In this episode, we talked about how Rhonda started her entrepreneurial journey by converting her garage into a roller-skating rink at the age of 10 years old while the rest of us just had a lemonade stand. Get business insights and learn why entrepreneurship can be life-changing for kids. Also, find out what Heinz Ketchup has to do with business and how it sank the competition.  


What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

My dad always told me that if you want to see it happen then get started on it.

What is your proudest career accomplishment and why?

Probably my last business- a full-scale party store. It was my biggest dream in both size and service. We did what “the big boys” did in our small town and I loved every minute of it.

What has been the hardest career moment and how did you overcome it?

I had spent 16 years in the newspaper business where I was able to utilize all of my entrepreneurial skills to build the paper up to be a shining star in our newspaper group and be promoted to Publisher because of it.. which I spent the last six years of my career there doing. There came a point when things began changing, both internally and externally, and I knew it was time to move on while I still loved what I was doing. Turning in my resignation was the hardest thing but it ended up opening me up to new possibilities and my party store was the result of that.

Favorite quote: 

“Your vibe attracts your tribe” – unknown 

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