What does relevant business experience mean?

Example of what relevant business experience means?
A good example is a person who acted as a painting contractor painting houses in the summer while working their way through college; followed by a 3 year partnership with a college friend in an internet-based dog walking service that was not going anywhere and was sold for small money. This followed by a 15 year successful flower delivery service that grew rapidly and was sold at a handsome profit.

Bad example of relevant business experience:
The person who took over and ran for 18 years, the family business consisting of owning and renting parking space downtown; would not qualify.

Even if someone had a business degree from Queens, I would need to see a few years of relevant business owner operator experience on their resume before I would try to train them in the 25 Factors Affecting Business Valuation methodology.

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