Michael Harthorne writes in an article on the Ballard News-Tribune:
At only 23-years-old, while many recent college graduates are taking jobs they hate or struggling to find work, Danielle Harvey opened her own businesses because, really, how hard could it be?
Harvey, an action sports enthusiast who grew up in Spokane, graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Comparitive History of Ideas (“How much more humanities can you get?”) and was having little luck finding work.
“I couldn’t even get a job I didn’t want,” she said.
The rest of the article walks you through several of the steps Danielle took from designing her first business cards to planning the grand opening of a new yoga studio.
People might have told Danielle that opening a studio happens when someone is 35, not 23, but she didn’t let the naysayers deter her.
Entrepreneurs have always been the engine of job growth, and yet opening a new business in an economic downturn requires a ton of courage, hard work, and smart planning. Danielle’s story may be increasingly common, but it’s nevertheless an inspiration.