Risk is the most common topic that comes up in our conversations with entrepreneurs and so each week we ask entrepreneurs to talk to us on the record about how they think about risk.

Tisha McCombs | Writer | Coach | Business Consultant | Adventure Guide

I’ve long lived by the mantra “Be afraid, but do it anyway”. I believe that the most meaningful, impactful, and joyful parts of our lives lie on the other side of fear. That could be fear of risking failure, judgement, vulnerability, change, and any number of others things. I don’t live without fear of risk, I just don’t let it stop me from moving ahead. This certainly came into play when I decided at different times to start my two different businesses and to step away from my previous career in executive leadership. Read more>>

Shawn Campbell | Owner of Campbell Marketing Group

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, risk is necessary. I think I’ve always been one to take somewhat calculated risks in everything I’ve ever done – and couple that with just a “tad bit” of competitiveness – I think that’s a combination that can turn someone’s dreams of becoming an entrepreneur into a reality. Read more>>

Brooke Mills | Permanent Cosmetic Artist/Tattooist

My career began after we took a huge risk as a family. In 2016 we sold all we owned, and with 12 suitcases, 3 kids, and a little wanderlust within us, we moved from our small hometown in Arizona, across the Pacific to live the island life on Oahu, HI. I’ve always considered myself creative and artistic, but my work background was in dental assisting. My kids were all going to be in school and I had a desperate nagging feeling inside of me that something “in the tank” that was desperate to get out. Read more>>

eli Medina | Makeup artist & Studio Manager of The Sparkle Bar

I think it’s important to take risks , to challenge yourself , to make yourself uncomfortable . I tell each of my new artists this that they need to get get uncomfortable to grow . Ive taken several risks in my life some great some not so great but one thing has always happened , I learned something new about myself each time . When i was in high school I left home at the end of my sophomore year at the risk of my own mental health . Read more>>

Jodi & Cesar Plaza | Co Owners of Imagination Plaza

Without great risk, there is no great reward, and our entire lives have centered around being willing to take some level of risk. From moving from our hometowns on the east coast to having a family and starting a business. The prelude to each major accomplishment has been risk, and we are excited to see the manifestation of our most recent uncertain opportunity, opening Imagination Plaza. Read more>>

Myles Yaksich | Writer and Director

Risk is an inherent and unavoidable part of life. Whether I look back at my days in banking or think of where I’m at now in the entertainment industry, risk has played an integral role in the way I consider opportunity. The moves I’ve made that have advanced my career the most, for example leaving my previous career in financing to carve out a niche in the entertainment industry, would probably be considered ‘risky’. Read more>>