Entrepreneur, Writer, Marketing Diva, and People Connector
I can’t help it. I didn’t choose to be a serial entrepreneur any more than a child chooses to play. I was born to create business ideas and grow them to success.
My first business was a partnership with Lisa Horell. At 8 years old we did all of our own advertising, publicity, marketing and operation of Dog Finders, Inc. Well, the inc. wasn’t legal, but it looked good. We scoured the neighborhoods of Overland Park (as far as we were allowed to go without crossing streets) looking for dogs to return to their owners. It didn’t pay well, a lesson I would come to learn is generally true when you “own the company”. We split the profits evenly, sharing the payment of satisfaction 50-50. We were rich.
I’ve never lost this drive for conceptual development. It has flourished into multiple entrepreneurial moments that consistently blossom into results much greater than I expect at initial creation. I credit this success to a strong internal drive, a recognition of the importance of research, a sincere motive, amazing staff and a supportive (and tolerant!) family. If you can dream it, you can do it! I’m a dreamer…