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COMIC BOOK STORE OWNER: Comic Books Taught Me How To Read Because The Pictures Were Engaging

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Mel, is a Comic Book Store Owner; he shares what a typical day looks like for him at his store, how his love for comic books early on in his life lead him down his present path and what's he's learning now about this career in retail book sales.

Job Title: Comic Book Store Owner
Employer: Self-Employed

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
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='14480'>the</span> <span m='16430'>new</span> <span m='16630'>week.</span> <span m='17010'>So</span> <span m='17280'>we</span> <span m='17390'>put</span> <span m='17540'>them</span> <span m='17670'>out</span> <span m='18880'>Tuesday</span> <span m='19350'>for</span> <span m='19500'>Wednesday.</span> <span m='20480'>And</span> <span m='21610'>ordering.</span> <span m='22480'>Lots of</span> <span m='22760'>ordering.</span> <span m='23860'>All</span> <span m='23990'>the</span> <span m='24090'>time.</span> <span m='24550'>My</span> <span m='24860'>brother</span> <span m='25310'>and</span> <span m='25450'>I</span> <span m='25530'>got</span> <span m='25760'>together</span> <span m='26160'>a</span> <span m='26190'>proposal.</span> </p><p><span m='27760'>We</span> <span m='28180'>shopped</span> <span m='28570'>it</span> <span m='28670'>around</span> <span m='29270'>to</span> <span m='29400'>some</span> <span m='29630'>people,</span> <span m='30040'>some</span> <span m='30240'>investors,</span> <span m='31200'>and</span> <span m='31340'>we</span> <span m='31430'>really</span> <span m='31840'>get</span> <span m='31950'>money</span> <span m='32250'>and</span> <span m='32490'>open</span> <span m='32590'>the</span> <span m='32670'>store.</span> <span m='33820'>That's</span> <span m='33990'>pretty</span> <span m='34200'>much</span> <span m='34420'>what</span> <span m='34580'>we</span> <span m='34720'>did.</span> <span m='35660'>Ever</span> <span m='35890'>since</span> <span m='36120'>I</span> <span m='36190'>was</span> <span m='36350'>a</span> <span m='36410'>kid</span> <span m='36690'>I</span> <span m='36720'>liked</span> <span m='36950'>comic</span> <span m='37300'>books.</span> <span m='37940'>I</span> <span m='38340'>read</span> <span m='38740'>comic</span> <span m='39150'>books</span> <span m='40140'>really</span> <span m='40540'>early.</span> <span m='40900'>It</span> <span m='41000'>taught</span> <span m='41180'>me</span> <span m='41330'>how</span> <span m='41490'>to</span> <span m='41610'>read,</span> <span m='41900'>because</span> <span m='42670'>the</span> <span m='42780'>pictures</span> <span m='43260'>were</span> <span m='43420'>engaging.</span> <span m='44430'>And</span> <span m='44570'>since</span> <span m='44750'>they were</span> <span m='44990'>engaging,</span> <span m='45520'>I</span> <span m='45550'>really</span> <span m='45820'>wanted</span> <span m='45970'>to</span> <span m='46140'>know</span> <span m='46340'>what</span> <span m='46470'>was</span> <span m='46660'>going</span> <span m='46950'>on</span> <span m='47120'>in</span> <span m='47180'>the</span> <span m='47270'>dialogue.</span> </p><p><span m='48640'>And</span> <span m='48930'>then</span> <span m='49250'>any</span> <span m='49570'>time,</span> <span m='50030'>like,</span> <span m='50310'>\"Sesame</span> <span m='50800'>Street\"</span> <span m='51450'>or</span> <span m='51750'>\"electric Company\"</span> <span m='52620'>had</span> <span m='52860'>Spider-Man</span> <span m='53590'>or</span> <span m='53690'>Superman</span> <span m='54250'>on</span> <span m='54390'>it,</span> <span m='54800'>I</span> <span m='54930'>would</span> <span m='55360'>watch</span> <span m='55830'>it</span> <span m='56350'>hoping</span> <span m='56730'>to</span> <span m='56800'>see</span> <span m='57070'>them,</span> <span m='58000'>and</span> <span m='58230'>you were</span> <span m='58370'>just</span> <span m='58640'>like,</span> <span m='59140'>indoctrinated</span> <span m='59580'>in</span> <span m='59920'>learning</span> <span m='60310'>the</span> <span m='60390'>alphabet</span> <span m='61000'>and</span> <span m='61150'>stuff</span> <span m='61420'>like</span> <span m='61480'>that.</span> <span m='62270'>The thing</span> <span m='62520'>I'm</span> <span m='62750'>learning</span> <span m='63260'>the</span> <span m='63380'>most</span> <span m='63980'>is</span> <span m='64420'>just</span> <span m='64720'>how,</span> <span m='66900'>like,</span> <span m='67300'>business</span> <span m='67770'>works.</span> <span m='70370'>You</span> <span m='70550'>don't</span> <span m='70970'>know</span> <span m='71350'>all</span> <span m='71550'>the</span> <span m='71640'>different</span> <span m='72450'>things</span> <span m='72850'>you</span> <span m='73000'>have</span> <span m='73300'>to</span> <span m='73400'>do</span> <span m='73680'>to</span> <span m='73780'>get</span> <span m='74020'>everything</span> <span m='74490'>ready.</span> </p><p><span m='75200'>Codes</span> <span m='75620'>that</span> <span m='75700'>you</span> <span m='75880'>have</span> <span m='76060'>to</span> <span m='77080'>adhere</span> <span m='77570'>to,</span> <span m='79220'>bills</span> <span m='79500'>that</span> <span m='79580'>you</span> <span m='79760'>have</span> <span m='79950'>to</span> <span m='80080'>pay.</span> <span m='81980'>There's</span> <span m='82250'>always</span> <span m='82790'>money</span> <span m='83200'>that</span> <span m='83390'>has</span> <span m='83610'>to</span> <span m='83740'>be</span> <span m='84520'>spent</span> <span m='85050'>in</span> <span m='85190'>places</span> <span m='85810'>that</span> <span m='86010'>you</span> <span m='86130'>never</span> <span m='86410'>would have</span> <span m='86690'>thought,</span> <span m='87080'>oh</span> <span m='87240'>my</span> <span m='87340'>god,</span> <span m='87810'>you</span> <span m='87900'>have</span> <span m='88010'>to</span> <span m='88110'>pay</span> <span m='88340'>for</span> <span m='88470'>that?</span> <span m='89350'>And</span> <span m='89790'>so</span> <span m='90230'>that's</span> <span m='90510'>like</span> <span m='90820'>some</span> <span m='91050'>of</span> <span m='91140'>the</span> <span m='92440'>nuts</span> <span m='92700'>and</span> <span m='92820'>bolts</span> <span m='93250'>of</span> <span m='93830'>working</span> <span m='95180'>any</span> <span m='95430'>kind</span> <span m='95640'>of</span> <span m='95710'>store.</span> <span m='97850'>As</span> 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