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Student entrepreneurs from area universities recently earned cash prizes to further their business ideas at the Northwest Entrepreneur Competition. The competition, held Thursday by the Spokane University District and North Idaho College, featured 22 Pacific Northwest-based teams that presented business plans to three panels of regional business experts for a chance to win $42,000 in prize money.
Stay Alfred founder and CEO Jordan Allen has been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Pacific Northwest region.
Andy McCune, a 2014 Ferris High School graduate, was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of “30 under 30,” which recognizes young entrepreneurs.
Down the creaking stairs in his parent’s basement in Spokane, Daniel Dylina sits at his sewing machine and gridded table with scraps of cloth that he’s cut from the rolls of military-grade cloth stacked behind him.
One day shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Maria Horta Vorse stepped out of the shower and started to feel uneasy. Her blood pressure rose, she blacked out and she nearly died, she said, because the heat dehydrated her.
An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning accolades.
A new microloan program called Young Entrepreneur Power, or YEP, seeks 18- to 24-year-olds to apply for loans from $300 to $2,500 to create startups or business expansions under two qualifications.
A New York court has refused to throw out a fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors.
Bertie Weddell is the owner of Draba, a home-based conservation biology consulting firm. Weddell works at her home office in her former bedroom. Photo by Eric Sorensen/The Spokesman-Review
Most folks blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit tend to concentrate their energies on developing and growing new enterprises. But there's also a great need for their talents in established companies that are getting a little "long in the tooth." Q. I enjoy your observations about the keys to success in starting new businesses, but I work for a firm that's been around since Hector was a pup. We're fighting new competitors all the time but we never seem to be able to do anything really new or different. Is it possible for us to get an "entrepreneurial attitude" and turn this company around?
It has been said that if you want to give God a good laugh, tell him your plans. True, planning does not always produce desired outcomes in this age of unpredictability. More often than ever before, "the best laid plans of mice and men" are going awry. But despite this unavoidable uncertainty, the odds of achieving a desired goal increase exponentially, if we use a plan to guide our actions.