Donald Knapik

VP/ Founding Member at DO iT, LLC
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Answer to: Is management the career you went into first?

I started at an entry level position and worked in most crafts in the industry. When I decided to go into a management position I was well prepared and gained a lot of credibility having come "from the craft". I also worked in almost every level between supervisor and Vice President. Having...

Answer to: What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

Dear Anna, It takes an idea! Every large and successful company in the world started with an idea. They usually started small and grew, often branching into areas they did not start in. So, even if you are not ready to start now, there are a number of things that you could do to improve your...

Answer to: How do i get a factory to produce clothing?

How do you get a factory? Start small, know your product and process and do some real thinking about how you might accomplish your goal. Hundreds of businesses are started each day around the globe. They range in size from a few dollars of revenue to giant sums of money. For the entrepreneur,...

Answer to: How can I continue to stay creative within the workplace?

Hi Jenah, I once held a position as Sr Director of Quality Improvement and Integration. There had never been a position like this in our company but my boss said I was the perfect person for the job; There also was no "job description". So I started thinking about the best parts of each...

Answer to: Why is it good to have a company sponsored retirement plan?

I'm almost seventy years old. I worked for a company with a company sponsored retirement plan ( they paid into it - I did not), they also had a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution up to 4% to which I contributed the maximum allowed by law, and of course a government sponsored retirement...

Answer to: What should I major in college?

Of all those things you enjoy, if there were no constraints (schools, money, location etc.) and you absolutely could not fail, what would you chose as what you would love to do? Focus on...

Answer to: Any tips to help ease the worry of a good interview?

Start thinking about your interview from the employers perspective: As an employer, I'm thinking along these lines.....So you want to work at my company. That’s great because I need people who are going to help us design, build and sell my products and services. I offer money, benefits, and...

Answer to: How should I best prepare for job interviews?

Just to add to Simon's response....... Start thinking about your new job/interview from the employers perspective: As an employer, I'm thinking along these lines.....So you want to work at my company. That’s great because I need people who are going to help us design, build and sell my...

Answer to: What do entrepreneurs study in college?

Many have started businesses without the benefit of a college degree. In many of today's largest Hi-Tech companies, founders have had minimal or incomplete educations. It certainly can be done...... In Business, things you don't know about you'll learn by doing multiple times, paying for...

Answer to: How do you identify what product you could possibly sell in a local market?

You might start by asking yourself, "What is it that I look for that is not available locally?" Talk with business owners and ask what products or services they have problems acquiring and what would they be looking for specifically if there was a local supplier. Talk to your peers, parents...

Answer to: How can I stand out more to admissions to get off a college's waitlist?

I would contact the admissions office and ask what specific thing(s) I should do to get into that school. You can do this in many ways although a face to face meeting may get you a better result. Do some research and find what skills, experience and activities graduates had when they applied....

Answer to: Should I wait a few years before starting an MBA program?

Academic prowess (2 degrees) with no work experience is, in my opinion, far less valuable than the same degrees separated by work experience. To fully understand the coursework you need to be able to place it in context. Case studies are great as long as you can conceptualize and articulate how...

Answer to: What are the biggest difficulties of starting your own business?

Hundreds of businesses are started each day across the globe. They range in size from a few dollars of revenue to giant sums of money. For the entrepreneur, starting out it can be very challenging or if one has the appropriate backing and experience, very easy. Some of the elements to consider...

Answer to: What classes are out there for Customer Service representatives?

I've worked on the customer service side of business for many years. Some of the best courses I took to get the "formula" for good customer service were at the Disney Organization, Southwest Airlines and The Ken Blanchard Companies; Many industries have courses for their own and outside folks...

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