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BIKE SHOP OWNER: Fixing Bikes Since High School

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Rob is the owner of a bicycle shop that sells and services bicycles and accessories. He got his first job at a bike shop in high school by lying about his qualifications and telling them that he knew how to fix bikes when he didn't. He has been doing this work ever since then. He advises young people to pursue his career if they have a passion for it, otherwise you can be more financially rewarded in other fields.

Job Title: Owner of Blue Heron Bikes
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
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Typical schedule
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Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
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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

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Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='11580'>you</span> <span m='11680'>wanted</span> <span m='11870'>to</span> <span m='11940'>know</span> <span m='12220'>a</span> <span m='12270'>little</span> <span m='12430'>more</span> <span m='12620'>detail</span> <span m='13250'>about</span> <span m='13570'>what</span> <span m='13710'>I</span> <span m='13770'>do</span> <span m='13940'>during</span> <span m='14190'>the</span> <span m='14280'>day?</span> <span m='15280'>Because</span> <span m='16120'>when</span> <span m='16280'>I</span> <span m='16350'>come</span> <span m='16680'>in,</span> <span m='16850'>I</span> <span m='16910'>usually</span> <span m='17260'>do</span> <span m='17440'>some</span> <span m='17880'>accounting</span> <span m='18400'>work</span> <span m='19640'>with</span> <span m='19780'>the</span> <span m='19850'>bank</span> <span m='20100'>account</span> <span m='20500'>and</span> <span m='21100'>check</span> <span m='21360'>to</span> <span m='21450'>be</span> <span m='21590'>sure</span> <span m='21840'>that</span> <span m='22040'>the</span> <span m='24180'>day's</span> <span m='24820'>sales</span> <span m='25350'>from</span> <span m='26340'>the</span> <span m='26440'>day</span> <span m='26640'>before</span> <span m='27190'>was</span> <span m='27870'>recorded</span> <span m='28300'>accurately</span> <span m='28890'>and</span> <span m='29020'>that</span> <span m='29210'>sort</span> <span m='29390'>of</span> <span m='29500'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='30310'>And</span> <span m='30420'>then</span> <span m='30590'>I</span> <span m='30690'>get</span> <span m='31190'>the</span> <span m='31320'>bikes</span> <span m='31710'>that</span> <span m='32009'>need</span> <span m='32210'>to</span> <span m='32250'>be</span> <span m='32549'>parked</span> <span m='32930'>outside,</span> <span m='33760'>outside,</span> <span m='34440'>so</span> <span m='34680'>that we</span> <span m='34810'>have</span> <span m='35020'>more</span> <span m='35210'>space</span> <span m='35650'>to</span> <span m='35760'>work</span> <span m='36450'>inside.</span> <span m='37440'>And</span> <span m='37710'>then I</span> <span m='37830'>open</span> <span m='38170'>doors</span> <span m='38510'>at</span> <span m='38580'>9</span> <span m='38750'>o'clock,</span> <span m='39210'>and</span> <span m='39350'>people</span> <span m='39550'>start</span> <span m='39820'>coming</span> <span m='40060'>around.</span> <span m='40740'>They</span> <span m='40870'>often</span> <span m='41120'>need</span> <span m='41380'>air</span> <span m='41750'>for</span> <span m='41880'>their</span> <span m='42030'>tires.</span> <span m='43170'>We</span> <span m='43320'>often</span> <span m='44060'>lubricate</span> <span m='44630'>their</span> <span m='45450'>chain,</span> <span m='45820'>or</span> <span m='46510'>just</span> <span m='46750'>help</span> <span m='46960'>them</span> <span m='47100'>with</span> <span m='47240'>little</span> <span m='47430'>things</span> <span m='48330'>about</span> <span m='48640'>their</span> <span m='48730'>bike.</span> <span m='49550'>And</span> <span m='49710'>then the</span> <span m='49770'>course</span> <span m='50040'>the</span> <span m='50180'>day,</span> <span m='50420'>people</span> <span m='50700'>come</span> <span m='50870'>by</span> <span m='51160'>looking</span> <span m='51490'>for</span> <span m='53230'>various</span> <span m='53730'>bikes,</span> <span m='54340'>or</span> <span m='54460'>accessories,</span> <span m='55280'>or</span> <span m='55360'>parts</span> <span m='55720'>that</span> <span m='55810'>they</span> <span m='55940'>may</span> <span m='56340'>need</span> <span m='56560'>for</span> <span m='56680'>their</span> <span m='56790'>bike.</span> <span m='57060'>And</span> <span m='57810'>that's</span> <span m='58780'>what</span> <span m='58900'>we</span> <span m='59000'>do</span> <span m='59170'>here at</span> <span m='59390'>Blue Heron</span> <span m='59855'>Bikes.