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Meet the YEC and Junior Insiders
Raising CEO Kids is proud to officially introduce you to The YEC and the Junior Insiders Program!
Forty-one percent of employers believe that the best place to begin entrepreneurship education is in the K-12 age range. The Young Entrepreneur Council is dedicated to providing the tools, mentorship and resources to help young people start their entrepreneurial journey at a younger age. They’re also committed to providing the same opportunities to parents and teachers whose guidance is so instrumental during that journey.
Most college students are worried about what party to attend next, but I was busy thinking of innovative ways to make my first million. I built Tatto Media from my dorm room, sold it a few years later for $60 million, and continued forward with big plans for my future.
The opposing forces of the economy tanking and technological advances soaring have created a prime environment for first-time entrepreneurs. That said, “entrepreneur” has become a buzz word associated with the few startup founders we’ve watched become millionaires, and even billionaires, overnight. As the media catapults these successful entrepreneurs to celebrity status, the separation between “us” aspiring entrepreneurs and “them” — the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world — grows. This growing separation can cloud your entrepreneurial pathway with unnecessary mystery.
Starting an online business is the last American Gold Rush. Think about it. These days, the top 1 percent of the country controls 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. This makes it harder and harder for the “Average Joe” to break into the business world and become a massive success, especially when it seems that we live in a world where chains and corporate conglomerates have taken over nearly every neighborhood in America.
Yet, for the time being, the Internet remains the one sanctuary where anyone — no matter who you are — can compete with the big players and still yield great results.
The class of 2012 is graduating from community colleges, four-year colleges and universities all across America this month. When they toss their caps in the air, I suggest you duck — because this graduating class has a lot to protest. While overall U.S. unemployment has dropped to about 8 percent — in part because many Americans have simply given up looking for work — recent college grads face a much more dismal reality: one out of every two was either jobless or underemployed in 2011.