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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.
RD: I always had a knack for running my own business, something I attribute to my mother and grandmother, who were always launching new ventures when I was a child. At age 9 I started Rebecca’s Gift Box, a delivery service for boxes of fruit and other goodies, primarily targeting the parents of students at the university where I lived.
Then at age 14 I began Bec N Call, an errand service for busy professionals. After stints in college and jobs afterwards, I felt stuck, as if I were confined to the structure that others created. It took a while to realize that I could do something on my own. Initially, I thought the businesses I had with my family when I was young were just fun, but not something that could sustain me in “real life.”
When I finally saw a business I knew I could run better (a nanny agency), I shed my fear, took the leap and bought the business. Nowadays, I’m a bit obsessive about evaluating other businesses and dreaming about how I could make them thrive, or popping up with new ideas for them. My kids often tell me to stop coming up with ideas. (more…)