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OWNER, MARQUET: Travel Abroad & Get Real-World Experience

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David is the owner and founder of Marquet. He travels around the world in order to meet with artisan groups to sell their products in the US. He became interested in selling artisan goods when he traveled to developing countries after graduating from college fell in love with the places he visited. He advises students to travel, work abroad, and get real-world experience.

Degree: Civil Engineering
Job Title: Owner of Marquet
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.

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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
$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='17460'>amount</span> <span m='17640'>of</span> <span m='17720'>people,</span> <span m='18080'>you can</span> <span m='18310'>do</span> <span m='18560'>the</span> <span m='18660'>proper</span> <span m='19210'>amount</span> <span m='19480'>of</span> <span m='19570'>marketing,</span> <span m='20240'>tech</span> <span m='20470'>support,</span> <span m='20950'>customer</span> <span m='21330'>support,</span> <span m='22290'>inventory</span> <span m='22730'>management,</span> <span m='24910'>and</span> <span m='25030'>everything</span> <span m='25310'>else</span> <span m='25480'>that</span> <span m='25570'>goes into</span> <span m='25790'>a</span> <span m='25880'>small</span> <span m='26120'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='26910'>In</span> <span m='27420'>school,</span> <span m='27790'>I studied</span> <span m='28150'>civil</span> <span m='28400'>engineering</span> <span m='28840'>and</span> <span m='28920'>I</span> <span m='28960'>graduated</span> <span m='29440'>with</span> <span m='29660'>a</span> <span m='29820'>bachelor's</span> <span m='30420'>in</span> <span m='30520'>engineering.</span> <span m='31560'>But</span> <span m='31660'>after</span> <span m='31960'>college,</span> <span m='32360'>I</span> <span m='32450'>traveled</span> <span m='32920'>for</span> <span m='33090'>a</span> <span m='33120'>full</span> <span m='33340'>year</span> <span m='33830'>to</span> <span m='34090'>developing</span> <span m='34460'>countries</span> <span m='34880'>and</span> <span m='35020'>to see more</span> <span m='35400'>of the</span> <span m='35490'>world.</span> <span m='36310'>And</span> <span m='36410'>I</span> <span m='36450'>wound</span> <span m='36690'>up</span> <span m='36770'>falling</span> <span m='37070'>in</span> <span m='37190'>love</span> <span m='37410'>with</span> <span m='37750'>certain</span> <span m='38030'>countries</span> <span m='38410'>and</span> <span m='38500'>certain</span> <span m='38760'>products.</span> <span m='39190'>And</span> <span m='39310'>I</span> <span m='39340'>was</span> <span m='39500'>able</span> <span m='39670'>to</span> <span m='39720'>start</span> <span m='39930'>my</span> <span m='40020'>own</span> <span m='40150'>business</span> <span m='40470'>based</span> <span m='40690'>on</span> <span m='40780'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='41800'>My</span> <span m='41970'>advice</span> <span m='42260'>to the</span> <span m='42360'>next</span> <span m='42580'>generation</span> <span m='43100'>would</span> <span m='43310'>be</span> <span m='43520'>to</span> <span m='43670'>go</span> <span m='43790'>out</span> <span m='43940'>and</span> <span m='44060'>try</span> <span m='44240'>and</span> <span m='44300'>get</span> <span m='44480'>some</span> <span m='44640'>real-world</span> <span m='45160'>experience.</span> <span m='46320'>Sometimes</span> <span m='46730'>even</span> <span m='46880'>before</span> <span m='47210'>going</span> <span m='47430'>to</span> <span m='47510'>college.</span> </p><p><span 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