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14 Photos from the First 14 Days in London

 ^ Wednesday, January 4 – Big Ben Today marks my fourteenth full day in London, and since I haven’t been excellent about blogging thus far, I chose fourteen of my favorite pictures to give a glimpse into what I’ve been up to. As you can see, a lot of it has been touristy type things–but…

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Cellarium Cafe & Terrace

Photo by Shakespearesmonkey under CC BY 2.0; original color adjusted Location: 20 Dean’s Yard, Westminster Abbey, London, SW1P 3PA Cuisine: British Date and Time Visited: 7 January 2016, 12:00pm Ordered: Soup of the day (carrot-parsnip cream), bread and butter, pot of English breakfast tea Cost: £9.40 (about $11.50 US), with service charge Allot at least: 60 minutes Ambiance: ●●●●●…

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7 Lessons from My First Business

My first business was not a lemonade stand or lawn-mowing service; it was an online store that sold fake food for dollhouses. This first foray into entrepreneurship started when I was 15 years old and carried me through my high school graduation, and sparked what I will call my continuing fascination with the overlap between…

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Takeaways from Ceramics 101

I signed up for a pottery class without ever having touched clay, real dirt clay, in my life. I had dug the raw material out of our garden, replacing it with compost and rhubarb starts, and I had dusted my parents’ ceramic vases without too much thought. But never in my life had I been responsible for…

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Writing for Entrepreneurs – Presentation Recap

Part of this semester’s requirements for my entrepreneur apprenticeship was to develop and teach a class on a topic relating to small business. Previous topics had included developing and critiquing resumes; getting familiar with iMovie; and understanding corporate dress codes. Being an English major, however, I decided to put together a one-hour seminar on writing…

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Visiting Stanley, Hong Kong

I visited Stanley on the last day of a two-week trip to China with the Entrepreneur Scholars program at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University. By the time I got to Stanley, we had already had a week’s worth of setting up and attending business meetings, bargaining at street markets, and trying to learn basic phrases in…

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