Coaching the Creative: Young Entrepreneurs

Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus said: “All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed…finding our food, feeding ourselves. That’s where human history began.”

I agree with Yunus that you and I were born entrepreneurs.  However, this doesn’t mean that I believe everyone should start their own businesses. The personal fortitude it takes to ride the emotional roller coaster; to gamble and betting on yourself that you will beat the odds, and the constant “on-button” that come with starting a company is not encoded into every individual.

We all need to cultivate what our cave-dwelling ancestors had: inventing the way we live our lives.
Only a select group need create and found their work upon the baseline of self-employment.
And so it is with this young entrepreneur that I champion for being a co-owner of a salon at age 24.
Megan Draper started her hair and beauty career before she could drive. As an apprentice she pulled herself up with innovation and hours and hours of learning blended with labor.

Today her Salon, Butterfly Jac is proud to announce they are enjoying their second year as a nominee in Elle Magazine’s top 100 Salons in the Nation. Enjoy this conversation with Megan and learn some of the mindset and work ethics of one of Salt Lake City’s up and coming entrepreneurs.