Age Discrimination

September 7, 2006 at 2:03 pm 1 comment

On Tuesday of this week I was invited to meet with a substantially large company. We were there to discuss our services and whether there was room for a joint partnership. I sat at the conference table in front of a two sr. executives and a product-line manager. The combined age of the 3 people I met with was around 6 times my own age. For every one of these meetings that I had attended, they had been to hundreds. They knew this and they tried to make the most of their “advantage”.

Experience is critical in business, and there are no books to read, no lectures to attend, and no shortcuts to take. It comes slowly, painfully and naturally.

We young entrepreneurs might not have the same experience as those who have been at it for 30 years, but our youth is a strenght as much as a weakness. We are able to bring energy and passion business and as long as we surround ourselves with experienced advisors, I like our chances.

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  • 1. jason  |  September 7, 2006 at 10:58 pm

    When they won’t meet with you because you are young – that will be discrimination. Cowboy up and get on with running your business.

    Jason

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Exactly one year ago I set off on the most exciting journey of my life; I started Emerging Demographics Inc (the parent company of HireWorkers.com).

Along the way I was selected as one of the top 20 young entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek.com and the 21st coolest young entrepreneur by Inc. magazine. I have also appeared in ABC7, Telemundo, NPR, and been quoted in StaffingIndustry.com, WorkforceManagment.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other publications.

Over the next few months I will recount some of the stories and lessons learned from building, developing and creating a business from scratch.

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