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ENTREPRENEUR, KIT-TEA, IN-DEPTH: Being An Entreprenur Doesn't Take Just A Good Idea, It Takes Networking

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Courtney, the founder of Kit-Tea cafe, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, and work-life balance. She tells us that being an entrepreneur is not just about having a good idea, it's about networking because it takes meeting other people who are passionate about the same things you are to get motivated and get the project done.

Job Title: Founder of Kit-Tea
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
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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<span m='11580'>getting</span> <span m='11800'>involved,</span> <span m='12400'>because</span> <span m='13220'>I'm</span> <span m='13360'>not</span> <span m='13520'>the</span> <span m='13620'>only</span> <span m='13790'>one</span> <span m='13930'>who's</span> <span m='14040'>passionate</span> <span m='14480'>about</span> <span m='15160'>working</span> <span m='15500'>with</span> <span m='15630'>animals.</span> <span m='16810'>And</span> <span m='17300'>also</span> <span m='17690'>bringing</span> <span m='18260'>such</span> <span m='18570'>a</span> <span m='18610'>unique</span> <span m='19060'>project</span> <span m='19990'>that's</span> <span m='20270'>never</span> <span m='20520'>been</span> <span m='20710'>done</span> <span m='20930'>in</span> <span m='20980'>the</span> <span m='21040'>United</span> <span m='21370'>States</span> <span m='23290'>to</span> <span m='23430'>the</span> <span m='23490'>United</span> <span m='23770'>States,</span> <span m='24110'>to</span> <span m='24210'>San</span> <span m='24420'>Francisco.</span> </p><p><span m='25850'>So</span> <span m='26600'>it's</span> <span m='27090'>a</span> <span m='27140'>bit</span> <span m='27290'>challenging,</span> <span m='27810'>because</span> <span m='28290'>there</span> <span m='28510'>are</span> <span m='28860'>so</span> <span m='29070'>many</span> <span m='29280'>regulations</span> <span m='30260'>that</span> <span m='32560'>we</span> <span m='32759'>don't</span> <span m='32900'>even</span> <span m='33190'>know</span> <span m='33430'>about</span> <span m='33880'>because</span> <span m='34210'>it's</span> <span m='34400'>never</span> <span m='34720'>been</span> <span m='34920'>done.</span> <span m='35360'>So</span> <span m='36140'>even</span> <span m='36420'>the</span> <span m='36510'>city</span> <span m='36810'>is</span> <span m='37710'>like,</span> <span m='38610'>you</span> <span m='39060'>know,</span> <span m='39960'>this</span> <span m='40410'>is</span> <span m='40540'>a</span> <span m='40590'>really</span> <span m='40830'>cool,</span> <span m='41180'>but</span> <span m='41440'>we</span> <span m='41650'>don't</span> <span m='41830'>know</span> <span m='41970'>where</span> <span m='42140'>to</span> <span m='42220'>start</span> <span m='42520'>and we</span> <span m='42650'>don't</span> <span m='42860'>know</span> <span m='43530'>how</span> <span m='44100'>to</span> <span m='45190'>zone</span> <span m='46180'>your</span> <span m='46770'>space.</span> <span m='49260'>So</span> <span m='50620'>I</span> <span m='50800'>think</span> <span m='50960'>the</span> <span m='51040'>biggest</span> <span m='51420'>challenge</span> <span m='51950'>has</span> <span m='52270'>been</span> <span m='52850'>just</span> <span m='53380'>the</span> <span m='53560'>nitty-gritty</span> <span m='54200'>stuff,</span> <span m='57570'>having</span> <span m='57840'>meetings</span> <span m='58160'>with</span> <span m='58220'>the</span> <span m='58310'>city</span> <span m='58850'>and</span> <span m='59530'>trying</span> <span m='59910'>to</span> <span m='60250'>navigate</span> <span m='62870'>what</span> <span m='63130'>our</span> <span m='63220'>next</span> <span m='63570'>moves</span> <span m='63960'>are</span> <span m='64340'>and</span> <span m='64650'>what</span> <span m='65280'>needs</span> <span m='65510'>to</span> <span m='65580'>get</span> <span m='65780'>done</span> <span m='65990'>and</span> <span m='66140'>staying</span> <span m='66460'>organized</span> <span m='67240'>and</span> <span m='67420'>staying</span> <span m='67690'>on</span> <span m='67820'>top</span> <span m='68050'>of</span> <span m='68200'>it,</span> <span m='68400'>so</span> <span m='69180'>we</span> <span m='69460'>can</span> <span m='69580'>make</span> <span m='69740'>it</span> <span m='69820'>happen.