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I learned that getting into business isn't easy, but if you put your mind to it you can do it.  A car customization business would be a very good business to have because lots of people want to get their cars to look different then others.

You need to start or buy a business you believe in if other people don't understand why you are doing starting it.  The best way to get your business known is to have people tell people and to network it.

If your going to start a business in hopes to get rich don't because it will never work it needs to be something that you love doing and owning if you hate it it will never work.


Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 12:03:00

<p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The information that I obtained from doing this project was very insightful and helpful for me and my future if I plan on starting a business.  The entrepreneur that I interviewed gave me some good information that I can hold onto and use later in my life. I've known him for quite some time and he has done security for a lot of celebrities. His business has been doing really well over the years. I think I would like to form a business around security services. The industry in which he works in seems to be doing really well and the recent recession hasn't really effected the business.</p>
<p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>What I liked the most about this interview was how honest and humble this man was about his business. He wasn't bragging or over-exaggerating with how his business is ran. He was just a regular average guy who you wouldn't even know has a successful business. It was nice of him to take time away from his busy schedule to have a sit down interview with me. What i also liked about the interview was that he was answering questions that I'm sure other people and myself would like to know. He gives me inspiration to try and start up my own business, but I know it's not going to be easy and times have changed since he started up his business.</p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 10:28:35

I learned that making a business work is no simple task. Many people have the dream, but few have the will and the commitment to see a business through. Certain personality traits can help or harm how you handle a business. If a person does not remain motivated, especially during the first two years of business then he/she is very likely to fail. Taking a personality test to see how your characteristics match with the ones better suited for business is a good way to see if you are likely to succeed. This is meaningful to me because I believed financial requirements to be the greatest impediment to business success.
I found out that the most difficult thing about starting a business isn’t the financial requirements. Often, the people that fail are well-funded but don’t have the personal characteristics to make it in a business. I also found out the excessive amount of work it takes just to keep your business floating or giving it proper follow up. It takes much more work than I had previously believed it would take. If I ever decide to start a business, I now know to expect hard work and long hours without many benefits at the beginning. I now believe the most vital thing about starting a business does not have to do with paperwork or loans but with having the right set of personal characteristics.
Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 02:55:35

<p>This project was meaningful too me because I now know wat it would take too have a business. When I am done witht this project I will have learned how too start up a business.  I now know that the goals that Ihad in mind before i can now rethink about it now that I have knowledge of it. I will have learned that I would need a place too start a business like an establishment. I will have learned that I would need too be dependable. I also know that i have too only relay on myself.</p>
<p>I will have learned that I could depend on my own credit. I will have also learned is that I have too build credit in order to move in the business industry. I will have taken with me the facts that can help me get financial aid if I ever needed it. That there will always be new businesses that need too be made or need growing. That too never ever be afraid to just go out there an do it. I will have learned the basics of how a busiess is started an runs.</p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 20:47:34

<p>The most meaningful to me about this project is how I was able to learn where Joseph Baur's passion for his business came from. It made me look back to how my daily jobs can and will help direct me to my career. Joseph Baur started as a maintenance man and has now become a man in over $20 million dollars invested in real estate rental properties. It was also interesting to see how he never had that much schooling and how he was still able to learn his was and start what he has. But he also taught me that patience is important. He told me a story how he almost lost everything by a bad discission. He purchased a piece of property in Flordia without doing research and was on the verge or bankrupcy because of it.</p>
<p>So the second thing i learned that research is important. Just doing look at the cover of everything, but look at what is hiding underneath. Something might look really good, but in the end might be a bad choice, but you'll never know if you don't try. This project has opened my eyes alot and i believe this is a good project for anyone no matter what your major is.</p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 15:13:28

What was most meaningful about this project was the person I interviewed. She is an old family friend of mine, yet I've never really talked to her about her business. It was great to get this insight from someone I know and can trust. Seeing how she's gone from leaving college to going to hair styling school to owning her own business makes you think that a lot is possible if you have to goal and are driven and making it happen. She spoke about having great mentors and I know if I ever went into business of my own that I would have a reliable and experienced mentor.

