Scenario I: You are a seasoned business owner, perhaps even described as a "serial entrepreneur" over the years. You have launched businesses. You have had success. You have failed. We all fail. But you never gave up nor gave in. You have persistence. You have time on your side. You researched, researched and researched - applied what you learned, listened to your customers, grew your business and became a success story. You have knowledge to share with those starting up. You are NOLA Entrepreneur.
Scenario II: You are young, fresh, bright - college educated or drop out. You have a vision. You want to create. You have the solution to a problem. You know you can make it better. Your internet and social media skills are superb. Probably the best. Innovation excites you. Very few people understand you. Man. Women. Teenager. Kid. You were always creating. Always doing. You launched the software company out of your parents 3rd floor, basement, garage. You failed. You got up and did it again. You could benefit from working with a seasoned business adviser, if only you could find one. Knew where to look. Can be yourself. Your desire to launch - drive - build - grow - succeed is larger than life. YOU are a NOLA Entrepreneur.
Scenario III: You gave it all up to have children. Your success. Your living in LA, NYC, London. You met the man/woman of your dreams, found yourself back in the South and before you knew it, traded in your innovation for babies and bath time. Reading and spelling. But now your children are older. No more playdates. Now it's your turn. You always stayed connected. You never gave up dreaming. You are at it again. You have an amazing idea that needs to be shared. Discussed. Over coffee. Lunch. Breakfast. Friday night. Saturday night. Time for kids. Time for you. Time to grow that vision dancing in your mind. YOU, without a doubt, never stopped being. YOU are a NOLA Entrepreneur.
You have an idea. A vision. Growing a business is more than a college degree (or two) and/or street smarts. It's about building a network with those who understand WHO you are, what makes you tick and with applied knowledge and skills, together we can help build the others business through any disaster, any storm. Failure is a part of growing. It's a part of success that ties all entrepreneurs together. If you have failed and never gave up, YOU are a NOLA Entrepreneur.
If you have never launched a business but have a strong vision that won't silence, welcome......YOU are a NOLA Entrepreneur!