3: Ashley Brown – YP Perspective on Entrepreneurship

In Episode 3 of UCYP, we have an Uphill Conversation with Greenville, SC young professional Ashley Brown on the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.

Show Notes:

  • Started out in Asheville post-college and had hard time finding a job
  • Phenomenon of accidental entrepreneurship
  • Greater awareness of perceived weaknesses and turning them to your advantage
  • Challenges of being a young professional entrepreneur
  • Importance of building a strong inner circle
  • Desire for challenges to solve and solve quickly – pressure as privilege
  • Taking risks to realize a dream, taking an idea into action
  • Don’t overlook incredible amount of work that comes with launching a business
  • Uphill Challenge in Ashley’s life has been shifting her personal priorities to align with her role as a business owner
  • Sometimes you need to let go of relationships you’ve outgrown
  • When you make decisions, you never know who’s watching
  • Inspiration for starting GirlBossGreenville and its purpose
  • Magic of bringing women together to share stories and support one another
  • Don’t let your age, specifically your youth, be your barrier
  • Ashley shares advice she’d give to YPs starting out
  • Importance of making true connections and being present with others

Connect with Ashley:

Influences in Ashley’s life:

About Ashley:

26 year old Greenville native Ashley Brown is founder of #GirlBossGreenville and owner of Ashley Brown Strategy. “I knew that I owed it to myself to at least try, “ She says in referring to the decision to go full-time into entrepreneurship. In the past year she has launched 2 LLC’s, 1 not for profit women’s group (GirlBossGreenville) and is launching her third business in July. Her favorite part of owning a business in Greenville has been onboarding her five employees and watching them grow.

When Ashley isn’t working, she’s in the mountains or splashing in a stream. She’s happiest in the sunshine reading an old paperback novel and eating mac and cheese coated with Franks Hot Sauce.

INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

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