When starting a business becomes a trend

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By Yiran Zhao

Lansing Star staff writer

A new Biggby coffee shop located at the Stadium District in downtown Lansing creating 12 to 15 new jobs.

LANSING – As graduation season approaches, seniors can be seen on Lansing Community College campus dressed up in suits and ties, getting ready for their future job interviews. While most individuals are following the traditional trend, some began to consider self-employment.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center offered LCC students as well as the public a free course, Fundamentals of Starting a Business.

According to knowledgefirstfinancialcanadalearningbond.ca/, his course is designed to study business planning in detail, as well as increasing the possibilities of successful self-employment, with speaker Kellie Hanford, certified business consultant.

As most students did, Jeff Bahr, 21, LCC student majoring in graphic design, had an enjoyable experience working at a small convenience store.

Gaining a working experience for three months did not change his mind of following the trend, to graduate and to find a job. “I’m a follower, not a leader,” Bahr stated.

Braxton, 26, administration, has worked in many places, with the longest period being three years on a single position.

Braxton has been planning on opening a restaurant, but before opening the business, he would work to save money and apply for a loan to pay for rest of the expenses.

Veterinary technology student, Hannah Miller, 19, has been working for which she calls it “a great job” focusing on portrait innovations for three months.

Being the entrepreneur gives the individual a chance to work in a field that they are interested in, or to fulfill a desire, while at the same time being able to make a profit.

Unrelated to her major, Miller wants to launch a photography business.

Miller indicates, “to get started I’ll work at a studio and move my way up to general manager and go from there.”

One thought on “When starting a business becomes a trend

  1. Yiran,
    I love this story, it is a very appealing topic to college students like myself. However, I would like to see a little more length to the story and possibly some pictures of the free class that was offered. If length was added, I would also like to see a few subheads to break up the content and organize the story. Overall, great job and keep up the good work!