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Old 09-02-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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Back to the original question: Start with an idea and do it on the side for a bit. That way you'll cut your teeth.
In other words the best way to get experience in how to start a small business is by starting one! As Peter Drucker said: The best way to learn is by doing.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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FWIW, I made initial contact with an organization, SCORE.org. And it looks promising, with I would have known about it 8 years ago. I am going through the Imperial County office over the San Diego office because they have more agricultural contacts/mentors
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Ummm. I earned my degree in liberal arts and built a $5 million company in the space of four years and then sold it off. And I'm not even much of an outlier. Now, I have long-term relationships with a host of clients around the country in multiple industries. Jeez, I hate lazy, conventional thinkers.

Back to the original question: Start with an idea and do it on the side for a bit. That way you'll cut your teeth.
Yea....given how many bachelors holding students there are out there, the stats on failed business ventures, the fact that 5 million places you into the 1%......you are in fact the definition of an outlier here. You don't even have to run the numbers to know that your example is an outlier.
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