Archive for May, 2012
I am seeking an internship in the business field in New York City or Long Island for this summer. I am very enthusiastic and highly motivated and seek to complete all projects in a timely and efficient manner. I am currently doing my undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware and have just completed my sophomore year. I plan to graduate in 2014 with a double major in Marketing and Management. I am seeking a position in which I can gain hands on knowledge and experience in my field. I have had some experience including building customer databases, working with powerpoint and dealing with customer service. I am eager to grow and participate in real life business interactions.
Mike is the founder of the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, author and his new company, Obsidian Launch
1. What is your number one piece of advice for entrepreneurs?
Get started NOW! When someone is starting a company a million excuses can come up (too much responsibility, not enough money, etc). What someone can fail to realize is that you’ll never be 100% equipped to start a company. In your 20’s you might be too young, then in your 30’s you have the responsibility of your family, your 40’s are about your kids, and then in your 50’s you’re too old for the risks. That is why it is best to get started early. Even studies show that the earlier someone starts the more success one can have.
2. Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Entrepreneurs are born that way, just like a professional athlete. All the training in the world cannot make an athlete a professional and the same goes for an entrepreneur. The trait I think all entrepreneurs have in common is an appreciation for risk. What this means is you see the positive side of taking a risk, that when you “fail” it helps you to figure out how to make something work, that a risk is actually an opportunity.