Over the last several years millennials have been increasingly taking the route of entrepreneurship. Almost 30% are self-employed and, as of 2011, they were opening nearly 160,000 businesses each and every month.
One of these young entrepreneurs is Sawyer Howitt who recently graduated from his high school in Portland, Oregon; Lincoln High School.
By learning early how to operate a business and manage its finances, Sawyer Howitt is already well on his way to running his own companies one day. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he as learned how brands and consumers can have a reciprocal relationship where both benefit. He is currently working at Meriwether Group where he serves as a project manager. This company is a business development firm that provides consultation services to other businesses in order to increase their revenue and enter new markets.
According to Sawyer Howitt, there are a number of cities around the nation that are excellent places for millennials to start a business. Among his top selections are San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Austin, and Palo Alto. Each of these cities has entrepreneur-friendly policies in place that help new businesses succeed.
One of Sawyer Howitt’s main focuses is on incorporating RFID technology into retail stores. Under his model, consumers will be able to shop in any type of retail store and everything they leave the store with is automatically read and charged for. This will eliminate the antiquated hassle of going through a line and having a cashier ring everything up.
Having completed high school, Sawyer Howitt now plans to attend Columbia University and be part of their 2022 graduating class. He is planning to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Finance which is an acclaimed program at this school and has graduated many entrepreneurs.