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Student Insights for Entrepreneur Interviews


Entrepreneur insights and perceptions related to their businesses were obtained through interviews conducted by students. Student insights and reflections regarding the interview process are shown on this page.

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“There were major points to analysis about the project. Not only was it meaningful but very helpful on how many steps it takes to get to what I must achieve in order to become an entrepreneur. All the struggles one must do to succeed to progress in business. One of the most important structures in business I learn was keep in touch with pervious costumers for future references. Another thing I gain was how someone can become an entrepreneur do to the cause of someone bad experience and makes them want to be the difference in business. The ups and downs in being an small business owner the positive and the negative side of things. For example how someone depends on economic situations, how it can changes from one day to the next. For instance how communication went from face to face to social networks from verbal to text file. How Television plays a big role in economic trends and advertising. Why it was such an outstanding project cause it haves all this different outlooks and important questions and ideal topics for an aspiring entrepreneur. It focus on crucial points one might want to know about what different structures of business.  Over all it was very helpful and was a great experience to interview someone with a business recognition”.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 22:40:27

       The most meaningful part of this project by far was thinking and writing about my grandfather that had recently passed away. My grandfather was and will always be the most influential person in my life. I look up to him and hope one day I will become half the man he was. My grandfather always told me the most important thing was education. Anything I set my mind to I could accomplish with the write educational tools in the field I decide was wright for me.
The Greedy family LLC was created by my grandfather Jim Greedy to one day be ran by his grandchildren. My mother stepped up to run the business in the meantime but hopes one day I will be prepared to take over. She struggles each and every day to run the business smoothly with little previous knowledge in business, but is satisfied to know this is what I want to pursue in life. I plan on continuing to run this business with great integrity.  I am grateful for all my grandfather has done for my family. Now it is my time to make him proud and continue my education in order to be well prepared for taking over the family LLC.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 23:06:29

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING TO ME THAT I FEEL I EXPERIENCED DURING THIS PROCESS, WAS THE POWER OF CONSTANT HUSTLE.
IN ORDER TO EVEN START A BUSINESS YOU HAVE TO HAVE CONVICTION. ONE MUST BELIEVE WHAT THEY HAVE SET OUT TO DO AND PRESS ON DESPITE DOUBTER'S AND CHALLENGES, BECAUSE THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO PERSEVERE. IN THE MIDST OF STARTING UP YOUR BUSINESS A PERSON SHOULD EARN WHAT YOU CAN FROM YOUR BUSINESS AND REINVEST IT VS. CREATING UNNECESSARY DEBT THROUGH LOANS AND FINANCING. YOU CAN ALSO LEARN FROM THE HUSTLE OF THOSE WHO DID WHAT YOU ARE REACHING FOR OR SIMILAR TOO. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IF YOU DO NOT CONTINUE TO REINVENT YOURSELF FOR YOUR AUDIENCE/CUSTOMER. YOU WILL LOSE AND YOUR COMPETITION WILL PREVAIL. THE CUSTOMER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF YOUR BUSINESS,THEREFORE, ONE MUST HUSTLE TO GAIN AND MAINTAIN THAT CUSTOMER. BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUR BUSINESS
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 23:37:13

This project was really very helpful for me. I got an inside look at the mind of an entrepreneur. I learned that you have to have a lot of drive and passion in order to do well. What also was helpful was that my entrepreneur was from a different country (Philippines). I was able to see how different it is from entrepreneurs here. It was also great to just basically talk to someone who had built their business and to see the hardships they had to go through.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-21 16:26:50

who you will meet, and when you are running a business you have to act with the most direct respect for a client. With the bails bonds business I seen all kinds of different characters walk in to the bail office and there amount of problems varied from low to extremely high. Half of the amount of calls from people incarcerated would tell him anything just to make a phone call. Yet my friend who owns the bails bond company treated each person as if they were royalty. No matter how broke or down-and-out the people were he made it a mission to help them out as much as he possibly could. These acts of kindness are what help keep him in business.
Anther helpful point that I learned about was the amount of organization and paper work which needed to be complete at the end of day. I tried to help my friend as much as I could but my inexperience just got in the way. Being organized and punctual is a crucial part of being a business owner. With the bails bonds business if you lost or misplaced certain papers or documents you could be jeopardizing a client’s freedom. I learned that if you don’t act immediately you could lose a sale or have a very unhappy customer.
Date Submitted: 2011-04-21 22:38:56

