Youth Entrepreneurship Expert’s Tip of the Month – November

Practice may not make perfect but it will make better!

Around the age of 10 – this was when I first discovered how to create a web page. This skill soon turned into a hobby for me, and while it was not the best quality, it was still pretty good for a 10-year-old!

When I was 11 years old my school offered a summer program that “teaches students how to build and manage professional websites.” The first summer I began to take the class; soon after began my second business, Quality Web Solutions. I successfully owned this company until 2007 when I then merged it with my current company BLG Publishing, LLC. The second summer, I took the course again. The course was taught by the same professor (we were on a college campus) and the same curricula; however, I still learned a lot and applied the newfound knowledge to my company to improve my product’s quality. The third consecutive and final summer, I was able to teach my peers how to design professional web pages. I learned so much, not only about web page design, but instruction as well. All by the ripe age of 13!

No matter how much you may think you know about a particular topic, I always encourage individuals to keep an open mind. You never know what more you could learn or what other doors could be opened. For example, who would have thought at the age of 13 that not only would I have web page design experience but instructional experience as well? Not me!

~ Brandon L. Griffin
Youth Entrepreneurship Expert, Campus Calm

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