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Entrepreneurship Project at ORT Almagro

Entrepreneurship Project at ORT Almagro

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Notes for Students of the Entrepreneurship Project al ORT School Almagro - July 2008
Notes for Students of the Entrepreneurship Project al ORT School Almagro - July 2008

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Student´s name: ______________________ Teachers: Patricia Alegre - Jimena Castellión
English Department 
Área de Inglés –Sede Almagro
Young EntrepreneursYoung EntrepreneursBlossom at ORTBlossom at ORT
"Many people see only problems everywhere they look...The entrepreneur in us sees opportunities everywhere we look.” 
Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting neworganizationsor revitalizing matureorganizations, particularly newbusinessesgenerally in response to identified opportunities.
July 2008CEO - English Departmentpag. 1/10
Student´s name: ______________________ Teachers: Patricia Alegre - Jimena Castellión
English Department 
What does
What makes a good
What are the personal qualities that make a successful
Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting neworganizationsor revitalizing matureorganizations, particularly newbusinesses generally in response to identified opportunities. Yet, being an entrepreneur is about more than just starting a business, it is about having attitude andthe drive to succeed in business. All successful entrepreneurs have a similar way of thinking andposses several key personal qualities that make them so successful in business. Entrepreneurs seethe bigger picture and are often very ambitious. They set massive goals for themselves and staycommitted to achieving them regardless of the obstacles that get in the way.All entrepreneurs have a passionate desire to do things better and to improve their products or service. They are constantly looking for ways to improve. They're creative, innovative and resourceful.If something is not working for them they simply change. Innovative entrepreneurs are often at theforefront of their industry so they hear the words "it can't be done" quite a bit.They readjust their path if the criticism is constructive and useful to their overall plan, otherwise theywill simply disregard the comments as pessimism. Also, the best entrepreneurs know that rejectionand obstacles are a part of any leading business and they deal with them appropriately.True entrepreneurs are resourceful, passionate and driven to succeed and improve. They're pioneersand are comfortable fighting on the frontline. The great ones are ready to be laughed at and criticizedin the beginning because they can see their path ahead and are too busy working towards their dream.
July 2008CEO - English Departmentpag. 2/10
Student´s name: ______________________ Teachers: Patricia Alegre - Jimena Castellión
English Department 
Ryan P. Allis is the CEO and Co-Founder of iContact, the leading email marketing and bloggingsoftware, the Chairman of Virante, a web marketing consulting firm that helps companies build salesonline, and the author of the book
. In November 2005, Ryan was named by
as one of the "Top 25 EntrepreneursUnder 25." Ryan is a serial entrepreneur and an international speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, marketing, and innovation. As CEO he's managed the company from its start inJuly 2003 to its current size with 60 employees, over 11,500 customers, and over $6 million inannual sales.
Watch the video, it shows an interview to Ryan on his experience as a young entrepreneur A. Correct the mistakes in each statement of the statements below
1Ryan got his first computer at the age of 10.2At the age of 12, Ryan was running a computer business that earned him one million dollars in thefirst year.3Now, at the age of 22, Ryan has a company with annual sales of up to 6 million dollars.4At age 18, Ryan wrote a book on how earn your first million using Internet.5Ryan started his own web design company because he wanted to show his parents that he wasskillful.6Ryan’s father was a social worker.7Ryan says that his experience as a young entrepreneur aimed at creating new technology.8When asked about the key factors to go from zero to million, Ryan says that you should think today just as the last day of your life.9Ryan’s present business is called “Iced Contact”10Ryan’s current business provides services to well-known international companies.
B. Complete the sentences with the information presented in the interview
1.At age eleven, Ryan didn’t really think himself as an entrepreneur, but as a ______ 2.At his early age, Ryan was trying to help people ____________________________ 3.Ryan thinks that young people have great opportunities to ____________________ 4.Ryan suggests parents they should _________________--_________ their kids and help them _____________________ that may inspire them.5.Ryan feels that he has been very fortunate to ________________________, because they havebeen a key factor to his success.
July 2008CEO - English Departmentpag. 3/10

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