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SMALL BUSINESS OWNER: Just Explore Everything

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Justin is a business owner and sales rep for Olivia Iris. He wears many hats in this small company because it's not big enough to hire employees. So, one day he can be calling on would-be clients to sell and promote his product, and the next day taking care of shipping orders out. He also deals with promoting the company through its website. Justin studied mechanical engineering and says what he learned in that field has come in quite handy in this new one.

Degree: Engineering
Job Title: Small Business Owner
Employer: Olivia Iris

Job Summary: Fashion Designers

Job Description

Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear. They sketch designs, select fabrics and patterns, and give instructions on how to make the products they designed.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Fashion designers often gain their initial experience in the fashion industry through internships or by working as an assistant designer. Internships provide aspiring fashion designers an opportunity to experience the design process, building their knowledge of textiles, colors, and how the industry works.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $130,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Creativity, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Artistic, Likes working with hands

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<span m='10850'>to</span> <span m='11170'>do</span> <span m='11430'>everything</span> <span m='11870'>in</span> <span m='11990'>order</span> <span m='12140'>to</span> <span m='12200'>make</span> <span m='12380'>your</span> <span m='12490'>business</span> <span m='12840'>survive.</span> </p><p><span m='14510'>One</span> <span m='14820'>day</span> <span m='15030'>it</span> <span m='15120'>could</span> <span m='15250'>be</span> <span m='15920'>calling</span> <span m='16250'>people</span> <span m='16570'>up.</span> <span m='16790'>Hey, do</span> <span m='17000'>you</span> <span m='17140'>want</span> <span m='17380'>to</span> <span m='17780'>buy</span> <span m='18010'>our</span> <span m='18230'>product?</span> <span m='18640'>Do you</span> <span m='18790'>want</span> <span m='18900'>to</span> <span m='18940'>have</span> <span m='19110'>our</span> <span m='19160'>product</span> <span m='19480'>in the</span> <span m='19690'>store?</span> </p><p><span m='20260'>It</span> <span m='20390'>could</span> <span m='20540'>be</span> <span m='20770'>meeting</span> <span m='21040'>people</span> <span m='21360'>face-to-face</span> <span m='22820'>to</span> <span m='23120'>everything,</span> <span m='24030'>like</span> <span m='24220'>I</span> <span m='24260'>said</span> <span m='24430'>before,</span> <span m='24820'>about</span> <span m='25370'>shipping</span> <span m='25860'>and</span> <span m='25960'>packaging.</span> <span m='26510'>What</span> <span m='26660'>kind of</span> <span m='26970'>orders</span> <span m='27350'>do we</span> <span m='27450'>have</span> <span m='27690'>today?</span> <span m='28350'>What</span> <span m='28480'>kind</span> <span m='28630'>of</span> <span m='28820'>new</span> <span m='29100'>things</span> <span m='29350'>can we</span> <span m='29570'>put</span> <span m='29710'>on</span> <span m='29880'>our</span> <span m='29950'>website?</span> <span m='30720'>What</span> <span m='31146'>kind of</span> <span m='31572'>new</span> <span m='31998'>items</span> <span m='32424'>can we</span> <span m='32850'>have in</span> <span m='33280'>our store?</span> <span m='34130'>What</span> <span m='34540'>things</span> <span m='34910'>do</span> <span m='34990'>we</span> <span m='35090'>need</span> <span m='35250'>to</span> <span m='35310'>get</span> <span m='35450'>rid</span> <span m='35620'>of?