S: why don't you start searching for a job?Your classmates have all begun.
J: I want something more challenging.
S: Like what?
J: to run my own business and be my own boss.
S: why do you want to start your own business? Students of your major can easily land a job nowadays.
J: well, I hate being controlled by others,and I don't want to start at the bottom of a steep corporate ladder.
S: I don't mean to discourage you,but do you know that most new business fail?are you fully prepared?
J: sure I am. To avoid risk, I'll start by opening a small online store in order to make the first bucket of gold of my life.
S: that's down-to-earth. The profits may be low,but you don't have to put in too much overhead.
J: yeah, I can work at home, saving the cost of renting an office. And I don't have to hire an extra hand unless I'm extremely busy.
S: good, in that way,little by little, you can accumulate enough start-up investment for your own company.
land:to succeed in getting a job, etc., especially one that a lot of other people want 成功得到,赢得,捞到(尤指许多人想得到的工作)
He's just landed a starring role in Spielberg's next movie. 他刚得到一个机会，在斯皮尔伯格执导的下一部电影里担任主角。
She's just landed herself a company directorship. 她刚在一家公司谋到一个主管的职位。
down-to-earth:sensible and practical, in a way that is helpful and friendly 务实的;切合实际的
She was friendly and down-to-earth and quickly put me at my ease. 她友好而实在，很快便使我感到无拘无束了。
overheads:regular costs that you have when you are running a business or an organization, such as rent, electricity, wages, etc. 经费;营运费用;经常性开支