Jan 25

The End of a 1,400-Year-Old Business -

Maybe your part time business can turn into a dynasty.

What I Did This Summer at Business Camp -

Some great camps offering oppurtunities to high schoolers.

The Pros of Planting Startups in Smaller Cities -

Looking to start a business in a small town? Read this.

The Rise of the 'Homepreneur' -

Fantastic article on the rise of home businesses.

How To Make Marketing Brilliance: JetBlue -

 Great article on a company doing more than whats expected.

Jan 05

Creative Teen Job Ideas: Starting Your Own Business -

Great article on how to start your own business with your creative ideas in high school! Make sure to follow us on Facebook (OBnine2five Deca) and our Twitter (ob925)

Nov 23

Eyes Through the Public: To Think Like an Entreprenuer...or not? -


When you think of the word entrepreneur most people think of a businessman or woman who owns their own business. Often times this generic definition falls short of what the word truly entails. Its more than just owning your own business, its having an avant-garde attitude and mixing it…

My lessons learned on entrepreneurship


These are my entrepreneurship lessons learned.

#1: get used to dealing with set backs and adversity.  this is fuel.
#2: spend the right time with the right people
#3: surround yourself with people with positive energy
#4: partner with others that compliment you
#5: focus your mind on the actions to create your future
#6: focus on actions and decisions, even if they’re wrong, they propel you forward.
#7: don’t waste energy on the past, it’s about where you are going, not where you have been.

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20 Inconvenient Business Truths -


Some really great tips here for entrepreneurs.

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About Us

Anyone out there want to be their own boss? Keep your nine to five job but make some extra cash on the side? Well then this is the blog you want to follow!

We will be updating our blog frequently with information about what you can do to be a successful entrepreneur. Some of the information we will post are success stories of current entrepreneurs and facts about starting your own business. Additionally, we will include links to websites that contain articles on how to better promote your own business using social media.

To give you some background information on this blog, we are three high school students, Brittany B., Lauren W., and Andy T., from Nebraska that are currently working on an entrepreneurship promotion project for the marketing organization DECA. Besides posting on this blog, we also have a facebook and twitter account as well as a Youtube account to promote our “Opportunities Beyond 9 to 5” (OB925) booklet that contains success stories of entrepreneurs, famous quotes from famous business owners, how to start up your own business, the risks of starting your own business, and other fun facts!

Check back often for new posts and make sure to look at ob925.posterous.com to learn more about entrepreneurship!