Going for It: Emerging Entrepreneur

My personal advisory board

I have been getting a close-up look at a start-up company that has made some very smart decisions through my mentors at Youtern. Mark Babbitt and his team of experts, whose company is changing the way students and companies approach internships, have taught me a lot since I partnered with them over the summer. It has been a great learning and growth experience and something that will help me with my Elevator Up Magazine. Working with seasoned entrepreneurs is the best way to learn the do's and don'ts of free enterprise.

Babbitt, a native of Nevada, took a train from New York during a business trip east just to meet with me for three hours in Maryland. As he mentioned in Youtern's Savvy Intern blog, I needed to develop a advisory board for The Elevator Up. Sure it's great to have mentors like I do: entrepreneurs, Washington Post journalists, IBM business consultants and designers, current and past Air Force leaders and more. However, my next great business move is to get them all on a conference call once a month/quarter to discuss the progress and next steps of The Elevator Up.

"A smart man learns from his own mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others." -Anonymous

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Semaj Rashad

 |  November 9, 2010; 6:01 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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