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PRESIDENT - INSULATION COMPANY: Gaining A Vast Business Experience To Run His Own Business

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Steve is the president of Add Insulation Company, an insulation contractor. He spends his typical day running the business by finding new accounts and managing the different departments within his company. Steve has tried out and learned every level of business, from contractors to Fortune 300 companies and has worked in business, sales and marketing. After this well-rounded self-education in business, Steve was able to figure out exactly what he wanted to do in business, which was to run an insulation company.

Job Title: President of Add Insulation Company
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
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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m='44820'>when</span> <span m='45000'>I</span> <span m='45080'>started</span> <span m='45550'>out.</span> <span m='45740'>I</span> <span m='45770'>wanted</span> <span m='45970'>to</span> <span m='46040'>start</span> <span m='46330'>out</span> <span m='46650'>and learn</span> <span m='46820'>all</span> <span m='47030'>levels</span> <span m='48110'>of</span> <span m='48210'>business</span> <span m='48640'>so</span> <span m='48720'>I</span> <span m='48800'>started</span> <span m='49230'>out</span> <span m='49380'>working</span> <span m='49620'>for a</span> <span m='49830'>contractor,</span> <span m='50600'>then</span> <span m='50730'>a</span> <span m='50810'>distributor,</span> <span m='51590'>then a national</span> <span m='52920'>manufacturer,</span> <span m='53320'>a</span> <span m='53720'>Fortune</span> <span m='54150'>300</span> <span m='54570'>company.</span> <span m='55120'>And</span> <span m='55580'>then</span> <span m='55810'>after</span> <span m='56050'>doing</span> <span m='56290'>those</span> <span m='56550'>things,</span> <span m='56790'>I</span> <span m='56840'>decided</span> <span m='57430'>I</span> <span m='57540'>knew</span> <span m='57710'>what</span> <span m='57850'>I</span> <span m='57870'>wanted</span> <span m='58120'>to</span> <span m='58200'>do.</span> <span m='58460'>I had</span> <span m='58620'>a</span> <span m='58720'>vast</span> <span m='59160'>experience,</span> <span m='59650'>and</span> <span m='59760'>I</span> <span m='59820'>decided</span> <span m='60150'>to be an</span> <span m='60480'>insulation</span> <span m='61010'>contractor.</span> </p><p><span m='62660'>What</span> <span m='62810'>do</span> <span m='62900'>I</span> <span m='62950'>wish</span> <span m='63260'>I</span> <span m='63360'>knew?</span> <span m='64660'>Well,</span> <span m='64810'>we</span> <span m='64950'>all</span> <span m='65099'>wish</span> <span m='65310'>we</span> <span m='65459'>knew</span> <span m='65700'>what</span> <span m='65900'>we</span> <span 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