SJSU students covering SmartCamp
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So, we have a rare treat for you starting today. Three students majoring in business at San Jose State University (SJSU) will be guest blogging the SmartCamp event on this site. The students won an entrepreneurship writing contest set by their professor Larry Gee.
Beyond the energy of youth, being from a generation that grew up around technology and having a fresh perspective on life, each of these students presented a different view on entrepreneurship. To introduce them, let me quote from their winning entries.
“There are many threats to eager entrepreneurs that they must watch out for, some are unexpected and cannot be predicted. The economy could take another downward turn, a competitor may steal your market share, the government could pass laws making it difficult for you to stay in business, or your customers may fail to pay you.”
“The vision has to have some sort of originality and achieved in steady but sure steps through an appropriate strategy. Success comes in the right circumstances and when building a business structure from nothing, every decision counts. Even if the product or service idea is a great one, it does not mean that it will be a successful one depending on how it is realized in terms of strategy.”
“Often times, it is hard to be the first mover in an unknown market. The research, the hard work, the obstacles and unanswered questions, all those burdens fall on the shoulders of whoever chooses to make the first move. And the risk? Well simply someone coming second and doing it better without the initial work… entrepreneurship leads to progression in any industry. Without progression, there is no growth. Setting a standard in any given industry is something that no imitator can ever match.”
Look forward to more content from them on this blog.