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September 20, 2013

Forever Young: Safeguard celebrates its 60th birthday with an enduring spirit of entrepreneurship

In 1953, the average cost of a new home was $9,550. Gas was 20 cents a gallon, and the average annual wage was $4,000. The…

Posted by John E. Shave III

September 17, 2013

4 reasons entrepreneurship is crucial to a middle school education

CEO of Campus Apartments and this year’s 2013 NFTE Philadelphia Visionary Gala honoree, David Adelman started early. At age 13, he invested his Bar Mitzvah…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

February 14, 2013

Entrepreneurship Education: Building a Generation of Leaders

Some people will argue that entrepreneurship can’t be taught. They’ll say it’s either in the bloodstream or it isn’t. But they’re mistaken. Entrepreneurship can most…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

November 8, 2012

Entrepreneurship Opens Doors to New Opportunities

A couple weeks ago I drove Saaiba, a student at Samuel Fels High School, and three of her friends to the Sun Life Rising Star Awards,…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

September 26, 2012

Moving Dreams to Reality: How to Turn Ideas into Business Plans

Good ideas are a dime a dozen. Anyone can come up with a good idea. What separates ideas from businesses—and success—is execution. Consider Thomas Edison.…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

June 1, 2012

Week in Review: NFTE Philadelphia Business Plan Finals and Job Growth

The next generation of entrepreneurs are competing for $2,500 in seed capital, and it all culminates on Monday at the NFTE Philadelphia Final Regional Business…

Posted by John E. Shave III

May 21, 2012

Beyond the Business Plan: How to Help Budding Entrepreneurs Build a Business

When I was the age of our NFTE students, I tried out to be a member of the all-state honors chorus as an alto. As…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

March 21, 2012

Keeping Young Entrepreneurs Engaged: It’s a Community Effort

Recent data shows that high school graduation rates have improved. But the high school dropout rate in the U.S. still stands at 8.1 percent, according…

Posted by Sylvia Watts McKinney

March 9, 2012

Week in Review: The Role of CIO in Enterprise 3.0, Medivo Goes Mobile, and Alverix Adds Key Patents

Readers of this blog are well aware that entrepreneurship is one of our key themes—from our partner company CEO Q&A Series to our book recommendations…

Posted by John E. Shave III

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