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Many Potential Student Entrepreneurs…

I rarely meet students who own their own companies and have made that you know, that step past the initial 'I have an idea' phase and that's kind of sad like I wish there was more young entrepreneurs on this…

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Entrepreneurs Are Creative And Love…

To be an entrepreneur is basically to me ... probably being dedicated, being somebody who really doesn't like to take other people's crap for lack of a better phrase. A lot of entrepreneurs are people who like…

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Challenges Is Determining Best…

We really don't know what's the best way to market this. Obviously there's the traditional ways of marketing like putting in advertising or publicity, that kind of and we've gotten publicity. We've done ... we…

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Concerns Over Competition Due To Lack…

It's hard especially in the internet and e-commerce types of businesses is... there's really no protection, there's no patents or copyrights, I mean you can get a copyright on your company name and stuff but I…

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Company's Initial Funding And Need To…

It's been pretty sustainable on our own for this long at least. I've spent probably around a good 20 grand trying to set this all up and through all the expenses that we've done, the majority of it being you…

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Love of Business and Desire To Be An…

Let's just say I want it to be a full time job. I want to do this forever. Business is like my ultimate passion and I feel like this is a company that has a lot of potential simply because there's not a lot…

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Usefulness of Resources At Cornell

Cornell is an amazing school in terms of resources and I've always believed that and what sets the Ivy League apart and any other top school is really... is the resources, the amount of knowledge that we have…

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Importance of Believing In Your Ideas

The one probably the most important thing is don't be afraid of yourself, of your ideas. A lot of people are just like, they don't believe in themselves. The majority of people think their ideas are stupid or…

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Entrepreneurship Programs At Cornell…

I think the Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell is really an amazing chance for kids to do ... or take the initial steps to becoming an entrepreneur. I think the program is amazing. I think there's a lot of…

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Fear Of Technology Should Never Stop…

That's kind of ironic actually. Everybody always says that 'cause I don't consider myself really good at technology or that skill so it's kind of weird that I own an e-commerce business but that's the thing is…

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TheServiceAuction's Growth and Company…

As far as growth goes, well we just released the site probably three months ago at its final stage for people to use. So it's grown a little bit as far as users go, we got a 115 users I think and it's been…

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TheServiceAuction's Revenue Model

What we do is basically similar to eBay again, that's just the easiest way to explain it. It's for people that are watching it that have used eBay or know what it is. It's the same kind of pricing model where…

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Challenge of Balancing School and…

It's tough. I get that question a lot actually, from the kids that I'm trying to get to help the company now, they ask me the same thing and a lot of presentations I give to students on campus about the…

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School Has Helped Him Learn How To…

It does because it's always challenging you to think and in a broad way it has. I mean we do a lot of arguing and a lot of research work and stuff in my major. So it's taught me how to be efficient in terms…

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Thoughts On Why Some Entrepreneurs…

I think a lot of students here are not scared but they don't have any reason to. A lot of them have... you know, they're going into careers that make pretty good money and I think a lot of them are just…

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Excitement Of Being An Entrepreneur Is…

For one, I love the challenge of it. It's almost like ... I'm Christian, so it's like Christmas for me. It's like you never know what you're going to get. It's like that excitement and the next day, what the…

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Entrepreneurship Implies…

I think it sounds really cool. It sounds cool and it's a lot of fun. I mean there's so many reasons why I love entrepreneurship but honestly it's an awesome freedom and again like the excitement that we…

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Overview of TheServiceAuction.com Site

TheServiceAuction is basically for lack of a better way to put it, is like an eBay but for services. So it's an auction, it's a live auction style, a live action format website, ecommerce business set of…

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Company Management Team Is Mainly…

I've been working with my parents and some relatives. I have some relatives that are in ... I have one that does design work for marketing stuff. I have one that does website development and search engine…

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Internship Resources At Cornell…

As far as an internship program here at Cornell, at being a resource for business people like myself. I think ... I'm actually talking to a girl who's kind of doing that now. She's trying to set up a group of…

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Importance of Being a People Person If…

I shouldn't say this but business like half of it is pretty much being able to bull crap your way through things and we were talking ... I was talking about it with another entrepreneur today and it really is…

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Business Idea Was Originally Simply A…

The idea was born in ... I want to say my junior year of high school, there's a marketing group association in my high school called DECA which is Distributive Education Cubs of America, and I got involved in…

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Decision To Focus Company on Home…

The home auction thing or the home contracting services kinda jumped out right away because my parents are constantly doing work on our houses and we live in a neighborhood in an area where most of the friends…

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