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CO-FOUNDER, WRAPPED: Creating Original Wrapping Paper Art

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Sam is the co-founder and CFO of Wrapped, which creates a line of artistic wrapping paper. He handles the distribution of their product and he contributes some design work. He tells us that his company currently has very little competition because they are making something that is very different from what has been done before in wrapping paper.

Degree: Economics
Job Title: CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and Co-Founder of Wrapped
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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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.

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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
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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='13120'>standard</span> <span m='13580'>day.</span> <span m='14020'>It's</span> <span m='14250'>sort</span> <span m='14460'>of</span> <span m='14560'>whatever</span> <span m='14960'>comes</span> <span m='15240'>up</span> <span m='15460'>on</span> <span m='15560'>a</span> <span m='15590'>given</span> <span m='15880'>day</span> <span m='16129'>is</span> <span m='16309'>what</span> <span m='16490'>you're</span> <span m='16900'>dealing</span> <span m='17200'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='17760'>I'm</span> <span m='18060'>technically</span> <span m='18440'>the</span> <span m='18530'>CFO</span> <span m='19290'>but</span> <span m='19460'>it's</span> <span m='19610'>a</span> <span m='19660'>small</span> <span m='19960'>company</span> <span m='20350'>so</span> <span m='20470'>you</span> <span m='20620'>really</span> <span m='20850'>do</span> <span m='21050'>everything.</span> <span m='22960'>I</span> <span m='23180'>do</span> <span m='23340'>some</span> <span m='23540'>of</span> <span 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m='37150'>your</span> <span m='37280'>products</span> <span m='37720'>to</span> <span m='37830'>the</span> <span m='37920'>stores</span> <span m='38440'>where</span> <span m='38530'>you</span> <span m='38630'>store</span> <span m='38970'>them,</span> <span m='39960'>how</span> <span m='40040'>you</span> <span m='40150'>should</span> <span m='40370'>ship them,</span> <span m='40720'>all</span> <span m='40910'>that</span> <span m='41270'>sort</span> <span m='41470'>of</span> <span m='41530'>stuff.</span> </p><p><span m='43400'>There's</span> <span m='43550'>always</span> <span m='43770'>something</span> <span m='44110'>new.</span> <span m='44540'>Every</span> <span m='44740'>day</span> <span m='44890'>is</span> <span m='45070'>definitely</span> <span m='45410'>different.</span> </p><p><span m='46170'>I'd</span> <span m='46340'>say</span> <span m='46580'>economics.</span> <span m='48030'>I</span> <span m='48190'>knew</span> <span m='48430'>I</span> <span m='48490'>wanted</span> <span m='48630'>to</span> <span m='48680'>start</span> <span m='48890'>a</span> <span m='48930'>business.</span> <span m='49590'>And</span> <span m='50580'>I</span> <span m='50680'>started</span> <span m='51010'>a</span> <span m='51050'>company</span> <span m='51370'>with</span> <span m='51530'>another</span> <span m='51820'>friend</span> <span m='52160'>from</span> <span m='52350'>college.</span> <span m='53340'>I</span> <span m='53690'>had</span> <span m='53950'>the</span> <span m='54060'>idea</span> <span m='54380'>to</span> <span m='54500'>do</span> <span m='54700'>this.</span> </p><p><span m='55560'>There's</span> <span m='55880'>not</span> <span m='55990'>a</span> <span m='56030'>lot</span> <span m='56180'>of</span> <span m='56250'>competition</span> <span m='57350'>because</span> <span m='57780'>what</span> <span m='57920'>we're</span> <span m='58040'>doing</span> <span m='58290'>is</span> <span m='58380'>so</span> <span m='58600'>different</span> <span m='59140'>than</span> <span m='59320'>what</span> <span m='59600'>other--</span> <span m='60690'>originally</span> <span m='61010'>it was</span> <span m='61220'>just</span> <span m='61470'>the</span> <span m='61540'>wrapping</span> <span m='61840'>paper.