Experts Weigh In: I’m a Twentysomething Entrepreneur

Experts Weigh In: I'm a Twentysomething EntrepreneurLast week, we took a look at 10 teen entrepreneurs who told us about their experience getting started with their own business. This week we’re talking to our panel of 40 twentysomething entrepreneurs on being fearless, driven, and energized when it comes to running their own businesses and building up their brands!

1. “The best thing about it is that all my friends constantly complain they’re shackled to their desks in jobs they absolutely hate. I get to meet a wide variety of interesting clients on a daily basis and implement my own ideas whenever I want. I work on my own terms, doing what I love. I love what I do every single day -­ you can’t put a price on satisfaction in your work life.”

- Nick Whitmore, 24, Managing Director, contentwriter.co.uk

2. “I think the best part about being an entrepreneur at my age is the opportunity to build my own legacy. I don’t have that complacency or false sense of security other people my age have when you’re getting a fixed salary at the end of the month. There’s a fire under me every morning! I work from home & I’m in control of my own time and I can fully enjoy work and spending time with my baby girl.”

- Ruth Noel-Samaroo, 25, Online Accounting Specialist, Noel Bookkeeping

3. “I’ve been living from my ventures for the past 4 years now, grown one of them to up to 30 employees and loved every moment of it. The thing I like the most about it is the complete freedom you have both in location and the way you schedule your day.”

- Gael Breton, 20s, Co-Founder, Copycog.com, Health Ambition, Authority Hacker

4. “#RAWR: The best part about being an entrepreneur while being in your 20′s is the understanding that you have more time than most current successful entrepreneurs. Time is life’s most important aspect and time can allow you from one day being good, to one day being great!”

- Johnathan Grzybowski, 20s, Marketing Director, Dino Enterprise

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Half Full or Half Empty?

Half Full or Half Empty?Life is unquestionably half full. Expecting good things to happen will lead to taking actions that produce positive outcomes. I believe that we should recognize that every day we wake up and know that our glass is half full.

My mom told me about a fable where a frog falls into a bucket of milk. Rather than giving up and drowning, the frog optimistically kicked and kicked trying to get out. He remained calm and tried to find a solution. He kicked and kicked and swam and kicked until he was able to hop out because the milk turned to butter! I interpret this to mean that if you are pessimistic and give up; you will essentially “drown.” However, if you believe in yourself, you can do anything.

As demonstrated in the picture above it is impossible for the glass to be half empty. It is either half full or completely full.

If we look at situations as half full or challenges as opportunities, we will discover that optimism is a way of life. The glass is, in fact, half full.

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Beat The Downturn! How Young Entrepreneurs Can Rise To Success

Starting a business as a student is an exciting and eventful experience where you will have to face many hurdles in order to become successful. Throughout the process of starting my own business, I went through several challenges that many students who own businesses face and learned a lot of lessons that I want to share today.

Worrying about your finances is perfectly normal for students and one where having a full savings account, wealthy parents, or another source of capital would certainly come in handy. Starting out on your own can still be done with a small capital, no matter what your financial situation looks like. Continue reading

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Awesome Affiliates: Hayley Hoverter of Sweet SerenDipItTea

Think back to when you were a sophomore in high school. Sneaking into the latest rated R flick seemed like the biggest venture in your life—what else could derive so much passion out of your young soul than sinfully indulging in an older activity? Hayley Hoverter, now 16 years of age, is an entrepreneur finding her way in the world of business with her inventive version of the sugar packet.

Feel bad about wasting your time sneaking in the back door of your local cinema? Yeah me too.

It is our pleasure to welcome the ever-promising Hayley in sharing her sweet, sweet story:

My LLC, Sweet SerenDipItTea, is a sales and marketing eco-friendly product company for soluble sugar packages. The product is sold to help eradicate the paper waste in cafes that would otherwise feed into landfills and contribute to pollution. Continue reading

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