</span> </p><p><span m='70190'>And</span> <span m='72170'>myself</span> <span m='72620'>and</span> <span m='72700'>the</span> <span m='72760'>rest</span> <span m='72980'>of</span> <span m='73050'>my</span> <span m='73190'>team</span> <span m='73500'>is</span> <span m='73820'>very</span> <span m='74340'>confident</span> <span m='74890'>that</span> <span m='75160'>we'll</span> <span m='75420'>be</span> <span m='75540'>able</span> <span m='75690'>to</span> <span m='75730'>do</span> <span m='75890'>it.</span> <span m='76030'>And</span> <span m='77640'>we're</span> <span m='77800'>really</span> <span m='78070'>being</span> <span m='78900'>helped</span> <span m='79260'>out</span> <span m='79500'>by</span> <span m='79960'>everyone</span> <span m='80420'>in</span> <span m='80480'>the</span> <span m='80570'>community,</span> <span m='80980'>as</span> <span m='81110'>I</span> <span m='81190'>said,</span> <span m='81540'>which</span> <span m='81720'>is--</span> <span m='82080'>it's</span> <span m='82300'>great.</span> <span m='83190'>I</span> <span m='83490'>think</span> <span m='83900'>being</span> <span m='84220'>an</span> <span m='84280'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='84840'>is</span> <span m='84960'>difficult,</span> <span m='85370'>because</span> <span m='85620'>it</span> <span m='85700'>doesn't</span> <span m='85980'>take</span> <span m='86270'>just</span> <span m='86520'>a</span> <span m='86560'>good</span> <span m='86800'>idea;</span> <span m='87990'>it</span> <span m='88210'>takes</span> <span m='89030'>networking.</span> <span m='89920'>And</span> <span m='90080'>I</span> <span m='91000'>hate</span> <span m='91200'>to</span> <span m='91280'>use</span> <span m='91480'>that</span> <span m='91660'>word,</span> <span m='91940'>because</span> <span m='92290'>it's</span> <span m='92470'>so</span> <span m='92620'>cliche.</span> <span m='93130'>But</span> <span m='93290'>it</span> <span m='93370'>really</span> <span m='93590'>does.</span> <span m='94010'>It</span> <span m='94170'>really</span> <span m='94380'>takes</span> <span m='94860'>meeting</span> <span m='96190'>people,</span> <span m='97110'>people</span> <span m='97370'>who</span> <span m='97480'>are</span> <span m='97570'>also</span> <span m='97840'>passionate</span> <span m='98280'>about</span> <span m='98710'>the</span> <span m='99110'>same</span> <span m='99340'>things</span> <span m='99510'>you're</span> <span m='99660'>passionate</span> <span m='100140'>about,</span> <span m='101240'>getting</span> <span m='101510'>in</span> <span m='102720'>groups</span> <span m='103210'>that</span> <span m='103470'>are</span> <span m='103910'>really</span> <span m='104210'>passionate</span> <span m='104940'>and</span> <span m='105690'>motivated</span> <span m='106570'>to</span> <span m='107450'>make</span> <span m='107750'>things</span> <span m='108400'>happen.</span> <span m='109920'>Because</span> <span m='110990'>it's</span> <span m='111290'>pretty</span> <span m='111500'>easy</span> <span m='111780'>to</span> <span m='111870'>drop</span> <span m='112140'>the</span> <span m='112220'>ball</span> <span m='112510'>and</span> <span m='112600'>get</span> <span m='112830'>deterred</span> <span m='113250'>if</span> <span m='113380'>you're</span> <span m='113490'>just</span> <span m='113700'>doing</span> <span m='113920'>it</span> <span m='114000'>all</span> <span m='114170'>by</span> <span m='114320'>yourself.</span> </p><p><span m='115230'>The</span> <span m='115350'>other</span> <span m='115520'>biggest</span> <span m='115920'>challenge</span> <span m='116300'>with</span> <span m='117510'>doing</span> <span m='117780'>your</span> <span m='117980'>own</span> <span m='118110'>thing,</span> <span m='118480'>being</span> <span m='118720'>an</span> <span m='118810'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='119090'>and</span> <span m='119370'>coming</span> <span m='119640'>up</span> <span m='119740'>if</span> <span m='119810'>your</span> <span m='120000'>own</span> <span m='120070'>project</span> <span m='120390'>and</span> <span m='120710'>concept,</span> <span m='121250'>is</span> <span m='122320'>your</span> <span m='122490'>elevator</span> <span m='123020'>pitch.</span> <span m='123990'>If</span> <span m='124260'>you</span> <span m='124420'>can't</span> <span m='124760'>explain</span> <span m='125370'>to</span> <span m='125470'>people</span> <span m='125830'>what</span> <span m='126290'>it</span> <span m='126370'>is</span> <span m='126520'>you're</span> <span m='126660'>doing</span> <span m='127350'>and</span> <span m='128050'>making</span> <span m='129699'>it</span> <span m='129940'>easy</span> <span m='130289'>for</span> <span m='130419'>them</span> <span m='130620'>to</span> <span m='130699'>understand</span> <span m='132370'>in</span> <span m='132700'>a</span> <span m='133030'>few</span> <span m='133220'>sentences,</span> <span m='134300'>it's</span> <span m='134640'>probably</span> <span m='135240'>not</span> <span m='135480'>an</span> <span m='135590'>idea</span> <span m='135920'>you</span> <span m='136040'>should</span> <span m='136230'>pursue.