In the past the people who drove the world were usually middle aged individuals. Nowadays young people, some even in their teens control the direction society is heading towards.
Young entrepreneurs like Sawyer Howitt see the world through a fresh set of eyes. young people also have fewer responsibilities. they can devote all their time and energy towards achieving a goal. While it may seem like young people have all the advantages one they don’t have is experience. a lack of experience can cause the smartest person to make a critical mistake. With that being said here are a few things young entrepreneurs should know.
Don’t be Afraid to Take a Risk
Many people want to start a business but are waiting for the right moment. The hard truth is there usually is no right moment. Waiting for the right moment can easily turn into procrastination. The best course of action is to dive in head first. Sure it’s a risk but the reward is often times worth it.
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Stick to the Plan
Our society is moving at such a fast pace right now it can be hard to maintain focus. Distraction is the mortal enemy of progress. Many aspiring entrepreneurs constantly have new ideas and will fall into the trap of starting a new project before finishing the previous one. This habit, if left unchecked, can be damaging to a young business. Never move on to a new project until you have fully established the old one.
Employees are the life force of a flourishing business. Hiring the right people for the job is vital. They not only need to be qualified but also fit into the culture you’re trying to create. Once you have your team in place you should turn your attention towards keeping them happy. People are less productive when they hate their job.
About Sawyer Howitt
Sawyer Howitt is a teenage entrepreneur living in Portland, Oregon. In his young age Howitt has already accomplished things businessmen twice his age have yet to do. He has a natural propensity for business. His keen ability to understand the operational and financial needs of a business allows him to take on any job no matter how big or small.
Sawyer Howitt is currently a second semester senior attending Lincoln High School.