</span> </p><p><span m='60320'>I</span> <span m='60530'>started</span> <span m='60880'>working</span> <span m='61120'>in</span> <span m='61180'>a</span> <span m='61220'>bike</span> <span m='61430'>shop</span> <span m='61690'>when</span> <span m='61910'>I</span> <span m='61980'>was</span> <span m='62120'>in</span> <span m='62180'>high</span> <span m='62330'>school,</span> <span m='63330'>because</span> <span m='63550'>I</span> <span m='63600'>had</span> <span m='63760'>a</span> <span m='63800'>bicycle,</span> <span m='64170'>myself,</span> <span m='64650'>that</span> <span m='64769'>I</span> <span m='64810'>was</span> <span m='64930'>excited</span> <span m='65340'>about</span> <span m='65630'>riding.</span> <span m='66100'>And</span> <span m='66200'>I</span> <span m='66240'>had</span> <span m='66370'>a</span> <span m='66410'>friend</span> <span m='66800'>who</span> <span m='66890'>worked</span> <span m='67220'>at</span> <span m='67340'>the</span> <span m='67410'>bike</span> <span m='67660'>shop</span> <span m='67990'>that</span> <span m='68450'>I</span> <span m='68600'>started</span> <span m='68990'>working</span> <span m='69430'>at</span> <span m='69650'>here</span> <span m='69870'>in</span> <span m='69930'>Berkeley,</span> <span m='70250'>California.</span> <span m='71350'>And</span> <span m='72250'>so</span> <span m='72600'>I</span> <span m='72710'>went</span> <span m='72990'>and</span> <span m='73150'>exaggerated</span> <span m='75370'>my</span> <span m='75490'>qualifications</span> <span m='76530'>and</span> <span m='77870'>told</span> <span m='78090'>them</span> <span m='78260'>I</span> <span m='78370'>knew</span> <span m='78870'>how</span> <span m='79020'>to</span> <span m='79460'>fix</span> <span m='79750'>bikes,</span> <span m='80110'>which</span> <span m='80480'>I</span> <span m='80670'>basically</span> <span m='81140'>didn't.</span> <span m='82210'>But</span> <span m='82450'>I</span> <span m='82620'>got</span> <span m='82790'>a</span> <span m='82840'>job.</span> <span m='83890'>And</span> <span m='84260'>I've</span> <span m='84800'>been</span> <span m='84870'>doing</span> <span m='85120'>this</span> <span m='85320'>ever</span> <span m='85530'>since.</span> </p><p><span m='86580'>I</span> <span m='86720'>think</span> <span m='86970'>what</span> <span m='87180'>I</span> <span m='87250'>was</span> <span m='87480'>doing</span> <span m='88000'>in</span> <span m='88450'>school</span> <span m='88920'>when</span> <span m='89070'>I</span> <span m='89110'>was</span> <span m='89280'>younger</span> <span m='89720'>has</span> <span m='90080'>more</span> <span m='90390'>to</span> <span m='90480'>do</span> <span m='90690'>with</span> <span m='90860'>what</span> <span m='91060'>I</span> <span m='91160'>do</span> <span m='91430'>today</span> <span m='93210'>in</span> <span m='93430'>my</span> <span m='93540'>work</span> <span m='93840'>life</span> <span m='94160'>than</span> <span m='94390'>I</span> <span m='94540'>realized,</span> <span m='95420'>at</span> <span m='95620'>the</span> <span m='95690'>time.</span> <span m='96630'>And</span> <span m='97550'>if</span> <span m='97790'>I</span> <span m='97940'>had</span> <span m='98270'>been</span> <span m='98660'>a</span> <span m='98760'>little</span> <span m='99030'>more</span> <span m='99260'>diligent</span> <span m='99820'>in</span> <span m='100090'>finding</span> <span m='100520'>that</span> <span m='100710'>application,</span> <span m='102430'>I</span> <span m='102590'>would</span> <span m='102920'>have</span> <span m='103882'>probably</span> <span m='104363'>stayed</span> <span m='104844'>longer in</span> <span m='105325'>school and</span> <span m='105806'>made</span> <span m='106287'>better use</span> <span m='106768'>of it.</span> <span m='107250'>I</span> <span m='107520'>think</span> <span m='107730'>a</span> <span m='107750'>young</span> <span m='107980'>person</span> <span m='108350'>should</span> <span m='108680'>pursue</span> <span m='109010'>a</span> <span m='109090'>career</span> <span m='109430'>in</span> <span m='109500'>the</span> <span m='109560'>bike</span> <span m='109810'>business</span> <span m='110170'>if</span> <span m='110290'>they</span> <span m='110420'>have</span> <span m='110640'>a</span> <span m='110690'>passion</span> <span m='111100'>for it.</span> <span m='112310'>If</span> <span m='112430'>they</span> <span m='112560'>think</span> <span m='112730'>it's</span> <span m='112900'>important</span> <span m='113460'>work,</span> <span m='113820'>then</span> <span m='113990'>they</span> <span m='114110'>should</span> <span m='114370'>do</span> <span m='114590'>it.</span> <span m='115000'>If</span> <span m='115120'>it's</span> <span m='115270'>simply</span> <span m='115630'>a</span> <span m='115680'>financial</span> <span m='116550'>decision,</span> <span m='117520'>then</span> <span m='118600'>there are</span> <span m='118770'>probably</span> <span m='119250'>other</span> <span m='119490'>places</span> <span m='119990'>where</span> <span m='120160'>they'd</span> <span m='120290'>be</span> <span m='120800'>more</span> <span m='121090'>rewarded,</span> <span m='121770'>financially.</span> </p>","file":{"id":394287,"video_id":"3501645721001","name":"2539-Rob-BikeShopOwner1","duration":123647,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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