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Hey fellow bloggers, it's Carisma. I know we always talk about business, but today I want to talk to you about something that is bothering me. The thing is right now I am a senior in high school. I should be happy, everyone is happy when they finally become a senior. When you're a senior people look up to you and you seem to have respect that you have never had before right? Well the problem isn't with high school, it's what happens after high school is over. When I graduate I have to either go to college or get a job or do both at the same time. All while I was in high school I didn't have to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, because I was just a kid. I could dream as long as I wanted to and no one could tell me not to, after all I had a right to dream about the future. Now it seems like everyone is telling me to choose one of those dreams I used to have when I was a kid, and the problem is I can't. I can see myself doing all kinds of things. Now I see myself being a doctor or either owning my own business, but then a part of me wants to be an advertising executive. By tomorrow I'll probably want to be an astronaut and travel to Mars. I am so confused at what to do. Another thing is what people expect me to be, I don't want to let anyone down. When I was about ten my dad would tell me I was going to be a scientist when I got older, my teachers thought I was going to be a news Castor, and my mom told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. My mom was the only one telling to choose my career and not listen to others, although I wish she had have told me because, I would have listened and not be so mixed up as I am right now. I don't know what I want to do, which is why I applied to all of my colleges as undecided. I need help and a little more time wouldn't hurt.
Your fellow blogger,
Carisma

Hello fellow bloggers I am Travis from the Growing Green youth enterprise group. Yesterday Ashley a fellow worker did her "Each One Teach One" where she taught the rest of the business group how to properly conduct research on the web. I think the 3 main things we learned are. 1) When your using a search engine use key words instead of whole sentences. 2) Make sure that the website you are researching is credible and has accurate information. Anyone with access to a server can put material on the web; there are no controls on what people choose to write. as a result, web pages should be viewed with even more caution than most print material. Here are some things you should look for, A) domain appropriate?(.edu .com . gov. ex.)
B) Any evidence of recent updating contents.
C) If the website has its own search engine.
3)Use the "cached" button located at the bottom of the webpage to see your search words highlighted in your search results.
We also learned more about accounting and keeping track of our own personal finances. We filled out monthly expenses sheets with our personal expenses, like food, cds clothes etc. I think that it is important to keep track of your finances closely. This way you know exactly what you are making and exactly what you are spending, saving you time instead of trying to do it all in your head or not do it at all.
Salutations,
Travis
Hey fellow bloggers it's Carisma. I know I haven't been on in a while but I've been busy. Today I come to you for your help. The youth business group is doing research and development to find a new product. We started out with a whole list of potential products but our Determining aspects helped us to narrow our choices down to three. These three products are a salad dressing, an apple sauce, and a jam. These three products meet all of our requirements. Our requirements are the product has to be cost efficient, at least 20-40% local as well as organic, and of course it has to be a food. That's what we're all about here, food that tastes great and is great for you. Our other determining aspects are When are the ingredients in season , how frequently is it used, the shelf life/ storage, marketing/ nutrition, is it too much like our other products, will our target market buy it and what will they pay, where and when can it be sold, can we manufacture it, and our potential profit that will be made off of the product. The most important of the aspects is, is it in line with our philosophy. I know it's a lot to think about, and believe me our heads were hurting afterwards. The good thing is we now know more of what we would like to make, although we could use a little help. What we need from you is to help us decide what our new product should be. If you could tell us what you think that would really help us out a lot, and if you could think of a better product that meets our determining aspects please let us know. We would really appreciate it.
Your fellow blogger,
Carisma