My son is a business major at the University of Louisville. He's started a t-shirt quilt business as a way to learn how to start and run a small business. His mother is a 'subject matter expert' with regards to making quilts and using the type of machine he'll be using for his business. He is a very good machine quilter and runs the machine for more traditional types of quilts a few times a week.
Now he's learning about the ugly realities of starting a business. These include everything from big-picture topics such as marketing to detail-oriented tasks such as buying boxes to talking to customers.
Stop by Happy Dance Quilting and have a look!