Role1 The Interviewer

Description of the role:You will interview local business owners to discover what they did to start their business. Create a list of questions that you will ask each person and choose a variety of businesses including at least one franchise. One of your interviews may be conducted using e-mail.

This site will give you information about franchises.
http://startup.wsj.com/

Questions you may want to ask will include, background, education,financing, likes and dislikes, etc.

Record your information for each interview so that you can relate what you have found to your group. The purpose of these interviews is to help prepare you to start your own business. Only through personal interview can you know what it is really like to have the responsibilities of owning a business.


As you read the information contained here, keep your individual role and the group task in mind. Your end task will be to create a business plan, so that will be a good question to ask of your entrepreneurs.

The following link will take you to a site where you can e-mail experts with questions on a particular topic:
http://www1.AskMe.com/ShowCategory.asp?cid=484