Zhang was the interviewee, the owner to Small Internet cafes, based in Cincinnati,Ohio. The business owner was also Zhang. The name of the Internet cafes called New Gate Arean E-sport Center.
The interview questions Zhang will be answering during the interview include the following:
What are the roles/impacts of electronic innovation in the startup and ensuing operations of the business?
What are the roles/impacts of electronic technology?
What are the roles/impacts of government, politics, and or regulation on your business?
What roles has the economy played in your business?
What are the roles of globalization of economies and business in your business?
Roles of data or data analytics of the business?
How does your business search for customers/opportunities/ clients?
The interview will be conducted in person Equipped with the interview questions, the first thing to do preparation. Although it may seem quite obvious, preparation is among the most overlooked part of an entire part of an interview. Preparing for the interview regardless of its role in the research is important. Lacking preparation is something that can easily be noted by the interviewee, and may make them less interested in the interview finding a location where the interview will be conducted without interruptions. Arriving at least three minutes before interview would be important, so as to start on time. The questions will then asked after establishing a rapport, the most concerning part of the interview (Carson, 2016). The goal of asking the interview questions in person as a way of properly eliciting information from the interview.
After the candidate answers all the questions thoroughly, the floor can also be opened for the interviewee to ask questions. At such a point, the stage of closing interview may start. It will be important to remain as objective as possible in the assessment of candidates. It is important not to ignore the gut instincts, as these act as a strong tool when reading other individuals, although it is not necessary to rely only on them (Boring, 2015). It is necessary to follow once instincts as the interviewer, but also confirming them with the answers of the interviewee’s answers may prove to be necessary Interviewing acts as a form of art, one which needs careful practice.
This is Zhang’s first time to open his own business. During the time, he got a chance of learning about the possible obstacles and challenges in the industry, such as a limited budget in Hardware configuration and advertising campaigns. He spent lot of money on renovation and computers which cannot have an advertising budget, are just starting the businesses out, require strategy their market plan, identifying the role technology can play in their business, the impacts of the local economy where the business is located and more (Kabbage Blog, 2016).
The interview offered great insights on the collaboration factors require by entrepreneurs in the electronics industry. The insights will also help in determining how the roles and impact of technology, the economy, the globalization of businesses and economies, roles of data and data analytics to the business, and the approach the company has been taking in searching for customers/opportunities/ clients in enforcing their business policies and operations (Carson, 2016).
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Kabbage Blog. (2016, Dec 14). Small Business Owner Interview: Tessa Sarvay, Otis & Omar Boutique. Retrieved Sept 29, 2019, from https://www.kabbage.com/blog/small-business-owner-interview-tessa-sarvay-otis-%26-omar-boutique