College Q&A

Hello everyone! I am going to be answering the couple questions I got about college! Hope you enjoy, and if you haven’t yet, please do subscribe to my blog for weekly posts! ❤

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Emma asked, Is college harder or easier than you expected? If you could warn/tell your past self about one thing (before going to college) what would it be?” 

First, college is academically easier than I expected. Somehow in my mind I had made college out to be very, very difficult, academically speaking. And obviously there are harder classes, tough days and assignments you wish never existed, but overall college is easier than I expected it to be. In other aspects college is about the same as I thought it was going to be. Some professors are great, some aren’t. There are lots of great people, and some are not so great. Most of the college systems and staff are bureaucratic and the dorms and food are crap. Which is why I am so happy that I am living at home!

Second. This one’s pretty hard. Continue reading

Business

You need several things to succeed in business. Personality wise, you need to be organized, driven, and able to set goals and get them done. You need to have vision—what the business will look like in so many years, how you want it. You must be motivated and uplifting in order to accomplish. And you need to have some know-how.

Over the last nine months I have learned a lot about business, from my school course and real life. I have learned skills like marketing, building websites, dealing with people, and so much more from school. And since I was fourteen I have worked at a small business in my town. This has given me a great opportunity to see a small business in action, to be a part, but also to learn valuable skills in dealing with people, solving problems, dealing with stress and time restrictions, getting stuff done well, and also the reward: your pay.

Also, my sister has her own business Continue reading

Selling Your Business

“I will sell my business when it makes a profit of x dollars a year, so that I can do…..”

If you start a business early on, or inherit one, you have great opportunity to make it a very, very successful business, raking in millions of dollars a year. Depending on your focus in life, and what you want to do, you may decide to sell your business after say, 30 years, to focus on something else.

You may want to start another business because you love the challenge. You may want to retire because you have enough money to retire early. It really depends on your situation and what you want to do.

A very important thing, in my opinion, is your calling. Your job should support your calling. In the case of being a rich business owner, you could sell your successful business at a profit and then use your money to fund your calling. Continue reading

Small Business Or Apprenticeship?

There are many reasons to start a small (or large) business. I think being an entrepreneur and business owner is great. You feel satisfaction at your success, you’re happy to be doing what you like (hopefully), you can make tons of money if you’re successful and you’re your own employer—you can manage your own schedule and get vacations, time off when you like. The list of benefits goes on….

However, when you are still at a young age, maybe in your teens, starting your own business can be hard. It’s daunting to me, though if I had a good idea I would consider it. Instead of starting your own business, you can get an apprenticeship or a job with a mentor. This allows you to learn the valuable skills necessary for starting your own business in the future. You can ask questions, get experience and maybe even get ideas for your own business. An opportunity like this can even give you experience in the workforce and in a business environment.

I have a great job at a local business where I live. It is not an apprenticeship, but I am learning very valuable skills. Not only am I working in a business environment, but I am also learning the particular job. Depending on my future situation I may start a business or not, but for now I am happy learning all the skills I need to succeed in the future.