How to start a business a business with a ramen noodle budget
This is one of the workshops that I attended last weekend as part of the 35th annual leadership conference on Oklahoma. The facilitator of the workshop started her business with a very low budget hence the name of the workshop. Felecia Hatcher launched her first business at the age of 19 as a freshmen in college and went to launch 3 businesses without any outside funding. Hatcher was recently honored at the White House for being one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30. She led a very interactive seminar on tips and strategies that we can all use to put our innovative ideas to use. She gave us simple steps to follow if we were interested in an entrepreneurial path; especially if we don't have all the proper funds to start our business. One of the main reasons I liked her presentation was because in almost every aspect of her life, there were people that told her that she wouldn't make it or that she wasn't good enough, and although she had very limited resources, she was able to overcome those obstacles and prove people wrong. She also talked about how she was awarded about $ 100,000 to attend college even though she was a "C" student. This is what assured her that she could always succeed if she didn't allow her limitations define her growth.