Sawyer Howitt is a young entrepreneur who is a high school second semester senior and has focused a better part of his studies, internships, and efforts to learn more about business and finance.
Sawyer who hails from Portland comes from a family of entrepreneurs and has been able to understand the nitty gritty of starting and operating a business at a very tender age. Talk of interpreting complex spreadsheets, making presentations, filling to note taking in meetings all these tasks are like a walk in the park for Howitt.
Sawyer Howitt as part of his internship joined Meriweather Group in 2017 as a project manager. While at Meriweather Sawyer has continued to work on projects that seek to transform how commerce will look like in future and how business needs to integrate technological advancements.
Sawyer as part of his career plan intends to join the University of California, Berkeley and enroll for a degree course in Entrepreneurial Finance.
According to Sawyer Howitt the five things an entrepreneur needs to learn when planning to start a business is first to Just Start. There is no opportune time of starting a business or waiting for the right moment to learn what the business is all about. What one needs to do is learn while operating the business as that is the true way to get conversant with the business needs. Secondly, as the business grows, hire the right type of employees and always try to keep them happy by rewarding achievements. Thirdly, always maintain focus and avoid distractions. The fourth most important thing for any entrepreneur is to mind the numbers. One should pay attention to obvious cash related numbers such as start up costs, inventory, and payroll. Lastly is to hone your employee’s skills, find a social partner and be able to network to woo likely investors.
Howitt is also a philanthropist and has been in the forefront in championing the rights of women and has mentored many youths in the world of business and entrepreneurship. Sawyer is also part of the leading international ethnic study group.
Sawyer has a wide array of skills in photography, Brand management, financial services as well as customer service.