With the economic recession hitting almost all countries, entrepreneurship is the new way for people to earn a decent wage. Many graduates leave college expecting to get jobs from the many well-established companies, but it does not work out. The current entrepreneurs entering the business are, thus, young people: Millennials, who have no experience but are dedicated and focused on succeeding as business people.
It is not an easy thing though; young people are always overlooked or even ignored. People associate youthfulness with laziness. But today, young people are entering the business world despite the odds being against them. The older generation is preferred mostly because of their experience.
Sawyer Howitt is one of the young entrepreneurs and philanthropist who is succeeding as a project manager at Meriwether Group. He is also a senior high school student, who is looking forward to joining the University of California to study Entrepreneurial Finance. He is hoping to graduate in 2022. Before working in Meriwether Group, he worked at Business Strategy Analyst for 11 months and had also served as a customer care at the Kure Juice Bar for three months.
Sawyer Howitt is very active when it comes to mentoring young entrepreneurs and standing up for the rights of women, especially those who are in male dominated careers. Nonetheless, according to Sawyer, as a young entrepreneur, you have to have some skills to succeed. People skills are one of the most important possessions that Sawyer advises young people to develop. The world today is highly dependent on networking, and you have to be very sociable to meet new people.
Sawyer advises young entrepreneurs to always try and remain focused. Distractions will be there. Many brilliant ideas will cross your mind, but remember you will not deliver if you do not give your best in whatever you are doing. While working in a field that is dominated by baby boomers, Howitt advises the young people to remain active and relevant. Let your youthfulness be an advantage. Deliver more, work long hours and be always available and flexible. With that kind of approach, you will be an asset, not a lazy youth with no experience.