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Why wait for a job? These young people create business opportunities...

Entrepreneurship is flourishing in the Middle East, where nearly half the population is under 25 and youth unemployment hovers around 30 percent.
Collage of African women entrepreneurs (D.A. Peterson/State Dept./S. Gemeny WIlkinson)

We agree: Nothing beats being your own boss

Have you ever considered being your own boss? These African entrepreneurs started with ideas and an opportunity and turned them into a business.

She’s outfitting South Africa’s hip-hop scene

Over the next five years, millions of businesses around the world owned and run by women will expand by at least six employees, predicts the Global...
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Greenhouses of hope

Learn how an Albanian farmer got a second chance after the fall of communism through a USAID grant that helped him and other farmers increase production.
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Chile and Kenya offer fertile ground for social entrepreneurs

Business leaders looking to launch enterprises to make the world a better place will find support and opportunities in Santiago, Chile, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Tony Hawk skates off a kitchen counter.

Pro skater Tony Hawk empowers young people around the world

If you see skateboarders in your country, it’s likely that legendary athlete Tony Hawk has had something to do with it. Hawk is more than...
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Join this webchat and find out how free data can boost...

Could a new tool energize your business? On December 13, two experts will host a live webcast to discuss open government data.
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From refugee camp to New York City: An entrepreneur’s tale

Born in a Laotian refugee camp in Argentina, Monica Phromsavanh came to the U.S. at age 17 and quickly moved up the ladder in the fashion world.
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President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.