Weekly Reflection – Week 1 -Web Business Creation

As with my previous blog post, I have also begun taking a class which involves entrepreneurship to some degree. The name of my class is entitled Web Business Creation and, with reading that title, one can only imagine what I will eventually be doing as part of this class. Eventually we will create our own web business. This is one of my most anticipated classes this semester. I have always wanted to learn how to create a website. I have plans for future businesses which involve this trade and now with the opportunity laid before me; I couldn’t help but take advantage of. Sadly, however, I am only a novice. The proof is in this blog.

But in all seriousness, this week for our class, we looked into the beginning stages of creating our website. With all great goals first comes a great plan of action and our first step of action involved what our product/focus will be on for this assignment. We utilized such tools as Google Adwords in obtaining this idea. We learned how to utilize this impressive tool and look up just how profitable certain products are in comparison to others. As with our journey, we participated in a case study which reflected these early stages in the lives of three former students. The first part focused on business models and idea generation. The second part focused on demand and competition and how to measure each using Google Adwords.

Next week we will be utilizing these tools in choosing a product for our business. In later weeks we will be taking the necessary steps in creating our very own website/web business. I look forward with much anticipation for what lies ahead! The road seems unknown on many levels and I am not very proficient in this trade as is others, but I take pleasure in this unknown future and know that all will work out in the end.

Entrepreneurial Journal – Week 1 – Beginnings

School is back in session and I have once again found myself taking a class which involves the topic of entrepreneurship. I would consider this to be a passion of mine. I have desires of wanting to open up businesses and am taking the necessary steps of doing so. Because we are only a couple weeks into the course, we are beginning our journey in this class which, to me, can be very comparable to the journey that each of are on in our lives. In this blog post, I would like expound on this topic just a bit.

A few of the assignments that we worked on this week includes: reading our first entrepreneurial book, reading a number of blogs, coming up with forty different business ideas, and learning from entrepreneur Corey Bell in our Action Hero Assignment. While doing these assignments, Stephen R Covey’s Seven Habits came ringing clear in my ears and I couldn’t help to compare what I learned here to a few of these Habits. Bro. Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People are:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. First things First
  4. Think win/win
  5. “Seek first to understand before you seek to be understood” – Empathetic Listening
  6. Create Synergy
  7. Sharpen the Saw

I would consider these preparatory assignments to be Habits one, two, and seven of Highly Effective People. It is essential in entrepreneurship to see where you are going and to take the necessary steps of obtaining that. Corey Bell spoke of each of these points in an Action Hero video dedicated to him. Before becoming a successful businessman, he looked into the future and saw what he wanted to accomplish in his life. He went on create a fifteen year plan that would fulfill this vision of his and, with hard work and the will to never give up, he created a very successful company in TriFusion.

Bro. Covey spoke of obtaining a private victory everyday in his first three Habits before we go out into the workplace and obtain a public victory among our peers in his remaining four. I would suggest that we are in the early stages of this journey, but would suggest that we are on the right path. Where we are to go is only up to us. Whether it be success or failure, may it be a path that will help us to ultimately fulfill the vision that is our life. We are only starting out, but we are truly on the path of entrepreneurship and life and can only go upwards from here.