The most meaningful thing about this project was that before doing it I did not really understand the steps one must first do before proceeding in the Business Industry. While I was interviewing {name removed] I realized that opening up a Business takes a lot of time as well as effort and dedication.  By conducting this interview it allowed me to see how the marketing industry works as well as the human resource department.  I also felt that this interview experience shall help me a tremendous amount in my business. I felt by being around a business environment this allowed me to really see how customers react to different kind of service.  I also learned that the better the product the more customers it will attract.  
This project was very meaningful because it allowed me to really grasp the information that I was given.  This experience really made me understand the little things on how to run a business.  I will use this experience for my future business by taking all the information that was presented to me into full consideration.  this interviewing also allowed me to see what the owner of this company was going through due to the economic hardship.  The owner gave me a lot of advice that would help me later on in life and in my career.  Despite mine and his differences I still took all his ideas into affect.
Date Submitted: 2011-09-26 02:38:41

The most meaningful thing I got from this project was seeing first hand the feeling of accomplishment and independence from the entrpreneur. The Enthusiasm and information my interviewee had given me, made me feel confident and more prepared. My interviewee spoke to me about independence,preparedness,buisness opportunities, how to read people, and last but not least, how to succeed in a company by understanding the buisness aspects that come along with deciding to own a small buisness. What I also found interesting were some of the methods that were used and utilized in the buisness. For example, when we spoke about customers and reading their body language to find out what appeals to them, data was collected based on how the customer interacted with the product. Knowing what kind of products your customers are using most are key to making the buisness a successful one. The observational method was used in this case and it worked for the company. This showed me how a simple observational method was put into action simply by just presenting a product and watching what type of outcome resulted.
This project has allowed me to collaborate my ideas in a way that's more organized and structured. My interviewee advised me to research as much as possible and gave me insights on what it really takes to run a buisness. I will definitely begin to plan, research and collaborate my ideas to better prepare myself for my future buisness. I enjoy learning about new methods and I'm always looking for resources to help me with any ideas I may have. The interview process allowed me to see what strong characteristics an entrepreneur should posses. As I conducted the interview I immediatlely noticed the independence,confidence and willingness to change the buisness according to how products are selling. I learned how owning a buisness can bring much reward and satisfaction to the owner. I enjoyed the conversation and learned that a buisness will survive if proper steps are taken and you never stop looking for ways to improve your productivity. Overall, this experience was very rewarding and beneficial. I got a small preview to what the begining of owning a small buisness really looks like.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 09:15:45

    By interviewing an entrepreneur, i understand how hard to be a profsesional entrepreneur.I know to be a entrepreneurs need to the basic quality and conditions. This makes me have a clear goal in the later study .Such as the professional knowledge,professional etnics,these are very important for me. So i need study hard from now on, so that i can have the basic conditions for the future when i open my company.The most important is I should have a positive enterprising heart.
    In addition, from the interview I learned before i open my company, I should clearly understand the current situation,and how to maintain the superiority in the competition.Starting a company is simple, but if you want to continue for a long time, that will be very difficult.So I must think about a long-term strategy to face all kinds of challenges,that is i must do well first.The company's internal management is very important,so I must make a set of effective management plan. I know these are not enough for opening a company, so I still need to get more knowledge skills and management,these must be practicing in my future study and life.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-07 17:24:55

This project means to me that there are other things out there about certain business I did not know about. The way how the type of business I learned was how it is a risk that you take when you are in it. Managing a business for your own need is not easy as it seems. Everything you do to make profit is basic on what you do for customers. Some people have their methods of running a business differently than others. Knowing what the different trainings business supply their employees are quite interesting to what I learned from one business.

At first I thought of this project was going to be hard to do, but it was not as hard as I thought. As the day of the interview happen, it was easy cause we just asked them questions for them to answer that we recorded by writing their response down. Learning about how someone runs their business gives us to learn what their mistakes were and avoid it. The more you learn from a current business owner will I believe benefit us in the way of how we are suppose to mange a small business. So far from the start of this business class I am in, it hard since beginning to now; yet I still love the things we talk about when running a business. Out of all the projects I have done related to business, this business interview project would be my favorite because it is teaching me the basic ways of a business.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 15:05:06

The most meaningful thing about this project was the interview itself. I appreciated the chance to see the thought process of a business owner. We didn't really talk about how to run a business. I didn't get a much insight into the industry either. However, the advice he gave was very valuable not just because it was useful, but also because the knowledge he shared with me was hard-earned.

I was very inspired by the entrepreneur I interviewed. This interview also strengthened my resolve to start a business of my own. The enthusiasm and dedication he had for his business was very moving and inspiring. It made me want to experience those things myself.
Date Submitted: 2011-10-10 01:33:39

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