When Did You Discover That You Are An Entrepreneur?

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When Did You Discover That You Are An Entrepreneur?

Read All About ItThis morning in the Question and Answer section of Active Rain I asked about your News Paper reading habits. I mentioned to Roger D. Mucci that I sold Grit News Paper when I was a kid (back in the late 1800's).

That got me reminiscing about the awaking of the entrepreneur spirit with-in me and believe it or not I remember it very clearly.

I was attending Riverside Grade School in Moorhead MN when some folks were causing quite a stir after school showing kids some really neat toys and stuff they called "Prizes". You could win these prize's just by asking your parents and neighbors if they would like to sign up for The Fargo Fourm News Paper.

There was some really neat stuff. What caught my eye was a banana seat and high-rise handlebars for my bicycle. WOW, the "Stingray" bicycles had just come out and if I could sell a few newspapers I could turn my bike into one of those so cool Stingray bikes!

That's what did it for me! Then there was Grit News paper, selling name plates door to door, seeds, and more. So for about a hundred years or so I've been into MARKETING.

If you are looking for an expert in Marketing your home in the Minot area call a man with about 100 years of experience (actually only 50 some years) and a company that was founded in Minot over 40 years ago, National Marketing Realtors.

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 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Joan Cox
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Bob, probably a few months after attaining my real estate license.   I knew I controlled my own destiny!  

Dec 31, 2015 11:48 PM #1
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Bill Roberts
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Hi Bobby Bob "RealMan" Timm 

I will come back tomorrow to really read your post.

Today, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Bill Roberts

Dec 31, 2015 11:51 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lets shake things up at your home today!

Probably when I was about 12 years old and I wanted to pick the paint color for my bedroom and my new bedspread and window treatments.  Shocking I don't like fruitcake.....at least the kind they sell in the stores.  

Jan 01, 2016 12:06 AM #3
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David Jones
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Mowing other peoples yards and selling vegetable's from the garden got me started. That gave me the money for my first bike. Life has been a great ride ever since.  Dave

Jan 01, 2016 12:38 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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I had forgotten about selling the Grit newspapers when I was a kid.

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2016 07:24 AM #5
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Lou Ludwig
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Bob

As a kid . . . . But I didn't know what it was called.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 01, 2016 08:12 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Bob - I remember Grit Newspaper.  They advertised in Boys Life.  And I remember selling greeting cards for "prizes".  That does give you the entrepreneur spirt.

Jan 01, 2016 09:52 AM #7
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William Feela
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In my teens I started working for eople that I liked up

 

Jan 01, 2016 10:29 AM #8
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am not sure. I used to sew when I was a teenager for other people and even made prom dresses and all my Christmas gifts for people. I guess I knew then.

Jan 01, 2016 10:59 AM #9
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 Good morning Bob. For the most part, most people own a four letter word spelled J – O – B. This past year, I've been working on making the transition into a business owner.

Jan 01, 2016 05:42 PM #10
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Bill Roberts
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OK Bobby Bob "RealMan" Timm It is Saturday morning and I am back.

Yuor "history" is a lot like mine, especially "not playimg well with others."

When I was akid I did all those same things: sold the L.A. Times on Sunday, sold cards, sold magazine subscriptions, and I had my lawn mowing "business." I even did baby sitting. I had no shame, I just wanted the money.

Bill Roberts

Jan 01, 2016 10:54 PM #11
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Kathleen Frawley
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I discovered I was an entrepreneur in third grade when I bought a package of snoopy pencils for a dollar, glued a ribbon tassel on the end and sold them for 50 cents a piece.  I've been making money ever since.

Jan 02, 2016 05:50 AM #12
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