What is your story?
Growing up, I was taught the importance of independence, often times having to find alternative ways to get around and accomplish tasks, whether it be imagining math problems on the ceiling or typing with my nose. In junior high, we were tasked with making a working invention. Logically I came up with a project that would have been impossible for a 7th grader to create in a month (a laptop with a combined printer), so I decided to go with a broom with a fold down dust pan. Around this time, my parents started to grow our acreage into a small farm with goats and steers. Looking back at high school, I realized the leadership positions were more of a popularity contest and I did not fit that group. Fast forward to college, my independence became more apparent as I learned to navigate between classes and got involved with student organizations. I quickly realized I needed to be a leader in some way, so I started with my residence hall student government. I also was part of various other organizations' officer teams. I was approached by another student to help build the UNL Disability Club. We spent almost a year working out the details of the ground work. In the entrepreneurship classes I took was where I began figuring out how I could turn my ideas into businesses. I started the process with a camping supplies vending machine, quickly realizing it would take a lot of upfront capital. I then realized nursing Scrubs needed a design improvement so I created G-Rated Scrubs. Today you will find me doing one of four things: working on G-Rated Scrubs, dreaming up the next big idea, figuring out how to become a better leader, or fixing something that is broke.
What is your business?
What advice would you give to a student starting their entrepreneurial journey?
Don't let the fear of starting keep you in the planning phase.
What has been the biggest hurdle or struggle you've dealt with in your entrepreneurial journey?
My biggest struggle has been business marketing