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Daisy CS

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

Peter Drucker


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Best Daycare in San Jose!

Dulce Ramos, English and Spanish major and Owner, from Angela’s Daycare has been up and running for about two and a half years. Her business provides day and after school care for infants to 12-year-old children. It also offers preschool care. “ I started by filing for a license with the county, taking classes and setting up my home to accommodate the program and children. I had the experience working with children in a school setting,” she said. One of the many resources she used was Google, to post her business information. Ramos also joined many networking groups to help her get better informed on how to make her business grow.

Angela’s Daycare is being advertised by using client referrals, the business website, business cards and online postings. Ramos said the biggest challenges she faced are, “ Getting clients, dealing with parents, adjusting to 12 hour days and having to work on weekends.” Some advice she would give to someone starting a business is, “ Plan everything out and make sure to network with other people doing the same thing.” Having skeptical thoughts of opening a business Ramos said, “Doubting yourself is a given when starting a business. Being self-employed is risky but has many benefits. I encountered people telling me it was a bad idea, but I kept to my goals and proceeded.” Starting a new business can be difficult, there are so many resources at your local library and online that can help you start.

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Daisy CS

I want to put a ding in the universe. –Steve Jobs

 

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College textbooks for sale!

According to the Kauffman foundation, a small-business research and education group, higher percentage of Americans started their own businesses each month in 2008 than they did in 2007. Anthony Siu from San Jose State University took a few minutes of his busy schedule to give some advice and share his experience.

What is MyTuti LLC? “MyTuti is a website for college students to get in touch with other classmates to buy or sell textbooks in their local campus with no charges or fees. MyTuti’s mission is to help college students save money by making textbooks more affordable.” Said Architect Anthony Siu, Information Systems major, of MyTuti LLC. There is a lot of different ways to starting a business Siu said, “We started by researching what it would take to create a website and to start a new business. It felt very overwhelming when you first start because there are a lot of details that you need to pay attention to, including the safety and security of your end-users and the liability that comes with running a business. Fortunately, the Internet is your friend and there are a lot of helpful websites that will give you good tutorials on any subject you need to research. It took us a little over two months from the inception of the idea to actually publishing the website.” Some resources Siu used to start the company, “We used the Internet as the resource for all our needs including looking up code samples, browsing forums for debugging issues, and researching how to start a limited liability company. We have been up and running about 2 ½ months now. Some of the advertising and promotions MyTuti has are the use of social media, volunteers passing out flyers at local colleges and universities.”

How does someone start their own business without getting into debt?? Siu advised, “To start a business, I would suggest a person to save rather than to get into debt. However, there are alternative options. You can start out with a good idea that will fit a need, create a business plan for it and try to get seed money from potential investors by promoting your plan to the right audience.

Starting a new online business is become the next biggest move, the biggest challenges Siu has faced in this position are, “Promoting the website. We have been somewhat successful in the Bay Area because we have friends who help spread the word. However, promoting a larger audience across the nation is somewhat difficult.” Siu’s advice to others wanting to start their own business is, “Start with a good idea and draft an actionable business plan. Have partners you can trust and get along with. Do your research and pay attention to all the fine details. Pursue your dreams.” Many people often doubt the talk of a new business because of the way the economy now. Many people doubt the idea of starting a new business Siu said, “Some people dissuaded us from starting the business because they didn’t think it would be profitable. Even if it turns out not to be profitable, the knowledge and experience obtained from this venture has been invaluable to us. We all have doubts and insecurities on our own capabilities. It is important that you keep motivated on your goal and you will find a way to make things happen.”

Take a pause and reflect on the advice from this student, that is a successful entrepreneur. Who has conquered the fields of technology, education, retail, real estate and more. Check daily for more interviews to help you with your start up!

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Daisy CS

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie


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Students taking care of business!

The army of self-employed people is on the rise, although the economy is in a recession. Some students from San Jose State University that have started their own business, took a few minutes of their busy schedule to give some advice and share their experience.

Danny Dihn, business administration major, Chief of Business Development of Infinite Winds, “Imagine a place where fashion and culture combine.” Infinite Wins LLC has recently developed a new website, ArrayIndex.com, a fashion boutique where users can purchase trendy clothes from the latest brands. Dihn first became interested in the fashion business when it was mentioned to him by a couple of friends. The legal paper work took his company about three months to obtain, when it typically can take anywhere from three to six months. “We have been up and running for three months,” said Dihn about ArrayIndex. There are a lot of challenges when opening up a business one in particular that Dihn mentioned was creativity. One of Dihn’s professional goals is, “Hopefully down the road have some charity system to be connected to the business,” so his company can give back to the community. Dihn’s advice for starting a business is, “Be a team player, have leadership skills.” A suggestion he made that will help organize a structure in business was, “You have to join a club or an organization because they have a structure of their own. You at least learn the structure, what they do, how they organize, the skills that they have.”

Starting a business as a full-time student from the ground up can be at times lonely and stressful, check daily for more interviews to help you with your start up!

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Daisy CS

Quote of the day-

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell


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