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BUSINESS OWNER: Polished Concrete Is A New & Great Field With Many Opportunities

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John is the Owner of a company that polishes concrete floors in homes and stores. On a daily basis, John handles many responsibilities, from financial planning to project management to sales. With a degree in finance, he moved into construction project management for a family business and then started his own company. He advises: whatever field you go into, if you put a lot of time and effort in, you'll be successful.

Degree: Finance
Job Title: Owner
Employer: PolishedCrete

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Creativity, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills, Public speaking ability, Networking, Adventurous, Organizational skills, Courageous

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='12480'>or</span> <span m='12700'>to</span> <span m='13360'>Lowe's,</span> <span m='14340'>or</span> <span m='14680'>Home</span> <span m='14890'>Depot</span> <span m='15165'>and you</span> <span m='15440'>see those</span> <span m='15840'>polished</span> <span m='16170'>floors,</span> <span m='16790'>these</span> <span m='16950'>are</span> <span m='17010'>the</span> <span m='17100'>machines</span> <span m='17960'>that</span> <span m='18090'>we</span> <span m='18200'>use</span> <span m='18500'>to</span> <span m='18730'>make</span> <span m='18940'>those</span> <span m='19220'>floors</span> <span m='19540'>shine.</span> <span m='20430'>And</span> <span m='20840'>it's</span> <span m='20980'>a</span> <span m='21010'>great</span> <span m='21330'>field</span> <span m='21520'>to</span> <span m='21590'>get</span> <span m='21750'>into.</span> </p><p><span m='22650'>There's</span> <span m='23090'>a</span> <span m='23190'>lot</span> <span m='23470'>of</span> <span m='23650'>mechanical</span> <span m='24630'>things</span> <span m='24860'>that</span> <span m='24970'>you</span> <span m='25110'>can</span> <span m='25240'>get</span> <span m='25360'>involved</span> <span m='25830'>with.</span> <span m='26140'>There's</span> <span m='26410'>also</span> <span m='28070'>a</span> <span m='28160'>lot</span> <span m='28420'>of</span> <span m='28570'>thinking</span> <span m='28960'>about</span> <span m='29220'>how</span> <span m='29430'>to</span> <span m='30140'>put</span> <span m='30300'>the</span> <span m='30380'>project</span> <span m='30800'>together,</span> <span m='31540'>working</span> <span m='31840'>with</span> <span m='31980'>lots</span> <span m='32200'>of</span> <span m='32250'>different</span> <span m='32580'>people.</span> <span m='33350'>And</span> <span m='34450'>it's</span> <span m='34630'>a</span> <span m='34680'>growing</span> <span m='34940'>field.</span> </p><p><span m='35300'>It's</span> <span m='36130'>got</span> <span m='36290'>a</span> <span m='36330'>lot</span> <span m='36580'>of</span> <span m='36640'>potential.</span> <span m='37400'>It's</span> <span m='37950'>fairly</span> <span m='38340'>new.</span> <span m='38760'>It's</span> <span m='38790'>only</span> <span m='38980'>been</span> <span m='39160'>around</span> <span m='39460'>for</span> <span m='39880'>10</span> <span m='40150'>years.</span> <span m='40590'>And</span> <span m='40690'>it's</span> <span m='40710'>just</span> <span m='41130'>starting</span> <span m='41460'>to</span> <span m='41520'>grow.</span> <span m='41925'>So</span> <span m='42830'>get</span> <span m='42960'>involved</span> <span m='43360'>in</span> <span m='43520'>polished</span> <span m='43950'>concrete.</span> </p><p><span m='44850'>I</span> <span m='45080'>am</span> <span m='45420'>the</span> <span m='45790'>owner.</span> <span m='46310'>And</span> <span m='46980'>so</span> <span m='47220'>I</span> <span m='47330'>have</span> <span m='47490'>all</span> <span m='47600'>kinds</span> <span m='47840'>of</span> <span m='48150'>job</span> <span m='48420'>duties</span> <span m='48760'>from</span> <span m='49520'>everything</span> <span m='49830'>from</span> <span m='50030'>financial</span> <span m='50590'>planning,</span> <span m='51100'>to</span> <span m='51690'>project</span> <span m='52163'>management,</span> <span m='53110'>to</span> <span m='55270'>finding</span> <span m='55820'>and</span> <span m='56360'>selling</span> <span m='56710'>jobs.