I am the executive director of a pregnancy care center ministry. We help families that are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. We provide options counseling, material services, a parenting program, post-abortion Bible studies, and abstinence presentations for youth.
I've always been captivated by entrepreneurship, and the Falls School of Business has allowed me to pursue my dreams in ways I never thought possible. The most memorable experience I have in the School of Business is starting my own pancake restaurant with the support and backing of two of my professors. Opening up a restaurant was literally a dream come true, and the experiment quickly went from a practical example of what we learned in class to a campus-wide phenomenon.
When I was a music business major at AU, I was much more focused on and interested in the music part of that major. Oh, how things have changed! I am now self-employed in private practice as a licensed mental health counselor in Orlando, Florida. While I still utilize the creativity of the music part of that degree (I often write songs and stories for clients), I certainly rely a great deal on what I learned in the Falls School of Business to run my business.
After Attending the Anderson University Falls School of Business, I moved to Fishers, Indiana, and started a music business including playing guitars and piano tuning and repair. One of the things I learned in the FSB was that networking was key when building a business from scratch. When I was involved in market research classes or advertising-related classes, we always worked alongside a community organization or a real entity where connections and relationships were made and the local business world was symbiotic.
I started a company in June of 2007 with Brandon Coon (2005 finance grad). We now have a company of five people and complete branding, web design, and social media marketing projects for clients. I guess you could say we are making a difference because we are employing people in a down economy.