</span> <span m='62190'>And</span> <span m='62430'>it's</span> <span m='62640'>so</span> <span m='62800'>different</span> <span m='63160'>than</span> <span m='63250'>what</span> <span m='63380'>other</span> <span m='63670'>people</span> <span m='64160'>have</span> <span m='64349'>done</span> <span m='65129'>in</span> <span m='65260'>wrapping</span> <span m='65610'>paper</span> <span m='66900'>that</span> <span m='67240'>it</span> <span m='67410'>seemed</span> <span m='67660'>like</span> <span m='69090'>it</span> <span m='69250'>could</span> <span m='69440'>work.</span> </p><p><span m='69960'>And</span> <span m='71320'>we</span> <span m='71400'>sort of</span> <span m='71730'>just</span> <span m='71950'>fell</span> <span m='72180'>into</span> <span m='72470'>it</span> <span m='72660'>and--</span> <span m='74200'>originally,</span> <span m='74630'>we</span> <span m='74670'>were</span> <span m='74790'>going</span> <span m='74900'>to</span> <span m='74990'>make</span> <span m='75240'>one</span> <span m='75480'>product</span> <span m='75920'>and just</span> <span m='76090'>sell</span> <span m='76480'>it</span> <span m='76670'>and</span> <span m='76860'>get</span> <span m='76990'>out.</span> <span m='79290'>Well</span> <span m='79470'>first</span> <span m='79710'>of</span> <span m='79760'>all,</span> <span m='81160'>with</span> <span m='81300'>something</span> <span m='81540'>like</span> <span m='81700'>this,</span> <span m='81900'>that's</span> <span m='82140'>hard</span> <span m='82350'>to</span> <span m='82410'>do.</span> <span m='82800'>And</span> <span m='87000'>we</span> <span m='87070'>had</span> <span m='87230'>a</span> <span m='87260'>good</span> <span m='87420'>response</span> <span m='87890'>so</span> <span m='87950'>just</span> <span m='88270'>keep</span> <span m='88410'>going</span> <span m='88620'>with</span> <span m='88770'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='89560'>What</span> <span m='89740'>I</span> <span m='89790'>wish</span> <span m='90020'>I</span> <span m='90100'>knew</span> <span m='90470'>when</span> <span m='90570'>I</span> <span m='90650'>was</span> <span m='90760'>younger,</span> <span m='91290'>in</span> <span m='91510'>high</span> <span m='91660'>school</span> <span m='92150'>specifically--</span> <span m='96810'>I</span> <span m='97430'>certainly</span> <span m='97700'>didn't</span> <span m='97930'>plan</span> <span m='98350'>on</span> <span m='98510'>going</span> <span m='98810'>into</span> <span m='98990'>this.</span> <span m='105120'>It</span> <span m='105280'>wasn't</span> <span m='105550'>something</span> <span m='106460'>I</span> <span m='106550'>knew</span> <span m='106730'>I</span> <span m='106760'>was going to do</span> <span m='106900'>in</span> <span m='107150'>high</span> <span m='107340'>school</span> <span m='107590'>and I knew I</span> <span m='107820'>was going to do</span> <span m='108180'>in</span> <span m='108290'>college.</span> </p><p><span m='109100'>And I</span> <span m='109340'>had</span> <span m='109520'>a</span> <span m='109570'>lot</span> <span m='109740'>of</span> <span m='109840'>anxiety</span> <span m='110520'>over</span> <span m='110810'>what</span> <span m='111150'>I</span> <span m='111320'>was</span> <span m='111590'>going</span> <span m='111710'>to</span> <span m='111790'>do</span> <span m='112100'>and</span> <span m='112240'>figuring</span> <span m='112480'>that</span> <span m='112640'>out.</span> <span m='112900'>And</span> <span m='112990'>I</span> <span m='113070'>think</span> <span m='114070'>a</span> <span m='114160'>lot</span> <span m='114360'>of</span> <span m='114440'>it</span> <span m='114520'>is</span> <span m='114650'>you</span> <span m='114780'>start</span> <span m='115070'>doing</span> <span m='115300'>something</span> <span m='116020'>and</span> <span m='116530'>you</span> <span m='116880'>see</span> <span m='117170'>what</span> <span m='117320'>you</span> <span m='117460'>like and</span> <span m='117800'>you</span> <span m='117980'>see</span> <span m='118190'>what</span> <span m='118310'>you're</span> <span m='118460'>good</span> <span m='118700'>at</span> <span