By Hari Sreenivasan
Entrepreneurs are often imagined as twenty-something recent college dropouts. But in fact, people ages 45 to 64 start businesses at higher rates than do their younger peers -- and plenty of seniors are in startup mode, too. Economics correspondent Paul…
By Paul Solman
Dame Stephanie Shirley was so sick of being patronized that she decided to start her own software business -- then a laughable idea for a woman. But when her child was diagnosed with autism, it drove her toward a new…
By PBS NewsHour
As school starts back, Carlos Watson hopes that in addition to lessons in math, science and computers, entrepreneurial students are also getting some lessons in salesmanship. The CEO of a digital media company, Watson offers his humble opinion on why…
In the days after Thanksgiving, malls will be packed with bargain hunters. But the following week, many shoppers will participate in “Giving Tuesday,” an occasion that focuses on charity. One company that may attract attention: Article 22, which aims to…
There’s been a boom in female entrepreneurship in cities around the country, but when it comes to construction, there remains a lag. For Nellie Torres, a woman of color, it was doubly challenging to enter the industry. After years of…
The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. is African-American women. But minority-owned businesses often face greater challenges getting funding. The NewsHour’s April Brown profiles two women who have bucked the stereotypes and gotten resourceful to launch their ventures.
By Laura Santhanam
Men still vastly outnumber women 10-to-1 across industrialized nations, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
It’s back-to-school season, but these students have taken their brainstorming outside the classroom to solve pressing, real-life problems. Visit a competition where teams of student inventors pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to guests posing as investors, who vote on the best…
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