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ENTREPRENEUR, KIT-TEA: An Oasis Center For People And Cats

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Courtney is the founder of KitTea cafe, a upcoming cafe space that will create a harmonious environment for cats and humans, as well as allow people to adopt the cats in need of a home. Courtney began her career as a actress before entering the technology industry. Now she is on to her new cat cafe enterprise. She advises not locking yourself down to one career path when you graduate, because you never know where life will take you.

Job Title: Founder of Kit-Tea
Employer: Self-Employed

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

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Additional Info

Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='18560'>cats.</span> </p><p><span m='19420'>What</span> <span m='19650'>I</span> <span m='19690'>do</span> <span m='19850'>in</span> <span m='19930'>a</span> <span m='20000'>typical</span> <span m='20340'>day</span> <span m='21280'>currently</span> <span m='21880'>is</span> <span m='22910'>marketing,</span> <span m='24800'>responding</span> <span m='25310'>to</span> <span m='25480'>lots</span> <span m='25860'>of</span> <span m='25970'>emails,</span> <span m='27090'>and</span> <span m='27640'>going</span> <span m='27900'>back</span> <span m='28150'>and</span> <span m='28300'>forth</span> <span m='28620'>to</span> <span m='28780'>town</span> <span m='29120'>hall,</span> <span m='29960'>or</span> <span m='30210'>City</span> <span m='30460'>Hall,</span> <span m='30840'>I</span> <span m='30940'>should</span> <span m='31130'>say--</span> <span m='31470'>City</span> <span m='31700'>Hall.</span> <span m='34150'>Starting</span> <span m='34610'>up</span> <span m='34760'>a</span> <span m='34920'>restaurant</span> <span m='35440'>is</span> <span m='35530'>something</span> <span m='36330'>I've</span> <span m='36550'>never</span> <span m='36820'>done</span> <span m='37050'>before.</span> <span m='37690'>It's</span> <span m='37790'>a</span> <span m='37840'>new</span> <span m='38140'>project</span> <span m='38600'>for</span> <span m='38700'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='38860'>I</span> <span m='38950'>worked</span> <span m='39230'>in</span> <span m='39330'>tech.</span> <span m='39920'>And</span> <span m='40780'>before</span> <span m='41100'>that,</span> <span m='41260'>I</span> <span m='41350'>was</span> <span m='41530'>an</span> <span m='41630'>actress.</span> <span m='42540'>And</span> <span m='42800'>so</span> <span m='43900'>for</span> <span m='44030'>the</span> <span m='44120'>last</span> <span m='44360'>six</span> <span m='44560'>years,</span> <span m='44800'>I've</span> <span m='44910'>been</span> <span m='45040'>in</span> <span m='45140'>front</span> <span m='45290'>of</span> <span m='45390'>a</span> <span m='45450'>computer</span> <span m='45940'>doing</span> <span m='46230'>things.</span> <span m='46730'>And</span> <span m='47960'>when</span> <span m='48700'>you're</span> <span m='48830'>an</span> <span m='49000'>entrepreneur,</span> <span m='49690'>you're</span> <span m='49820'>all</span> <span m='50010'>about</span> <span m='50300'>the</span> <span m='50380'>next</span> <span m='50700'>project.</span> </p><p><span m='51430'>You're</span> <span m='51610'>all</span> <span m='51740'>about,</span> <span m='53580'>how</span> <span m='53606'>can</span> <span m='53633'>I</span> <span m='53660'>make</span> <span m='53840'>this</span> <span m='53990'>succeed?</span> <span m='54320'>How</span> <span m='54450'>can</span> <span m='54550'>I</span> <span m='54590'>make</span> <span m='54780'>this</span> <span m='54970'>work?</span> <span m='55880'>How--</span> <span m='56590'>it's</span> <span m='56790'>more</span> <span m='57350'>critical</span> <span m='57750'>thinking</span> <span m='58120'>versus</span> <span m='59930'>taking</span> <span m='60280'>direction</span> <span m='60700'>from</span> <span m='60860'>everybody</span> <span m='61240'>else.</span> <span m='63120'>So</span> <span m='63150'>you</span> <span m='63310'>really</span> <span m='63500'>have</span> <span m='63640'>to</span> <span m='63730'>be</span> <span m='63840'>your</span> <span m='64060'>own</span> <span m='64260'>boss.</span> <span m='64780'>And</span> <span m='64920'>you</span> <span m='65019'>really</span> <span m='65260'>have</span> <span m='65440'>to</span> <span m='65540'>manage</span> <span m='65830'>yourself</span> <span m='66180'>well.