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You Started Young: 5 Ways Your Childhood Pointed You Towards A Business Degree

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You're about to graduate from high school. Now's the time to start thinking about a career. You've thought about a career in business, but you're not sure it's the right move for you. The answer may lie in your childhood. Take a look at five childhood scenarios that might prove you'd be perfect in business. 

Yours Was the Only Profitable Lemonade Stand

Think back to those hot summer days when everyone had a lemonade stand. Did you raise prices when everyone else was closing up shop and going home? If your lemonade stand was always profitable because you understood market fluctuations, as well as supply and demand, you may be perfect for a career in business. 

You Knew How to Get a Raise in Your Allowance

The allowance you received as a child was your first experience with getting paid for the work you do. If you were a pro at getting your parents to increase your allowance, you were already on your way to a career in business. To be successful in business, you have to know how to negotiate a good contract. 

You Loved to Count Money

When other kids were counting building blocks and other assorted toys, were you busy counting money instead? Was your favorite toy a cash register? If you answered yes to those questions, the business professional inside you was being perfected during your formative years. 

Your Favorite Game was Monopoly

The childhood board games you played as a child can also provide a peak into your future career, especially if your favorite game was monopoly. If you loved playing monopoly for hours while amassing all the wealth and property on the board, you might have been a junior business professional all along. 

You Were at Home with Power Point Presentations

When all the other students were reading their hand-written notes for classroom presentations, did your presentations include detailed power point programs? Did your classroom presentations include diagrams and a laser pointer? If your idea of a good presentation included plenty of computerized programs, you might be ready to say yes to a career in business information programs. 

It's not always easy to choose a career, especially when you have so many options available to you. However, if you look back on your childhood, it can give you certain clues that will help you choose the career that's right for you. If the scenarios listed above are familiar, you might want to talk to a guidance counselor about a career in business. For more information, visit sites like