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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 term “venture capitalist” was as foreign to the public as the “Internet.” That didn’t stop Pete Musser and Frank Diamond from starting Lancaster Corporation on Sept. 11, 1953 to “engage directly or indirectly in the…

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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 money in a property in Philadelphia, and by age 25, he took over Campus Apartments, functioning as CEO ever since. And he’s not alone. In fact, many entrepreneurs working today equate their success to an…

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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 definitely be taught, and when it is, it opens students’ eyes to new opportunities. In fact, entrepreneurship education is changing school for the better, adding leadership training to the skills and knowledge that students typically…

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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, which was held at City Hall in Philadelphia. As we drove down Broad Street, we chatted about the awards ceremony. Saaiba, who’s enrolled in the NFTE program at her school, was in the running for a $5,000 college…

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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. Countless inventors had come up with the idea of the light bulb, but none was able to execute the idea like Edison did. He made a light bulb that was commercially viable. Entrepreneurs like Edison…

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