Our conversation about the matter didn't end there. After the interview we went to lunch and I got a haircut from her and the conversation never really stopped. There was always a new question and answer to go a long with it, and in some cases a new approach on how to handle the matter. This was a great experience to ask myself "Do i have what it takes to start my own business?". I'd like to think yes, but only time will tell when that moment comes to make that big leap forward. It will be a journey!
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 13:42:46

<p>I have learned a lot of business' information and experiences from this project. The project is really useful and helpful for me to find a job or to set up my own business in the furture. Small businesses is not as easy as I think. The boss or owner needs to face much pressure, to take care their employees and customers, to decide each next step the company walks forward. Before I study this class, I thought samll businesses are such as hair salons, restaurants, grocery stores, ect.. Now I get mor and more interested in business. Not only will I can administrate my own company but also I might have more time and money to do anything I want.  </p>
<p><br />This time, the entrepreneur I interviewed is my father who has seted up the company for 25 years. He has many experiences of international business trade. He ever said to us that "starting a business is hard, but running a business even hard." All the big companies begane from entrepreneur or partnership. There are 200 comanies at least are stared  per years in Taiwan; however, a few companies are still running after 5 years. Now the whole world is stuffing a though time, global warming and economic decline. Those problems affect our food, clothing, shelter,<br />and transportation, which is releated every kind of businesses all over the world.  </p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 02:30:48

<p>The most meaningful thing about this project was the experience to go out there and interview a person who has made it out in the real world. We learn about the entrepreneur in our book and by doing this project we can correlate the information from the book into the real life person that we interviewed. The whole experience was great going outside of the school setting and obtaining new knowledge from a new source other than the book. As being a hands on learner, i learn the material that we have gone over more in a hand on setting. Being able to pick the brain of a entrepreneur was a great experience and not many business classes gives us the opportunity too.</p>
<p>The person i interviewed has been a friend of mine for the last four years and he is the one who works on my car. The opportunity to get him outside the shop wasnt hard but by talking to him on a more business like atmosphere was different for the both of us. The things that he has told me i didnt even know or realize as a peer or friend outside of school or the project setting. Be able to pick his thoughts and ideas are great in a sense that i have other information and another source i can go to if i do take another business class or need to know something that is small business or business in general related. This project was a awesome experience.&nbsp;</p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 00:56:33

<p>Answer: I received a great opportunity to network with an existing business that was a privilege to actually get a chance to see all the different aspects that go into running a small company. I also was fortunate to receive the opportunity to a tell patty (the business owner) some ideas of mine for my fast food restraint. Since my fast food location was within a 15-mile radius. That was a great opportunity for her customers to receive coupons to my future business and promote my restaurant.<br /><br />Also another very meaningful aspect of this project, was the question asking, "what advise can you offer to an aspiring entrepreneur?". She answered that you must remember the customer is now your boss.The customer will ultimtley deciede if your company is&nbsp; sucessful or is not. They decide&nbsp; when its necesary for you to be present, what hours to be open for business,what you will serve, and prices that would be best meet the interest of yor public. So in conclusion this project was very helpful because it was a eye opener to realistic problems that we might be faced with.<br /><br /></p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 23:58:30

<p>The most meaningful part of this project was having the chance to get with an actual entrepreneur and talking to them about there business and opinion on it. I was able to ask them questions where they gave me there opinion based on there experience to the business world and how they handle some of these sitatuations. Not only did they make me think about business planning but also made them have a different perspective and think about how there business is running. And also when starting a business there is always a risk that your business may not go how you want it. Another would be that she gave me situations that often happen in a business and how to go about fixing them and making your company grow.<span style="font-family: Arial;"> She gave me a lot of key points on how to maintain and  operate a successful business, like </span><span style="font-family: Arial;">being able to manage yourself will help you mange  your business and keep it succesful.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-family: Arial;">This was meaningful because I was able to sit down and talk to someone with experience and was able to be given ideas and advice on how to run a successful business. It gave me alot of insights on how it was going to be and how I would go by handling situations. And it opened my mind to help me figure out what I want to do in my career and how I can go by doing so and the steps I would need to take to get there. She let me know that it isn't easy but there is a reward when you have a succesful business that rSome uns on its own becasue when you put the hard work into it the payoff is even greater. <br /></span></p>
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 19:46:52

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