Launch your entrepreneurial self!
Do you have a hard time identifying personally with the word “entrepreneur”? Entrepreneur doesn’t exclusively mean a start-up CEO with several employees – it’s a person with an idea and a willingness to pursue that idea. With technology and culture progressing at speed, new markets and opportunities for business arise almost daily. Hear from Liza Wilson, entrepreneur and owner of the ToyBrary Austin, who aligned her interests, values and experience and created a thriving business.
We will discuss:
– why you MUST get a mentor
– being different is hard but necessary
– the benefits of working with other business owners
– you don’t need networking
Liza Wilson has been inextricably linked to education her whole life. She knew from an early age that teaching brought her joy, and after pursuing two master’s degrees in education, she spent eight years teaching in both public and private schools (pre-school – middle) and four years supervising and coaching first-year teachers. During her time in private education, Liza was a vital figure in her school’s start-up process and management. An important part of education for Liza is quality education materials and she has extensive experience creating and editing activities for French textbooks. These experiences set in Liza the idea for a new kind of business, and she became owner and founder of the ToyBrary Austin. The ToyBrary is a toy-lending library for children ages 6 months to 5 years with play stations and room for birthday parties. With an emphasis on happy kids, less clutter, less waste and happy wallets, Liza has created a community where children and parents are encouraged and supported in their journey to never stop learning.