For those of you that might remmeber me, my name is Ben and months ago, I came to this
forum lost and desperate. I was 16 then (17 now :) and wanted to create
something for myself in the business world. Below is my old thread.
This is just an update that I did not give up my goals. In fact, I do not believe in quitting, unless I have exhausted every single option. My t-shirt/silk Screen Company was not sure where it is going and struggled in July. I barely had any money left and a roomful of dreams still unfulfilled.
I was troubled and wondered where my venture would lead me. In this world, there were a lot of things I couldn’t do as a 16 year old. I had never dealt with so much stress before, but I braved though.
Now, six months later, I have turned things around. I have made significant gains towards my goal of opening a store, and my website will launch late January. And I am slowly amassing money for my college tuition. I am turning a substantial profit and I hope I can maintain that in 2007. I just had my 17th birthday two days ago and I hope by my 18th birthday, I can take things into a whole new level.
The most important lesson that I learned from my struggles is that as long as you are heading in the right direction and work to your full potential, you will always be one step closer to your dreams. Further, I began to appreciate the true value of tenacity.
This entrepreneurial experience has taught me a lot about the world. I learned things that no school can teach me and actually applied things I know to the real world. I have also got an internship at a local business school and audited some classes there. I am doing everything I can to learn everything I can.
I will be heading off to college in the fall and I will choose a nearby college so that I can continue working on my ideas. I know that if I do my absolute best now, I will have no regrets later on in life.
So no matter what happens, I will never give up my aspirations.
P.S- Of course, if you know anyone in need of printing t-shirts or other products, please refer them to me.