I'm guessing that most of the people visiting this website, are looking for jobs. (myself included) At least for now.
It seems like schools & society in general, program people to become EMPLOYEES. Most people would agree, that there is a lot of MONEY to be made in running a small business. I think 1/3 of the millionaires profiled in the book THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR, were small business owners. There wasn't anything special about these people either. Most of them had an average GPA of around 3.0 in college. Some much lower.
And I was listening to a speech by author/speaker/business consultant Tom Peters. He recommended never hiring anyone with a 4.0 GPA anyway, because these people JUST bought THE ACT (while in college). He at least wanted to know that the people he was hiring, were real people and goofed off once in a while.
I'd like to hear from people that have already run a small business or have a great idea for a business. Also, does anybody know of any good business-related websites, where people discuss business & marketing ideas ?
I feel bad for the 50-something year old engineers, who posted messages on this site and talked about how they're having a hard time finding a job. I hope their story, doesn't become my story (or your story) in 20 or 25 years.
I know I must own my own business someday. We've all heard sayings like: "You either have a plan to become a millionaire yourself or you work for someone who does."
Does anybody have any commentary ? I'd like to hear from anybody that has some business ideas or knows of a particular industry, that looks good to them.
I'll chime in later, with some more of my own thoughts & ideas. I just wanted to get the Ball Rolling. --THANKS