m='118990'>and</span> <span m='119090'>then</span> <span m='119260'>it--</span> <span m='120406'>and</span> <span m='121120'>you never</span> <span m='121540'>really</span> <span m='122200'>are</span> <span m='122330'>going</span> <span m='122450'>to</span> <span m='122510'>be</span> <span m='122630'>able</span> <span m='122760'>to</span> <span m='122830'>plan</span> <span m='123170'>ahead</span> <span m='123410'>how</span> <span m='123550'>it's</span> <span m='123690'>going</span> <span m='123780'>to</span> <span m='123840'>go</span> <span m='124100'>but</span> <span m='124260'>you</span> <span m='124320'>sort</span> <span m='124520'>of</span> <span m='124600'>fall</span> <span m='124875'>into</span> <span m='125250'>one</span> <span m='125530'>thing.</span> <span m='127690'>And</span> <span m='127870'>if</span> <span m='127990'>it's</span> <span m='128289'>not</span> <span m='128639'>the</span> <span m='128740'>right</span> <span m='129000'>fit,</span> <span m='129330'>then</span> <span m='129509'>you</span> <span m='129650'>find</span> <span m='129970'>something</span> <span m='130350'>new.</span> </p><p><span m='132130'>But I</span> <span m='132290'>think</span> <span m='132420'>it's</span> <span m='132530'>something</span> <span m='132740'>you're</span> <span m='132830'>not</span> <span m='133030'>going</span> <span m='133130'>to</span> <span m='133370'>figure</span> <span m='133670'>out</span> <span m='134390'>exactly--</span> <span m='137150'>what</span> <span m='138280'>you</span> <span m='138410'>want</span> <span m='138580'>to</span> <span m='138650'>do</span> <span m='138960'>or</span> <span m='139100'>what</span> <span m='139490'>you're</span> <span m='139600'>going</span> <span m='139710'>to</span> <span m='139760'>be</span> <span m='139850'>happiest</span> <span m='140350'>doing,</span> <span m='141260'>without</span> <span m='141960'>trying</span> <span m='142380'>a</span> <span m='142460'>lot</span> <span m='142650'>of</span> <span m='142720'>different</span> <span m='143040'>things</span> <span m='143450'>and</span> <span m='143920'>finding</span> <span m='144370'>one</span> <span m='144540'>that fits.</span> <span m='144930'>You're not</span> <span m='145130'>going</span> <span m='145210'>to</span> <span m='145270'>say,</span> <span m='145630'>oh</span> <span m='145750'>this</span> <span m='146840'>is</span> <span m='146930'>what</span> <span m='147120'>I</span> <span m='147150'>want</span> <span m='147320'>to</span> <span m='147390'>do.</span> <span m='148180'>You</span> <span m='148720'>have to</span> <span m='149050'>do</span> <span m='149260'>it,</span> <span m='149410'>and</span> <span m='149500'>then</span> <span m='149590'>you're</span> <span m='149680'>going</span> <span m='149780'>to</span> <span m='149820'>see</span> <span m='150010'>if</span> <span m='150130'>it's</span> <span m='150300'>what</span> <span m='150410'>you</span> <span m='150510'>want</span> <span m='150630'>to</span> <span m='150690'>do</span> <span m='150940'>or</span> <span m='151310'>not.</span> </p><p><span m='152120'>So</span> <span m='154620'>I</span> <span m='154880'>think</span> <span m='155110'>I</span> <span m='155160'>would</span> <span m='155380'>have</span> <span m='155630'>liked to</span> <span m='155820'>know</span> <span m='156380'>that</span> <span m='157710'>you</span> <span m='157830'>don't</span> <span m='157960'>have</span> <span m='158120'>to</span> <span m='158210'>have</span> <span m='158500'>an</span> <span m='158680'>answer</span> <span m='159170'>before</span> <span m='159990'>you</span> <span m='160160'>get</span> <span m='160360'>started.</span> <span m='160860'>It's</span> <span m='160940'>something</span> <span m='161420'>that's</span> <span m='161620'>sort</span> <span m='161760'>of</span> <span m='161800'>the</span> <span m='161860'>whole</span> <span m='162180'>process</span> <span m='163430'>of</span> <span m='163530'>it</span> <span m='163690'>is that</span> <span m='163920'>you</span> <span m='164460'>figure</span> <span m='164640'>that</span> <span m='164800'>out.</span> </p>","file":{"id":359261,"video_id":"3223825825001","name":"2056-Sam-CFOWrapped1","duration":166116,"thumbnail_url":null}});