Originally Posted by Cratima
Don't you think that it just might be a reason for everybody telling you this advice?
More than this, there are things you just can't learn without corporate knowledge.
No I do not think this is the reason everyone WAS telling me you need corporate experience to start any business. Just because all the stock analysts told everyone to invest in Enron doesn't make it the right decision.
In fact I feel that corporations are going to find themselves competing with savvy entrepreneurs like myself & the 15 year in the future. Just because corporations do business one way does not make it the correct way.
How can you even say this: "there are things you just can't learn without corporate knowledge" I don't know how you run your business, but when I was a one man team I had to perform many of the same business activities as an entire corporation would (obviously on a small scale).
Cratima - I thought this business was to encourage & help people start their own business ideas, not to dis-courage them
My advice to the 15 year old is still to start your own business NOW, you are young and the mistakes you will make (due to the 'lack of corporate experience') will be worth the learning experience. Pave your own way in the world, don't step in the footsteps of others.