A Business World And The Goings On The Workplace Essay

715 Words Aug 19th, 2016 3 Pages
From a young age, I have found the idea of running a business exciting and appreciate just how rewarding it can be. I am also interested in the creativity involved with business, as I have always been amazed at the new ideas that people come with in order to make money.
Founder and CEO of amazon, Jeff Bezos said that “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” This quote has motivated me to pursue a career in business as it told me that if I don’t try then I will never succeed. However, I am aware of the risks associated with entrepreneurship which is why I want to learn as much as possible about the business world in order to ensure that I can run a successful business and have no regrets. In order to expand my knowledge of the business world and the goings on of the workplace, I took part in one week of work experience at ED&F Man, a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities, trading mainly in sugar, molasses, coffee and grains. In addition, they act as brokers for clients that need access to capital and commodity markets. During this week I learnt about many things that contribute towards the running of a business. I learnt that it is important to interact with clients in a professional way at all times in order to create confidence and trust in the business. I also learnt the importance of motivating employees as the positive atmosphere of the workplace made everyone much more productive and found their…

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