</span> <span m='137440'>And</span> <span m='137630'>I've</span> <span m='137760'>learned</span> <span m='137990'>that</span> <span m='138160'>firsthand.</span> <span m='138920'>So</span> <span m='140320'>that's</span> <span m='140680'>my</span> <span m='140840'>biggest</span> <span m='141210'>recommendation,</span> <span m='141970'>is</span> <span m='142130'>really</span> <span m='143010'>nail</span> <span m='143420'>down</span> <span m='143650'>your</span> <span m='143770'>elevator</span> <span m='144270'>pitch</span> <span m='145030'>and</span> <span m='145280'>just</span> <span m='146030'>get</span> <span m='148140'>people's</span> <span m='148470'>reactions.</span> </p><p><span m='150520'>I would</span> <span m='150640'>say</span> <span m='150730'>my</span> <span m='150920'>work/life</span> <span m='151540'>balance</span> <span m='151980'>is</span> <span m='152570'>not</span> <span m='152920'>very</span> <span m='153130'>balanced</span> <span m='153510'>at</span> <span m='153600'>the</span> <span m='153680'>moment.</span> <span m='156875'>When</span> <span m='157330'>you're</span> <span m='157450'>an</span> <span m='157520'>entrepreneur</span> <span m='158960'>you</span> <span m='159310'>tend</span> <span m='159890'>to</span> <span m='160070'>wake</span> <span m='160390'>up</span> <span m='160530'>early</span> <span m='160785'>and you</span> <span m='161040'>tend</span> <span m='161810'>to</span> <span m='161900'>stay</span> <span m='162195'>up</span> <span m='162490'>late.</span> <span m='163550'>And</span> <span m='163870'>a</span> <span m='163930'>lot</span> <span m='164130'>of</span> <span m='164210'>that</span> <span m='164460'>is</span> <span m='166580'>because</span> <span m='167550'>it's</span> <span m='167820'>your</span> <span m='168160'>project,</span> <span m='168890'>it's</span> <span m='169110'>your</span> <span m='169370'>baby,</span> <span m='170210'>so</span> <span m='170380'>to</span> <span m='170460'>speak.</span> <span m='170880'>And</span> <span m='171270'>you</span> <span m='172380'>can't</span> <span m='173070'>neglect</span> <span m='173790'>it</span> <span m='174000'>or</span> <span m='174180'>take</span> <span m='175170'>a</span> <span m='175320'>week</span> <span m='175690'>off</span> <span m='176480'>or</span> <span m='176900'>a</span> <span m='176940'>hiatus</span> <span m='177810'>and</span> <span m='177970'>just</span> <span m='178140'>be</span> <span m='178220'>like,</span> <span m='178440'>hey,</span> <span m='178730'>check you later.</span> <span m='179620'>I'm</span> <span m='179760'>taking</span> <span m='179990'>a</span> <span m='180050'>break.</span> <span m='180500'>I'm leaving</span> <span m='181060'>everything</span> <span m='181520'>that</span> <span m='181640'>I</span> <span m='181670'>was</span> <span m='181820'>working</span> <span m='182100'>on.</span> <span m='182660'>No</span> <span m='182820'>big</span> <span m='183020'>deal.</span> <span m='183290'>Because</span> <span m='183820'>nobody</span> <span m='184320'>else</span> <span m='184490'>is</span> <span m='184600'>working</span> <span m='184890'>on</span> <span m='184980'>it</span> <span m='185070'>for</span> <span m='185210'>you.</span> <span m='185620'>You</span> <span m='186030'>are.</span> <span m='186710'>And</span> <span m='186880'>that's</span> <span m='187330'>a</span> <span m='187380'>big</span> <span m='187550'>challenge.</span> <span m='188010'>So</span> <span m='188040'>there's</span> <span m='188530'>kind</span> <span m='188700'>of</span> <span m='189390'>minimal</span> <span m='189950'>breaks</span> <span m='191590'>to</span> <span m='192270'>make</span> <span m='192510'>time</span> <span m='192780'>for</span> <span m='193060'>other</span> <span m='193250'>things</span> <span m='193610'>in</span> <span m='193780'>your</span> <span m='193950'>life.</span> <span m='195330'>So</span> <span m='195600'>if</span> <span m='195670'>you</span> <span m='195790'>want</span> <span m='195930'>to</span> <span m='196000'>travel</span> <span m='196320'>before</span> <span m='196930'>becoming</span> <span m='197270'>an</span> <span m='197350'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='198200'>I</span> <span m='198370'>recommend</span> <span m='198790'>you</span> <span m='198880'>do</span> <span m='199000'>that</span> <span m='199160'>now.</span> </p>","file":{"id":356220,"video_id":"3203947196001","name":"1999-Courtney-KitTeaEntre2","duration":200296,"thumbnail_url":null}});