</span> <span m='36170'>All</span> <span m='36340'>those</span> <span m='36560'>things,</span> <span m='37610'>all</span> <span m='37960'>those are</span> <span m='38310'>all the</span> <span m='38370'>hats,</span> <span m='38660'>and</span> <span m='38740'>those</span> <span m='38910'>are</span> <span m='38990'>all</span> <span m='39140'>the</span> <span m='39440'>roles</span> <span m='39650'>you</span> <span m='39780'>play</span> <span m='40120'>in a</span> <span m='40460'>typical</span> <span m='40740'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='41090'>Originally,</span> <span m='41780'>I</span> <span m='41940'>was</span> <span m='42270'>a</span> <span m='42410'>mechanical</span> <span m='42890'>engineer.</span> <span m='43730'>Actually, I</span> <span m='44080'>graduated</span> <span m='44990'>and</span> <span m='45240'>went</span> <span m='45400'>to</span> <span m='45460'>school</span> <span m='45750'>for</span> <span m='45980'>mechanical</span> <span m='46370'>engineering.</span> <span m='48550'>So</span> <span m='49030'>now</span> <span m='49380'>that</span> <span m='49940'>we</span> <span m='50330'>design</span> <span m='50710'>and</span> <span m='50830'>sell</span> <span m='51020'>scarves,</span> <span m='51700'>it</span> <span m='51850'>is</span> <span m='52160'>actually</span> <span m='52840'>beneficial.</span> </p><p><span m='54620'>As</span> <span m='54920'>a</span> <span m='54940'>mechanical</span> <span m='55260'>engineer,</span> <span m='55580'>I</span> <span m='55630'>love</span> <span m='55850'>to</span> <span m='55940'>design.</span> <span m='56850'>So</span> <span m='57450'>with</span> <span m='57620'>this,</span> <span m='58610'>my</span> <span m='59010'>wife</span> <span m='59220'>and</span> <span m='59350'>I</span> <span m='59440'>were</span> <span m='59560'>able</span> <span m='59830'>to</span> <span m='60020'>think</span> <span m='60250'>of</span> <span m='60530'>the</span> <span m='61330'>idea.</span> <span m='61640'>And</span> <span m='62090'>mechanical</span> <span m='62480'>engineering</span> <span m='62960'>really</span> <span m='63170'>helped</span> <span m='63460'>me</span> <span m='63950'>design</span> <span m='64400'>a</span> <span m='64459'>product</span> <span m='66164'>and</span> <span m='66658'>actually</span> <span m='67152'>put</span> <span m='67316'>it</span> <span m='67481'>out</span> <span m='67646'>to</span> <span m='67893'>market.</span> </p><p><span m='69210'>The</span> <span m='69370'>advice</span> <span m='69800'>I</span> <span m='69910'>would</span> <span m='70130'>give</span> <span m='70570'>to</span> <span m='71150'>someone</span> <span 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m='86730'>go</span> <span m='86860'>to</span> <span m='86950'>school</span> <span m='87310'>to</span> <span m='87390'>get</span> <span m='87670'>the</span> <span m='87790'>experience.</span> </p><p><span m='89005'>Go</span> <span m='89370'>to</span> <span m='90370'>anywhere</span> <span m='90680'>you</span> <span m='90810'>can</span> <span m='91270'>to</span> <span m='91670'>get</span> <span m='91860'>an</span> <span m='91980'>idea</span> <span m='92360'>of</span> <span m='92820'>maybe</span> <span m='93110'>this</span> <span m='93330'>is</span> <span m='93410'>something you</span> <span m='93670'>like to do.</span> <span m='93970'>Maybe</span> <span m='94350'>this</span> <span m='94570'>is</span> <span m='94650'>something</span> <span m='94960'>you</span> <span m='95030'>don't</span> <span m='95210'>like</span> <span m='95380'>to do.</span> <span m='97640'>You</span> <span m='98290'>may</span> <span m='98550'>or</span> <span m='98610'>may</span> <span m='98720'>not</span> <span m='98920'>be</span> <span m='99010'>doing</span> <span m='99240'>it</span> <span m='99350'>for</span> <span m='99670'>40,</span> <span m='99980'>50</span> <span m='100200'>years.</span> <span m='100910'>But</span> <span m='101290'>all</span> <span m='101580'>that</span> <span m='101840'>is</span> <span m='102010'>just</span> <span m='102270'>experience</span> <span m='102990'>to</span> <span m='103140'>lead</span> <span m='103380'>you to</span> <span m='103635'>the next</span> <span m='103890'>step.</span> </p><p><span m='104440'>Things</span> <span m='104700'>I</span> <span m='104740'>like</span> <span m='104960'>about</span> <span m='105180'>this</span> <span m='105490'>job,</span> <span m='106320'>certainly</span> <span m='106630'>being</span> <span m='106920'>your</span> <span m='107060'>own boss</span> <span m='108130'>is</span> <span m='108360'>great.