Sachleben: Investing in young entrepreneurs makes good business sense

The Journal Record | Oklahoma

Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Little Rock helped me to understand the value of a dollar from a young age.

As a Girl Scout, I dipped my toe into entrepreneurship, mimicking the hard work ethic I witnessed in my family and community. Eventually, I became the first Girl Scout in town to sell one thousand boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

Those early entrepreneurship experiences instilled in me confidence and an appreciation for numbers. They made me who I am now, a community banker, and led me to a career supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners through our daily work and community partnerships at Stride Bank.

This year I have the unique opportunity to meet and invest in budding entrepreneurs at Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s Future Founders Pitch Night, scheduled to take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9th, at their Danforth Campus. At the dynamic event, student entrepreneurs will present their business concepts before a panel of industry experts.

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