MBA to Entrepreneurship: My Story

As a still “newbie” entrepreneur, I’m always curious to know from other entrepreneurs how they started their journey. Their stories arealways fascinating and different. Everyone starts at a different age, a few have inherited their family business, some began their start-ups right out of college, and many become entrepreneurs in the 2nd, or even 3rd phases of their careers. 

The idea of being an entrepreneur has been with me since I can remember, at some point I always knew I wanted to strike out on my own, own my own business, be my own boss… However, the expectation and reality I faced was go to school, graduate, secure a good job, and earn a steady paycheck. And that is exactly what I did… 

Seeking an MBA

I had a great corporate career, but there was always the push, that drive in me to do more. So my “more” became going back to school to earn my MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School.  During the 21 months while I was pursuing my graduate degree, the spark of entrepreneurship was again ignited. I began to take a series of classes on entrepreneurship, I did a 5 month intensive consulting program, made great connections, had an incredible student network, and most of all, I had professors, administrators, and fellow students and friends challenge me to do something different, something more.

After ending my coursework, I decided to take a few months off to decide how to manifest that “something different, something more”. During those few months off, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and start my entrepreneurship journey. It’s been an interesting start to what I believe will become an even more interesting story.

The Beginning of My Journey

Recently, the Kenan-Flagler Business School decided to do a profile and share the beginning of my entrepreneurship journey; I in turn, would love to share this article with you.

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Looking forward to creating the rest of the story!

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