In order for a young business person to be successful, they have to learn a new set of vocabulary. Certain terms are applicable to all businesses, no matter the size. I have compiled a list of 27 basic business terms all teen businesses should use.

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During week 4 of the JuniorBiz Project Charter I reached my first milestone. At 51 pages long the Official JuniorBiz Lawn Mowing Guide is written! I still need to do a fair amount of editing and formatting this week, but the bulk of the guide is complete.

This first objective was my focus this week but I was still actively engaged in the other 4 objectives.

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You may not want to hear it, but you will inevitably encounter problems with your business and your customers. Some people are difficult to deal with and things will not always go as planned.

For example, one of my customers wanted his lawn mowed on Friday afternoons so it would look nice over the weekend. A reasonable request, but I had prior obligations every Friday afternoon. It was impossible for me to mow his lawn when he wanted me to. We couldn’t come to an agreement so he fired me.

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On Wednesday, March 4th, I received some very exciting news! JuniorBiz was accepted to compete in the 2009 Colorado State University Venture Adventure Business Plan Competition. As far as I know there will be 16 teams competing for a top prize of $5000! The competition will take place on April 17th and 18th in the College of Business at CSU.

Needless to say, I would love to have people come and watch. If you’re interested, you should let me know and I can provide more information. The excitement aside, I still needed to move towards my objectives for the week.

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