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Too young to own a business? No way.

Dec 30, 2009, 01:44 AM by
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I live in Madison, WI—the proud home of the Badgers and very much a college town. College support is everywhere you turn—car dealerships replace their American flags with UW flags for all home games and there is a noticeable drop in population during holidays and summer break. Yes indeed, Madison is a college town so it’s not surprising that the end of December not only brings talk of the holidays, it brings talk of the mid-year graduation. Although I graduated from college in the spring, I had friends who graduated in December and recall how much more anxious they seemed about their job prospects. December is an odd one. Even without being knee-deep in a recession, the winter months seem to typically be slow for job hunting. So I wonder how this year's December college grads are feeling about what lies ahead of them? I wonder too, how many of them will take the old adage "necessity is the mother of invention" to heart? Specifically, if you need a job and there aren't any - create one and own a business. It may seem like a recent college grad is starting the next greatest internet sensation every week, but not so. Actually, boomers account for the vast majority of recent entrepreneurial activity these days. So it was interesting to read this article from Business Week about their Winning Young Entrepreneurs of 2009. Congrats to all the winners, and maybe their stories will inspire a few other mid-year graduates to realize you're never too young to start your own business.