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A Road Map for Up-and-Coming Newcomers

Young entrepreneurs -- and those who wish they were -- can always use a guiding hand or just someone to bounce ideas off. Here are a few resources that can help:

The Young Entrepreneurs Organization
An international network of CEOs below the age of 40. Offers peer groups, resources, and educational programs through more than 70 chapters in most major U.S. cities and 22 countries.
1321 Duke St., Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703 519-6700

The Executive Committee (TEC Worldwide)
Runs support groups for CEOs. For newer entrepreneurs, TEC for Emerging Entrepreneurs is the place. It accepts CEOs who run companies with just $750,000 in sales.
5469 Kearny Villa Rd.
First Floor
San Diego, CA 92123-1159
800 274-2367
619 627-4050

The Master of Business Dynamics Program
A three-year series of seminars for entrepreneurs at fast-growth companies and their top managers. For $36,000 annually, four executives will get training on every aspect of operating a business. Run by the founder of the YEO, Verne Harnish.
21246 Dubois Ct.
Ashburn, VA 20147
703 519-4355

The Young Entrepreneurs' Network
An online community and information center. There are chat rooms, a newsletter, sales leads.
376 Boylston St.
Suite 304
Boston, MA 02116
617 867-4690

Premier FastTrac
An 11-session, $500 business development program that offers instruction to entrepreneurs on how to rev up and expand their businesses.
The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
888 777-GROW

And for budding entrepreneurs...

The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Runs entrepreneurship training programs for inner-city secondary school students.
120 Wall St.
29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
800 367-6383
212 232-3333

Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization
Puts on educational seminars and conferences for young people who want to become entrepreneurs.
312 996-9130

Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs
Provides resources and training to people at the college level interested in starting businesses.
800 766-8169

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Primary, secondary, and college-level training in entrepreneurship.
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
888 777-GROW




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