This week was spring break. My spring break was chock-full of JuniorBiz project charter duties. I talked to a lot of interesting people about my idea as well as made a lot of headway with publishing the guide. Finally selling something besides advertising space will be a momentous step for JuniorBiz.com.

All in all, Spring Break ’09 was pretty fun!

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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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