eJournal USA: Entrepreneurs: The Next Generation
19 October 2012
This volume is part of the Learner English series designed for beginner to intermediate students of English.
Many young people around the world share the belief that becoming an entrepreneur is the most effective and exciting way to make their dreams and ideas a reality. As the founder of an organization of young entrepreneurs writes in this issue, it gives them freedom to transform their own lives and their communities and change the world for the better.
To be sure, entrepreneurs, whether young or adult, face discouraging obstacles, particularly in countries with underdeveloped financial systems, overdeveloped bureaucracies and inadequate infrastructure. Yet, with support from the Internet, entrepreneurship “missionaries” and, increasingly, governments, today is a better time than ever to start a business.
This publication highlights a world of opportunities (and challenges) that waits to be explored by the next generation of entrepreneurs. You can be among them. It also discusses — and debunks — persistent myths about entrepreneurship and offers a set of questions you need to ask before you strike out on your own.
You can also meet some of your peers who have started their ventures and, in so doing, have set off on a new path in life.
Young Entrepreneurs Remake the World
Ankur Jain, founder and chairman of the Kairos Society
This is the perfect time for young people to experiment with entrepreneurial ventures.
7 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Business
Blind optimism is not a sensible strategy.
Taking on Google in Egypt
A new-generation Internet search engine aims to outshine the Library of Alexandria.
A $25 Sun-Powered Lamp for Millions
They “give back to society” while trying to make money.
Teenager Takes Charge of Events
She didn't know what entrepreneurship was when she started a business.
Dancing in the Online Marketplace
Ideas are exploding in former DJ's head.
Young Turks Chase Their Dream Projects
Silicon Valley is impressed.
How to Mix Arts and Money
Making money on alternative arts and music? They must be crazy!
Debunking the Myths
Don’t believe everything they say about entrepreneurs.
Why Did You Become an Entrepreneur?
Different life paths lead to entrepreneurship.