News & Stories

Why You Should Start a Startup in College

We live in the age of entrepreneurship. Everyone knows that the best way to create wealth is to start something of your own. You can’t really live the life you want slaving away and working on making someone else’s dream a reality – who’s going to work on your dream then? Many people first go…

January 23, 2018

Finding My Own Path

Two years into college, I made a resolution: I decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. And then I decided that I would take a year off from school, and test this resolution. I wanted to create my own path instead of following one chosen for me, but I was anxious: what if my…

January 20, 2018

The Importance of Having a Great Team in a Startup

The best thing a successful entrepreneur can ever say is that there is no “I” in a startup. Maybe one person has a lucrative business idea that resonates, but it’s always a solid team that executes that idea and commits to turning the vision of a single person into a reality. This also applies to…

January 12, 2018

Entrepreneur, Know Thy Market: Why Market Research is Essential

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the success of your start-up is in the eye of the market. Many ambitious entrepreneurs who believe they have a paradigm-shifting product get so caught up in the genius of their idea that they don’t consider the fact that others may not be as enamored…

January 5, 2018

Young Entrepreneurs: If You Don’t Understand Customer Acquisition Costs, You Could Lose Big

If you want to understand what “customer acquisition cost” is and why it plays a critical role the success of your start-up, think of a small, poorly made teddy bear.   That small teddy bear is what you want to win at one of those semi-rigged carnival games, like throwing rings around bottlenecks or shooting…

January 5, 2018

Why Young Entrepreneurs Need to Learn the Art of Sales in College

You can’t major in “Sales” in most colleges. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t study the art of salesmanship, especially if you are a young entrepreneur looking to start their own business. In fact, failing to understand the importance of sales skills or thinking that it will be someone else’s job can be fatal to your…

January 2, 2018

3 Tips for Finding a Co-Founder in College

If you are an entrepreneur looking for a co-founder to join you on your start-up journey, where should you focus your search? Perhaps a place overflowing with an abundance of smart, talented people; young, motivated, hard-working and excited about the future. People who are fun to be around but dead serious about getting things done….

December 28, 2017

Top 5 Universities That Have Entrepreneurship Programs

Many entrepreneurs come from different walks of life and an array of backgrounds. However, if you are fortunate enough to know from a young age that entrepreneurship is for you, attending college in an entrepreneurship program is an excellent asset. Several colleges and universities across the country offer entrepreneurship programs. The Princeton Review created a…

December 21, 2017

Renee Mulder, founder of Rumble Media

Renee Mulder, founder of Rumble Media, currently lives in Chicago, Illinois and is fulfilling her dream of running her own business. Rumble Media is a “boutique digital marketing company specializing in social media for small and medium-sized business.” A marketing graduate of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mulder tells us that her main goal…

December 8, 2017

Top 5 Places for Students to Find Mentors As They Start Their Companies

No one person can succeed in running a startup alone. Entrepreneurs are not created in a void without a great deal of help from those who came before them. There are many mistakes to be made, but taking the time to find a mentor may help you avoid some of those mistakes, and can serve…

December 8, 2017

Top 3 Pros and Cons of Starting a Business While In School

While most students look to their post-graduate years to enter the business world, many students are getting their feet wet and creating their own businesses while still in school. Building a business from the ground up as a young soon-to-be professional is tough, but if done right, the payoff can be more than rewarding. Let’s…

December 8, 2017

Top 5 Competitions That Students Can Enter To Win Money

One of the greatest difficulties that student entrepreneurs face is finding the funding to start their businesses. Expenses add up quickly for things like travel, webpage hosting, promotional materials, physical product development, and legal fees. Luckily, every year there are endless competitions for students to enter in depending on their field and project scope. While…

December 8, 2017