Friday, October 23, 2009

College Grads Launching Businesses (2)

The Tribune reports that Andrew Dundas, for example, was unemployed for four months after graduating in 2007 before he decided to launch Feed-a-Bull, which delivers food from more than 30 restaurants in the USF area. He now employs 13 workers, and expects to pull in $400,000 in sales this year.

Similarly, Patrick Porter and Brad Arbab, who recently graduated from University of California San Diego, opened up two franchises called College Nannies and Tutors. Porter noted in a press release that opening the franchise allowed him to "gain a true entrepreneurial experience, and also an opportunity to improve my community."

College career experts explain that entrepreneurship makes sense for new graduates. The Journal points out that young adults have an easier time dealing with long hours, have fewer responsibilities and financial obligations than older adults, and easily adapt to the latest technological trends.
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