Job Title: President Of Small Business
Education: BA in Physics, MIT MBA at Harvard Business School
Previous Experience: I started my career working in banking. I worked in banking for over ten years. I then started an internet company which was sold a year after it was founded. After that I consulted several companies on media related issues. This broguht me to raise money from private equity funds to start my own media company.
Job Tasks: I have a small media company. We cover Latino-related news for the states of Colorado and Arizona. We broadcast the news on the radio and on the internet. I supervise the operation and every week I have meetings with the different department to corroborate that we are making progress in the right direction. Some of these departments are: programming, sales, promotions, engineering, accounting and websites. Every week, I also meet with the senior management to talk about new ideas or initiatives that we should undertake. Since we are a small company, I still make several of my own administrative tasks (filing, faxing, etc.) I travel very often. I go to supervize the Arizona station and I also travel to setup corporate partnerships. As part of my job, I develop partnerships with companies that are critical for the development of my company. For example, my companies have the exclusive broadcasting rights to several soccer tournaments and to several of the professional teams in the area. In addition to traveling to Arizona, I travel often to other cities in which I may be interested in expanding. I start my day early, replying to emails, writing letters or working with financial models that track the performance of my stations or future stations. I spend most of my day on conference calls, meetings or analyzing information. While I try to work during the week only, most of the time I have to spend a little bit of time working on the weekends as well.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is the filling of creating something from the ground up. Also, I get a lot of satisfaction knowing that my company is making a difference for Latinos in Arizona and Colorado. The parts that I don't like are the administrative tasks that I still have to do. Negotiating with closed minded people can be frustrating as well.
Job Tips: You have to be willing to work many hours and always try to maintain a positive attitude. Even when things don't go well. Read, get informed as much as you can. Stay on top of every development in your industry because you never know when you are going to need it. Create an important contacts database. network as much as possible as often as you can. Always think outside the box and always put yourself in soembody else's shoes to better undestand where they are coming from (in a negotiation).
Additional Thoughts: My career is not rocket science. Anybody with determination and hunger to succeed can make it.
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