</span> </p><p><span m='67610'>And</span> <span m='67750'>this</span> <span m='67880'>is</span> <span m='67980'>something</span> <span m='68290'>I</span> <span m='68350'>actually</span> <span m='68630'>learned</span> <span m='68960'>from</span> <span m='70350'>working</span> <span m='70820'>in</span> <span m='70950'>film--</span> <span m='71540'>to</span> <span m='71710'>manage</span> <span m='72030'>myself</span> <span m='72580'>is--</span> <span m='72850'>because</span> <span m='73210'>you're</span> <span m='73500'>your</span> <span m='73750'>own</span> <span m='73840'>boss</span> <span m='74220'>at</span> <span m='74290'>that</span> <span m='74490'>point.</span> <span m='74880'>You</span> <span m='75060'>kind</span> <span m='75260'>of</span> <span m='75370'>are</span> <span m='75590'>an</span> <span m='75800'>entrepreneur.</span> <span m='77836'>So</span> <span m='78290'>I</span> <span m='78390'>think</span> <span m='78570'>that</span> <span m='78750'>experience</span> <span m='79270'>really</span> <span m='79510'>just</span> <span m='79700'>laid</span> <span m='79860'>the</span> <span m='79920'>groundwork</span> <span m='80470'>for</span> <span m='80600'>me</span> <span m='80850'>to</span> <span m='82780'>explore</span> <span m='83680'>other</span> <span m='83980'>things</span> <span m='84240'>that</span> <span m='84340'>I</span> <span m='84400'>was</span> <span m='84570'>passionate</span> <span m='85030'>about.</span> </p><p><span m='85410'>In</span> <span m='85560'>high</span> <span m='85730'>school,</span> <span m='86790'>I</span> <span m='87260'>wasn't</span> <span m='87630'>exactly</span> <span m='88030'>what</span> <span m='88160'>you</span> <span m='88240'>would</span> <span m='88350'>call</span> <span m='88610'>the</span> <span m='88690'>greatest</span> <span m='89020'>student.</span> <span m='89780'>In</span> <span m='90000'>fact,</span> <span m='90450'>I</span> <span m='90880'>was</span> <span m='91250'>doodling</span> <span m='91660'>comics.</span> <span m='94040'>In</span> <span m='94390'>class,</span> <span m='95110'>I</span> <span m='96250'>just</span> <span m='96650'>didn't</span> <span m='97030'>find</span> <span m='97490'>most</span> <span m='97820'>of</span> <span m='97860'>the</span> <span m='97920'>things</span> <span m='98270'>that</span> <span m='98390'>I</span> <span m='98460'>was</span> <span m='98600'>learning</span> <span m='98980'>interesting,</span> <span m='101600'>other</span> <span m='101850'>than</span> <span m='102080'>ceramics</span> <span m='102740'>and</span> <span m='102870'>theater.</span> <span m='103820'>And</span> <span m='104010'>those</span> <span m='104190'>are</span> <span m='104240'>the</span> <span m='104350'>things</span> <span m='104610'>that</span> <span m='104740'>I</span> <span m='104830'>really</span> <span m='105090'>excelled</span> <span m='105470'>in</span> <span m='105580'>and</span> <span m='105780'>really</span> <span m='106030'>put</span> <span m='106210'>all</span> <span m='106390'>of</span> <span m='106470'>my</span> <span m='106600'>attention</span> <span m='107020'>to.</span> </p><p><span m='107250'>And</span> <span m='107360'>I</span> <span m='107440'>thought,</span> <span m='107780'>you</span> <span m='107920'>know,</span> <span m='108940'>I'm</span> <span m='109150'>going</span> <span m='109270'>to</span> <span m='109340'>go</span> <span m='109670'>to</span> <span m='110810'>a</span> <span m='110880'>theater</span> <span m='111330'>arts</span> <span m='111570'>school.</span> <span m='112610'>This</span> <span m='113440'>is</span> <span m='113560'>my</span> <span m='113710'>destiny.</span> <span m='114230'>This</span> <span m='114280'>is</span> <span m='114410'>my</span> <span m='114550'>plan.</span> </p><p><span m='115310'>So</span> <span m='115930'>right</span> <span m='116200'>out</span> <span m='116300'>of</span> <span m='116370'>high</span> <span m='116550'>school,</span> <span m='116860'>I</span> <span m='116920'>graduated.</span> <span m='117660'>And</span> <span m='118090'>I</span> <span m='119530'>had</span> <span m='119690'>a</span> <span m='119750'>decent</span> <span m='120110'>GPA.