Articles in Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Building a Network: ‘One Simple Connection Can Lead to So Much’

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Through his venture, GivingBackPacks, high school student Alex Swerdlow has learned the value of developing a social mission. At the same time, he has begun to master one of the most vital business skills: making connections. One simple e-mail can lead to endless possibilities.

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Denim in the Raw: ‘There Is No Better Time than Now to Start Your Business’

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KWHS interviewer Avivah Hotimsky recently sat down with Adina Luo, cofounder of Black Box Denim, to discuss her passion for great-fitting jeans and for building a brand.

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Retail Careers of All Shapes and Sizes

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Football fans are likely lining up outside a Finish Line store in Gainesville, Fla. Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam, who signed a million-dollar contract last year as a first-round pick, has decided to work in the mall during the off-season to get experience for the day when he hopes to become a retail entrepreneur. Industry insiders agree that solid store experience is a great first step toward a career in retail, whether you plan to work as a buyer, merchandiser or even social media maven. KWHS explores various retail careers.

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The Week in Review:

Is Bossy the Other “B” Word?

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Seldom does one word get people talking so much, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg couldn’t be happier. Her new “Ban Bossy” campaign is meant to elevate the conversation around what prevents women from becoming leaders in hopes of ultimately encouraging more women to step up. KWHS called on Wharton student Katlyn Grasso, founder of a company that works to empower high school girls, to offer her perspective on “bossy.”

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Moziah Bridges Is Bringing Dapper Back

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On February 5, 2014, the University of Toledo attempted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the number of bow ties that were tied simultaneously. This quirky display no doubt captured the attention of one young entrepreneur in Memphis, Tenn., who has fastened – and fashioned — his fair share of bow ties. Meet Moziah Bridges, the mastermind behind Mo’s Bows.

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The Week in Review:

Who Is Joey Hudy, Boy Genius, White House Guest?

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During the 2014 State of the Union Address on January 28, U.S. President Barack Obama talked about the accomplishments of one of his invited guests, 16-year-old Joey Hudy. Who is this wonder teen? Here’s a hint: Think shooting marshmallows.

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Making It Big in Fashion Publishing

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Project Runway, Fashion Star, Plain Jane – reality TV shows about fashion are everywhere these days, fueling an ever-greater passion for fashion among the world’s style-conscious teens. And social media provides the platform to not just love fashion, but to also share your insights and begin building your brand as a fashionista. KWHS talks with Laura Woods, a 16-year-old from Australia who publishes Dalliance magazine and who is plotting her path to fashion-publishing greatness.

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A Young Photographer Sees His Lens as a ‘Creative and Powerful Conservation Tool’

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Udayan Rao Pawar, a 9th grader from India, recently won the 2013 Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award from the U.K.-based Natural History Museum. He hopes to leverage his love for the lens into a career as a conservationist. But one professional wildlife photographer offers some cautionary advice.

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