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A businessman gives students some helpful advice on how to think and act for a successful future.

Key Points:

  • If you want to start a business you have to be willing to take risks.
  • You should start while you’re young. It is much easier to start a business when you don’t have a ton of responsibilities like a mortgage or kids to care for.
  • You should have a good business plan. Your business isn’t going to go anywhere if you don’t know how you are going to make it work. So plan.
  • If you start while you’re young, you have to follow through. Your business isn’t going to go anywhere if you aren’t willing to see it through to the end.

Quote This:

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

See Also: Character

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. If you started a business, what would it be? Why?
  3. What other things do you think would be important when starting a business?
  4. What kinds of things do you think would get in the way of starting a business when you are older?
  5. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.