</span> <span m='122220'>But</span> <span m='122510'>I</span> <span m='122620'>chose--</span> <span m='123040'>instead</span> <span m='123440'>of</span> <span m='123800'>going</span> <span m='124070'>to</span> <span m='124700'>your</span> <span m='124880'>classic</span> <span m='125290'>four-year</span> <span m='125560'>college,</span> <span m='126430'>I</span> <span m='126570'>went</span> <span m='126790'>to</span> <span m='126880'>theater</span> <span m='127210'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='128449'>And</span> <span m='128870'>I</span> <span m='128960'>know</span> <span m='129190'>a</span> <span m='129210'>lot</span> <span m='129410'>of</span> <span m='129460'>people</span> <span m='129710'>are</span> <span m='129830'>like,</span> <span m='130050'>well,</span> <span m='131640'>that</span> <span m='131720'>was</span> <span m='131850'>stupid.</span> <span m='132500'>Or</span> <span m='133940'>what's</span> <span m='134170'>your</span> <span m='134270'>backup</span> <span m='134750'>plan?</span> <span m='135160'>That's</span> <span m='135360'>a</span> <span m='135430'>big</span> <span m='135850'>question</span> <span m='136270'>that</span> <span m='136390'>people</span> <span m='136610'>always</span> <span m='136880'>ask</span> <span m='137110'>is,</span> <span m='137210'>what</span> <span m='137440'>is</span> <span m='137530'>your</span> <span m='137640'>backup</span> <span m='138040'>plan</span> <span m='138390'>when</span> <span m='138570'>you</span> <span m='138690'>study</span> <span m='139040'>theater</span> <span m='139780'>or</span> <span m='139860'>get</span> <span m='139940'>into</span> <span m='140070'>the</span> <span m='140230'>arts</span> <span m='140480'>in</span> <span m='140590'>general,</span> <span m='140930'>because</span> <span m='141480'>it's</span> <span m='141800'>so</span> <span m='142230'>competitive.</span> </p><p><span m='144170'>And</span> <span m='144290'>I</span> <span m='144410'>didn't</span> <span m='144670'>have</span> <span m='144700'>a</span> <span m='144730'>backup</span> <span m='145120'>plan.</span> <span m='145610'>I</span> <span m='145750'>just--</span> <span m='147150'>I've</span> <span m='147390'>always</span> <span m='147630'>been</span> <span m='147740'>a</span> <span m='147800'>passionate</span> <span m='148250'>person,</span> <span m='148620'>and</span> <span m='148710'>I've</span> <span m='148850'>always</span> <span m='149140'>been</span> <span m='149270'>a</span> <span m='149330'>self</span> <span m='149570'>starter</span> <span m='150020'>and</span> <span m='150790'>always</span> <span m='151670'>excited</span> <span m='152070'>to</span> <span m='152130'>do</span> <span m='152340'>more,</span> <span m='153060'>different</span> <span m='153460'>creative</span> <span m='153840'>things</span> <span m='154250'>and</span> <span m='154410'>just</span> <span m='154700'>try</span> <span m='154970'>things</span> <span m='155230'>that</span> <span m='155330'>are</span> <span m='155470'>weird</span> <span m='155960'>and</span> <span m='156140'>different.</span> <span m='157890'>And</span> <span m='158100'>that's</span> <span m='158480'>basically</span> <span m='158980'>what</span> <span m='159180'>I've</span> <span m='159300'>been</span> <span m='159450'>doing</span> <span m='159800'>since</span> <span m='160210'>I've</span> <span m='160390'>been</span> <span m='160690'>out</span> <span m='160820'>of</span> <span m='160900'>high</span> <span m='161070'>school</span> <span m='161430'>for</span> <span m='161600'>the</span> <span m='161720'>past</span> <span m='162700'>10</span> <span m='163000'>years.</span> </p><p><span m='163790'>What</span> <span m='163940'>I</span> <span m='164020'>wish</span> <span m='164180'>I</span> <span m='164330'>knew</span> <span m='164570'>in</span> <span m='164670'>high</span> <span m='164850'>school</span> <span m='165820'>that</span> <span m='165970'>I</span> <span m='166030'>know</span> <span m='166190'>now</span> <span m='167200'>is</span> <span m='167300'>that</span> <span m='167430'>it's</span> <span m='167570'>not</span> <span m='167740'>important</span> <span m='168190'>what</span> <span m='168310'>other</span> <span m='168520'>people</span> <span m='168810'>think</span> <span m='169030'>of</span> <span m='169130'>you.</span> <span m='169650'>It's</span> <span m='169870'>really</span> <span m='170160'>not.</span> <span m='170740'>It's</span> <span m='170870'>not</span> <span m='171060'>worth</span> <span m='171280'>it.