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5 Lessons For Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs From Sawyer Howitt

Possessing the rare ability to pinpoint the intersection between business needs and consumer desires, Sawyer Howitt is highly qualified to help aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages realize their goals.

Sawyer Hoowitt a project manager of Meriwether Group. A racquetball player and graduate of Lincoln High School. He loves supporting charitable organization.

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Here are five pieces of advice aimed at young entrepreneurs starting out on their business journeys:

1. Start Now

Many young entrepreneurs are hesitant to start their businesses, deterred a fear of being too inexperienced and not old enough. What they lack in experience, however, young entrepreneurs can make up for with the energy, perspective and sheer amount of time that their age affords. These resources can be used to put in the hours necessary to hone your craft, refine ideas and ultimately make up for the age gap.

2. Find the Right People for the Job (and Make Them Happy)

As you grow your business, its needs, including the kind of employees it demands, will make themselves clear to you. Making sure someone is a good fit not just for the position but for the company culture is crucial. Once you find the right people, keeping them happy is just as important. Keep them in your corner by rewarding hard work and set aside time for fun, relaxing office events.

3. Stay Focused

If you are an imaginative person with an endless stream of ideas, it is easy to lose sight of one great thought when another pops into your head. Keep track of all your ideas by writing them down, but zero in on one with laser focus.

4. Be Mindful of the Numbers

When most aspiring entrepreneurs think of numbers, they think of cash. While it is clear that you have to keep an eye on your costs, it is perhaps equally important to be aware of key performance indicators or KPIs. KPIs include things like conversion rate of customers to warm leads and are essential to understanding what drives results for your business.

5. Be a People Person

Entrepreneurship is a social game. To win, you have to gracefully communicate with employees, vendors and potential investors. If you tend to veer towards the shy side, you can either force yourself to be more social or find a trustworthy partner who will do the talking for you and your business.

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How Tobias Jaeger Joined The Media Industry

Tobias Jaeger has been involved in the media industry for a number of years. He is an entrepreneur who attended the Netherlands’ Maastricht University. Even as a student he had an entrepreneurial spirit and while going to school he established a company called Business Associates Europe. The idea of the company was to offer consulting services to other companies. The company paired consultants with industry experience to students who would carry out their research. The company ultimately developed several leading brands as clients.

After developing a company that taught people expert level poker tips, StrategosPoker, Tobias Jaeger became the Managing Director of Entrepreneur Academy. At this firm, Jaeger provided European and Middle Eastern entrepreneurs with a personality empowerment course. The courses were designed to help these entrepreneurs reach their full potential in both their professional and personal lives by understanding their own personalities and motivations.

It was in 2012 that Jaeger joined the media industry. His first opportunity in this field was developing “Thought for Food”, an initiative launched in Switzerland which wanted to show people how the food industry sought to feed the world using the latest techniques and technology. The project created a documentary that brought together the big players in the industry in the next generation of people who will play a key part in the production of food in the years to come.

Tobias Jaeger is now the Managing Partner of AXIOM Venture Capital. His company matches entrepreneurs to investors and vice versa. The goal is to connect the financial industry to the entertainment industry in order to develop profitable content that is entertaining and informative.

AXIOM Venture Capital developed out of what Jaeger and his business partners had noted in the entertainment industry. He noted that many of the companies in the industry wanted to set themselves up for the long haul rather than creating one-off projects. This creates a very different company than most production companies which handle just one property. Jaeger saw an opportunity in matching these long-haul companies with financial people who could bankroll their efforts to develop a broader company.

 

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