YES Notes 10/03/07
- Nick A. Jensen from Edward Jones came as a guest speaker:
- He received his MBA and has been with Edward Jones for 18 years now
- Runs his own investment firm
- Very entrepreneurial because he built his own customer base
- Went door-to-door for 8 months having 25-30 contacts a day
- Hires his own staff, has his own office, no boss, 100% commission, no ceiling on income
- Doesn't have to worry about downsizes
- Travels a lot, controls his own time
- There is lots of pressure from his family, employees, customers, charities, etc… to be successful which keeps him pushing forward
- They are all relying on him
- When you go into business you need to have the correct expectations/know what you are getting into.
- Ask others in the field how they were successful
- Do a business plan
- Copy what others do who were successful
- Don't try to be all things to all people
- You also have to understand yourself and what you want out of your business
- Be the person that you are in what you do
- Your heart and passion has to be in it
- He says the most rewarding part of his business is knowing that people trust him
- Tips for college age students:
- Avoid credit card debt
- Invest in your future
- Don't look at what everyone else is doing
- Next meeting is in two weeks, October 17th and Jeff Kemp will be speaking on investment tips!
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