</span> <span m='57060'>So</span> <span m='58150'>I</span> <span m='58540'>deal</span> <span m='59090'>with</span> <span m='59360'>purchasing</span> <span m='60320'>and</span> <span m='62350'>everything</span> <span m='62620'>you</span> <span m='62720'>can</span> <span m='62860'>think</span> <span m='63060'>of.</span> <span m='63210'>So</span> <span m='63540'>it's</span> <span m='63680'>a</span> <span m='64450'>wide</span> <span m='64830'>variety</span> <span m='65310'>of</span> <span m='66043'>things</span> <span m='66426'>that</span> <span m='66810'>I do.</span> </p><p><span m='67530'>I</span> <span m='67590'>got</span> <span m='67760'>into</span> <span m='68160'>the</span> <span m='68560'>construction</span> <span m='69090'>field</span> <span m='70000'>like</span> <span m='70170'>most</span> <span m='70770'>kids,</span> <span m='71130'>just</span> <span m='71610'>working</span> <span m='72010'>with</span> <span m='72250'>my</span> <span m='72420'>family</span> <span m='73660'>in</span> <span m='73980'>their</span> <span m='74250'>family</span> <span m='74620'>business</span> <span m='74975'>and</span> <span m='76450'>eventually</span> <span m='76940'>evolved</span> <span m='77360'>to</span> <span m='78040'>going</span> <span m='78380'>through.</span> <span m='79760'>Stayed</span> <span m='80070'>in</span> <span m='80160'>school.</span> <span m='80610'>Went</span> <span m='80780'>to</span> <span m='80840'>college.</span> <span m='81390'>Got</span> <span m='81580'>a</span> <span m='81620'>degree</span> <span m='81930'>in</span> <span m='82020'>finance.</span> </p><p><span m='82610'>And</span> <span m='82750'>then</span> <span m='83250'>ultimately</span> <span m='83730'>ended</span> <span m='83960'>up</span> <span m='84060'>working</span> <span m='84330'>as</span> <span m='84460'>a</span> <span m='84510'>project</span> <span m='84950'>manager</span> <span m='85650'>for</span> <span m='86118'>a</span> <span m='86586'>family</span> <span m='87054'>business</span> <span m='87522'>as well.</span> <span m='88460'>And</span> <span m='88630'>then</span> <span m='88880'>from</span> <span m='89060'>there,</span> <span m='90200'>just</span> <span m='90470'>continued</span> <span m='90870'>to</span> <span m='90950'>grow</span> <span m='91340'>in the</span> <span m='91817'>construction</span> <span m='92294'>industry.</span> <span m='92771'>And</span> <span m='93248'>that's</span> <span m='93725'>kind of</span> <span m='94202'>how I</span> <span m='94679'>ended up</span> <span m='95156'>owning</span> <span m='95633'>this company.</span> </p><p><span m='96780'>What</span> <span m='96990'>I</span> <span m='97130'>would</span> <span m='97780'>tell</span> <span m='98010'>you</span> <span m='98260'>is,</span> <span m='98610'>whatever</span> <span m='99030'>you</span> <span m='99130'>decide,</span> <span m='99530'>what field</span> <span m='99770'>you're</span> <span m='100000'>going</span> <span m='100110'>to</span> <span m='100150'>go</span> <span m='100400'>into,</span> <span m='101090'>if you</span> <span m='101350'>put a</span> <span m='101440'>lot</span> <span m='101610'>of</span> <span m='101670'>time</span> <span m='101880'>and</span> <span m='101950'>effort</span> <span m='102150'>into</span> <span m='102380'>it,</span> <span m='102520'>you're</span> <span m='102630'>going</span> <span m='102750'>to</span> <span m='102790'>be</span> <span m='102880'>successful</span> <span m='103275'>in it.</span> <span m='103670'>It's a</span> <span m='104050'>matter</span> <span m='104430'>of</span> <span m='104880'>being</span> <span m='105330'>happy</span> <span m='105620'>with</span> <span m='105820'>the</span> <span m='105890'>field</span> <span m='106230'>that you</span> <span m='106320'>choose.</span> <span m='108080'>And</span> <span m='108470'>then</span> <span m='108720'>the</span> <span m='108940'>opportunities</span> <span m='109360'>will</span> <span m='109530'>come</span> <span m='109760'>as</span> <span m='109870'>long</span> <span m='110040'>as</span> <span m='110110'>you</span> <span m='110210'>work</span> <span m='110400'>hard</span> <span m='110700'>in that</span> <span m='111000'>field.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290733,"video_id":"2714719058001","name":"1202-John-Owner1-Concrete","duration":112432,"thumbnail_url":null}});