</span> <span m='171680'>And</span> <span m='171820'>it's</span> <span m='171950'>a</span> <span m='172000'>waste</span> <span m='172260'>of</span> <span m='172320'>your</span> <span m='172430'>time</span> <span m='172900'>and</span> <span m='173100'>your</span> <span m='173210'>brain</span> <span m='173480'>power.</span> </p><p><span m='174540'>Being</span> <span m='174850'>different</span> <span m='175280'>is</span> <span m='175420'>OK.</span> <span m='176560'>I</span> <span m='176770'>was</span> <span m='176920'>so</span> <span m='177310'>wrapped</span> <span m='177660'>up,</span> <span m='178310'>wanting</span> <span m='178650'>to</span> <span m='178710'>be</span> <span m='178840'>popular</span> <span m='179840'>and</span> <span m='180070'>wanting</span> <span m='180440'>to</span> <span m='180880'>be</span> <span m='181110'>normal,</span> <span m='182580'>that</span> <span m='182910'>it</span> <span m='183850'>made</span> <span m='184040'>the</span> <span m='184200'>experience</span> <span m='184990'>not</span> <span m='185170'>as</span> <span m='185280'>enjoyable.</span> <span m='186380'>Once</span> <span m='186570'>you</span> <span m='186640'>get</span> <span m='186790'>out</span> <span m='186960'>of</span> <span m='187040'>high</span> <span m='187200'>school,</span> <span m='187480'>you</span> <span m='187630'>realize,</span> <span m='190390'>I</span> <span m='190540'>am</span> <span m='190730'>who</span> <span m='190890'>I</span> <span m='190990'>am.</span> <span m='191790'>And</span> <span m='192150'>you</span> <span m='192240'>get</span> <span m='192390'>comfortable</span> <span m='192830'>with</span> <span m='193000'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='193650'>And</span> <span m='194060'>you</span> <span m='194480'>go</span> <span m='194810'>in</span> <span m='195460'>a</span> <span m='195580'>direction</span> <span m='196030'>that</span> <span m='196160'>you</span> <span m='196240'>never--</span> <span m='196690'>or</span> <span m='197110'>you</span> <span m='197260'>go</span> <span m='197450'>in</span> <span m='197530'>directions</span> <span m='197970'>you</span> <span m='198040'>never</span> <span m='198310'>thought</span> <span m='198550'>you'd</span> <span m='198670'>go</span> <span m='198910'>in.</span> <span m='199860'>You</span> <span m='200150'>meet</span> <span m='200420'>people</span> <span m='200690'>you'd</span> <span m='200800'>never</span> <span m='201330'>thought</span> <span m='201380'>you'd</span> <span m='201430'>be</span> <span m='201480'>friends</span> <span m='201950'>with.</span> <span m='202210'>And</span> <span m='202710'>I</span> <span m='203570'>think</span> <span m='203750'>that's</span> <span m='203950'>really</span> <span m='204190'>important--</span> <span m='204960'>just</span> <span m='205210'>to</span> <span m='205780'>take</span> <span m='206040'>it</span> <span m='206100'>easy</span> <span m='206380'>on</span> <span m='206460'>yourself,</span> <span m='207370'>don't</span> <span m='207570'>care</span> <span m='207750'>what</span> <span m='207850'>others</span> <span m='208150'>think,</span> <span m='209010'>and</span> <span m='211090'>don't</span> <span m='211530'>lock</span> <span m='211910'>yourself</span> <span m='212320'>down</span> <span m='212990'>to</span> <span m='213140'>one</span> <span m='213470'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='214080'>That</span> <span m='214290'>was</span> <span m='214400'>another</span> <span m='214670'>thing.</span> <span m='214940'>I</span> <span m='215040'>would</span> <span m='215210'>always</span> <span m='215400'>say,</span> <span m='215690'>I'm</span> <span m='215870'>going</span> <span m='216010'>to</span> <span m='216060'>be</span> <span m='216210'>an</span> <span m='216350'>actress.</span> <span m='217700'>Well,</span> <span m='217970'>I'm</span> <span m='218140'>not.</span> <span m='218740'>Things</span> <span m='219390'>change,</span> <span m='219770'>and</span> <span m='219880'>you</span> <span m='219990'>change.</span> <span m='220510'>So</span> <span m='220700'>don't</span> <span m='220960'>lock</span> <span m='221150'>yourself</span> <span m='221470'>down</span> <span m='221690'>into</span> <span m='221870'>one</span> <span m='222090'>career</span> <span m='222400'>path</span> <span m='222760'>right</span> <span m='222950'>when</span> <span m='223110'>you</span> <span m='223630'>graduate.</span> <span m='224630'>You</span> <span m='224770'>just</span> <span m='224910'>never</span> <span m='225130'>know.</span> 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