Monday, June 15, 2009

HAEO! Help an Entrepreneur Out

Only 1 question this week so lets pump out the answers!!!

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What do you need help with?: Want to start e commerce biz selling ipod accessories
Name: Robyn AmosE-Mail:
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Details: Need help on where to start like where to buy accessories wholesale and how to properly get set up for ebay and amazon-----------------------------

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Friday, June 12, 2009 Recognized for Impact on Global Job Creation

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The pros and cons of starting young


An article on USA Today recently dealt with young people, particularly those who are forced to start their own businesses because of limited job opportunities today. In fact, the 16-to-19-year-old unemployment rate in April was measured at a high 21.5%. But even before the crisis started, there was already a sizable number of teens and tweens who were their own boss. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy says that in 2006, the latest available data, there were 492,000 people younger than 25 who were self-employed.

Three examples were featured in the article. One is a college student who earns extra money by giving drumming lessons and performing onstage. Another is a girl who made a fortune out of marketing a hair-conditioner, the recipe of which is a family secret. The last is a girl as well that, frustrated with off-the-shelf body care products, decided she’d experiment and create her own.

They all became successful, but not before overcoming difficulties, some being specific to their age. First, obviously, is their lack of experience. Be it life experience or business experience, they didn’t have the luxury of having much of either to draw from. Then there’s the tough task of juggling work, school, and other activities normal kids their age do. Finally, being young makes it that much harder to convince other people to trust you, which means you often need to perform above par just to be treated seriously.

That said, starting early gives you a lot of advantage in the long run. By running a business, you learn infinitely more compared to taking a job elsewhere. A sense of responsibility becomes ingrained as you feel tied to the work that you do. Being young, it’s also easier to accept rejection, or at least get used to it, so that you accept it as part of the learning processes. And last, teens are definitely much more tech-savvy than older generations. Being connected comes natural, and they can utilize the full potential of available technologies much more readily simply due to earlier exposure.

Have you started your own business as a teen? What were the difficulties that you encountered then?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to find your Hidden Talent?

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur had a blog post to help people find their hidden talent so that they can live their dreams. I was included in the post as I'm listed at #50.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Do you have PASSION?

“If you had to encourage a college entrepreneur with one word what would it be and why?”


“Because if you are passionate about something you will make it through the tough times (which there will be) and you are not only doing something to make money.”

Danny Kofke How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher's Salary


“If you are passionate enough about your idea it will carry you over the delays, disappointments and rough spots that coming with starting something new. Money is never enough without passion.”

Professor Daniel M. FergusonOhio Northern University Assistant Professor of EntrepreneurshipDicke College of Business Administration


“Passion will get you up every morning, make you work harder than you ever thought possible, get you through the rough days and times and, through it all, you’ll still be happy at the end of each day which makes for less stress!”

Dayna Steele –


“Passion is the most important thing you need to have if you ever want to succeed as an entrepreneur. If you’re not passionate about your product or service, no one will be. Passion can be contagious, so keep it up and others will follow.

Passion will keep you focused. Don’t let others discourage you. Along the way, there may be people who tell you your idea won’t work. Your passion will help you push forward and prove them wrong.

And finally, without passion, you will never succeed. Being an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have – but it’s also the hardest. There’s no boss/supervisor telling you to get up and go to work every morning. And there probably won’t be a steady paycheck coming in every week to keep you going. You need passion to motivate you. You need passion in order to succeed.”

Jill FrechtmanFounder & PresidentFretzels by Jill, Inc.


“For making a difference. Passion for creating value with your own idea. Passion for brining partners, team members, investors and customers into your vision. Passion for the business of turning an idea into reality. It's been said that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. That is saying has been and continues to be true for my life. For college entrepreneurs the last two passions I listed will allow them to live exciting, fulfilling lives full of the first two. One of my favorite sayings does a much better job of explaining the concept: "The entrepreneur that thoroughly understands how to run a single company can run multiple companies at the same time." J.P. Getty. By learning the business of bringing ideas to life an entrepreneur can make many contributions over their career.”

Giovanni Isaksen Ashworth Partners Ltd.


“Your Passion for a chosen path may not make sense to anyone else, but that's OK, let them have their own Passion. Each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill; Passion is the spark that ignites uncontainable potential. Passion is what keeps you up at night, stirs you while you sleep, and wakes you in the morning with excitement to take on the day. Passion is the shield you cling to when the naysayers attack. Passion is knowing that what you are doing will make a difference.”

Amanda Weihrauch/BlackFuze Marketing

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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