follow these proven steps to master fear and make business more manageable.
Jonathan Mead on Portfolio
Avoid This Fatal Myth About Monetizing
Millions of online subscribers and sustained advertising revenue are tough to come by -- a lesson entrepreneur Jonathan Mead learned the hard way.
Zach Cutler on Forbes
Publicity: Every Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon
Passionate entrepreneurs who lack cash can successfully market their ventures with publicity. And those who do so will find additional benefits that no advertising campaign can deliver.
Cari Sommer on Fast Company
Is Now the Right Time To Raise Capital?
With the billion-dollar IPOs happening in the start-up world, it's easy to get swept up in the fundraising fever. Here are three things to consider when thinking about seeking outside funding for your start-up.
Top 5 From theYEC.org
Do You Own a Business -- Or a Job?
The difference between working "in" vs. "on" your business is really a matter of putting systems in place to enable your business to grow beyond you taking on everything. Here's how to do it.
How to Survive a Bad Business Break-Up
Kent Healy learned the hard way that a business partnership is like a marriage. Here he discusses what its like to go through a nasty divorce and how he rebounded from the experience.
How My 9-to-5 Became a Business Incubator
Eric Bahn, founder of Beat the GMAT, tells the story of how he worked his day job until his was business cash-flow positive and ready to go full-time.
Just Because You Build It, Doesn't Mean They Will Come
Use these four tips for getting the attention of the your target audience -- even if you're a small fish in a big pond.
Q&A's Around the Web
Wall Street Journal
How to Market on the Cheap
I just launched a hole-in-the-wall candy store near my college campus and I have very little money for marketing. What tools or tips can you offer me to increase store traffic and get people talking about my brand?
Business on Main
How Do I Create Press Materials That Aren't Boring?
I feel like most press releases are dull and boring. What tips do you have for crafting a press release that really stands out?