Archive for June, 2015

“I know a lot of people, especially those I went to high school with, that don’t ever venture outside of their comfort zones. They just have to be willing to see what’s out there. I think organizations like Create Birmingham are definitely trying to bridge the gap, but it will only help so much unless people are willing to participate and get involved.”

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“For me, it’s just getting out there and really getting to test your assumptions. Do I have a viable product to put out to the market? You really get to test that and you get to meet people and talk to people. It forces you out there and you find out what people like and what they don’t like. What you need to change, what you need to add. I think every small business owner needs to go through CO.STARTERS.”

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“Birmingham has an incredibly receptive, engaged, and enthusiastic audience when it comes to pioneering positive change for the community. Cooking and sharing food is a very sincere way to connect with others, and establishing connectivity becomes a foundation for prompting change. I feel that there is plenty of opportunity for culinary entrepreneurs in Birmingham because this city welcomes the thinkers and doers, artisans, and creatives who will help introduce new ideas to the table.”

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“My role as a leader of the design process establishes expectations and includes finding ways to inspire others, explore ideas and create wonderful places. I believe we find the best in ourselves when we are able find the best in each other.”

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