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It All Begins At Home: Lessons Learned By Early Home Business Opportunities - Articles Surfing
Throughout most individuals' lives, great home business opportunity has always begun at home. Many times it began with a brainstorm at the dinner table. "Mom, I'm bored," one child might whine. Dad might pipe up with a quick response: "Do something with your time. Why don't you try to make a little money. Go make some lemonade." Thus a great business idea begins.
Childhood breeds a cacophony of home business opportunity. Though the chance might begin with a lemonade stand, soon children move unto bigger ventures like pet sitting, lawn mowing, and leaf raking. Young entrepreneurs will consider the needs of a parent and "volunteer" for small compensation. As children, people can easily learn the relationship between a job and money. Performing a job well results in the desired cash.
As childhood blossoms into adolescence, the said individuals learn all kinds of new lessons. Their business ventures branch out as their own abilities and freedoms grow. They begin their own versions of daycare, caring for children either at their own home or at the child's home. Thus they create another home business opportunity. They might volunteer to wash the neighbor's car in their driveway or even consider what services they can offer neighbors. With a little pavement pounding and a great product, like those lovely fundraiser goodies all teenagers must sell for whatever clubs they belong to, said teenagers learn the value of marketing.
Today collegians take advantage of their own version of the home business opportunity, or for them, dorm business opportunity. Some engage in illegal activities such as betting pools on things like the NCAA tournament. Others will charge for their legitimate tutoring services. In either of these cases we can see the common thread: the business man or woman saw a need and found a way to make a dollar while meeting it.
We would all like to think that these little business ventures were just childhood play, but in actuality, they were the training ground for taking a hold of a great home business opportunity. Consider the lessons that said children and teenagers learn from their experiences. They gained marketing experience, by learning how to color their product and how to present themselves when attempting to sell it to another individual. They learned ingenuity by considering the needs of those around them and seeking a way to meet them for modest compensation. They learned the value of hard work as they often saw their piggy banks fullness correlate with the amount of effort they put into their home business opportunity.
Thus as we consider home business opportunities, be they peddling Avon products or beginning an eBay business, we should consider the valuable lessons that we gained from our childhood business experiences. When we do this, every drop of sweat spent both contriving and selling an idea before and during puberty will be well worth it.
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