</span> <span m='109060'>You</span> <span m='109320'>have</span> <span m='109650'>flexible</span> <span m='110590'>time</span> <span m='110850'>commitment,</span> <span m='111420'>flexible</span> <span m='112040'>everything.</span> <span m='112470'>But</span> <span m='112800'>at the</span> <span m='112840'>same</span> <span m='113020'>time,</span> <span m='113340'>it</span> <span m='114490'>requires</span> <span m='115170'>a</span> <span m='115210'>lot</span> <span m='115440'>of</span> <span m='115580'>hard</span> <span m='115740'>work,</span> <span m='116910'>a</span> <span m='116980'>lot</span> <span m='117160'>of</span> <span m='117250'>your</span> <span m='117400'>own</span> <span m='117530'>direction.</span> </p><p><span m='118150'>That's</span> <span m='118220'>what</span> <span m='118340'>I</span> <span m='118370'>like</span> <span m='118580'>about</span> <span m='118810'>it</span> <span m='118890'>as</span> <span m='119070'>well.</span> <span m='119630'>So</span> <span m='120240'>I</span> <span m='120650'>can</span> <span m='120970'>call</span> <span m='121200'>the</span> <span m='121260'>shots.</span> <span m='121760'>I</span> <span m='121880'>can</span> <span m='122350'>make</span> <span m='122570'>the</span> <span m='122650'>decisions</span> <span m='124360'>and</span> <span m='124900'>really</span> <span m='125240'>begin</span> <span m='125450'>to</span> <span m='125510'>plan</span> <span m='125790'>everything</span> <span m='126180'>out</span> <span m='126440'>and</span> <span m='126620'>see</span> <span m='126950'>everything</span> <span m='127250'>unfold</span> <span m='128400'>under</span> <span m='128620'>my</span> <span m='128800'>own</span> <span m='128970'>hands.</span> </p><p><span m='130080'>Most</span> <span m='130350'>challenging,</span> <span m='133250'>it's</span> <span m='133420'>along</span> <span m='133690'>the</span> <span m='133780'>same</span> <span m='134060'>lines</span> <span m='134440'>as</span> <span m='134580'>something</span> <span m='134950'>that's</span> <span m='135210'>also</span> <span m='135730'>the</span> <span m='135790'>best</span> <span m='135990'>thing</span> <span m='136150'>about</span> <span m='136430'>it.</span> <span m='136850'>Because</span> <span m='137330'>it's</span> <span m='137730'>so</span> <span m='137820'>flexible</span> <span m='138150'>and</span> <span m='140470'>because</span> <span m='140680'>it's</span> <span m='141860'>of</span> <span m='142010'>your own</span> <span m='142240'>design,</span> <span m='144490'>it's</span> <span m='144720'>challenging,</span> <span m='145250'>because</span> <span m='145730'>you</span> <span m='145880'>have</span> <span m='146170'>to</span> <span m='146500'>really</span> <span m='146750'>be</span> <span m='146990'>able</span> <span m='147140'>to</span> <span m='147820'>coach</span> <span m='148050'>yourself.</span> <span m='148860'>You</span> <span m='149000'>have</span> <span m='149310'>to</span> <span m='149550'>have</span> <span m='149840'>a</span> <span m='149900'>lot</span> <span m='150120'>of</span> <span m='150190'>discipline.</span> <span m='152270'>All</span> <span m='152450'>the</span> <span m='152530'>things</span> <span m='153085'>you</span> <span m='153380'>learned</span> <span m='153600'>in</span> <span m='153730'>school</span> <span m='154430'>apply.</span> <span m='155430'>Setting</span> <span m='155750'>up</span> <span m='155850'>schedules,</span> <span m='157210'>following</span> <span m='158190'>through,</span> <span m='159040'>all</span> <span m='159240'>of these</span> <span m='159410'>basic</span> <span m='159850'>things,</span> <span m='160480'>contacting</span> <span m='161230'>and</span> <span m='161300'>meeting</span> <span m='161560'>people,</span> <span m='161850'>all</span> <span m='162200'>of these</span> <span m='162480'>things,</span> <span m='162770'>the</span> <span m='162840'>basic</span> <span m='163170'>things,</span> <span m='164000'>you</span> <span m='164640'>still</span> <span m='164900'>have</span> <span m='165070'>to</span> <span m='165190'>do</span> <span m='165830'>in</span> <span 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