A Career as an Entrepreneur

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Business has been a large part of my family, and has started to grow on me. My dad worked in sales for many years, and is now the President of a company in Staples. My mom started her own cleaning business, and now works for herself, as well as my uncle owns a golf course, and a pump and well business. My other uncle has his own handy man business, while one of my aunts operates a redimix and construction company . So I guess it could be said, business is kind of in by blood. What I know When it comes to business, especially when it comes to starting one, I tend to think I know it all. Yet in reality, I don't really even know how to get started, enough to make a business efficient, or even get the doors open enough to make the first dollar. When I first think of working/operating a business, I think of no boss but myself, the rules are made by me and no one else, and that seems like a great plan in my eyes. As well as having all company profit coming directly to me, and I get to decide what happens with it. Although I know there is more to it than that, there is forming a budget, working with customers, knowing when to expand, and when to coast through. I also know that in the world of business, that if you aren't moving ahead, you are moving backwards. What I want to know I am interested in knowing more about starting and operating my own business. With what I have seen in the developing world around me, business has become more and more popular, I realized it is a great potential career path for me. So I would like to know, where to start, what schooling is needed, where do I make my business legal, how important is the work environment and gathering employees. Or is some of that afterthought stuff, that only matters if i... ... middle of paper ... ... a Business" United States Small Business Administration 2-28-14 http://www.sba.gov/content/register-your-fictitious-or-doing-business-dba-name Abrams, Rachel, Eavis,Peter "Buffett Hints at More Heinz-Like Deals in Annual Letter" http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/buffett-hints-at-more-heinz-like-deals-in- annual-letter/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=business&_r=0 "Business Taxes" IRS 3-1-14 http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Business-Taxes "Incorporating-and-Registering-a-Business" 2-28-14 http://answers.usa.gov/system/templates/selfservice/USAGov/#!portal/1012/article/2811/ Incorporating-and-Registering-a-Business Interview President of Stern Manufacturing Bob Jackson 2-26-14 Interview business teacher Anne Hutchinson 2-27-14 "Top 10 College Majors" The Princeton Review http://www.princetonreview.com/college/top-ten-majors.aspx

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