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Many University of Phoenix alumni are entrepreneurs at heart. In fact, an impressive 10 percent of us have taken the plunge into business ownership.
Like many of you, I was inspired to start my own company based on my capstone project in my MBA program, which my husband and I completed together. I still remember our early days as business partners when we were just getting our footing, balancing our traditional nine-to-five jobs and our new family with our shared dream of making it big on our own.
I know first-hand that running your own business is an around-the-clock venture. My biggest lesson from the experience? Be willing to take advice from others. This issue is filled with pointers for aspiring and longtime entrepreneurs alike, including marketing tips from former New England Patriots CMO Lou Imbriano in “How to score clients.”
Your fellow alumni also share their journeys to business ownership. One inspiring success story is that of Atour Eyvazian, MBA ’00, who worked his way from janitor to Jack in the Box’s biggest franchise owner. He is truly living the American dream.
Here’s to pursuing your passion!
You can make a strong first impression by featuring your educational achievements with an official degree badge that you can add to your profile, blog or website. Get your badge today at www.phoenix.edu/ alumni/badges/alumni.html.
Nikki Sandoval, MBA ’03
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