Another Entrepreneurship Project of the Whitman School of Management

"Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct."
-Barbara Corcoran,
(2012 Keynote Speaker)

Tessa J. Kennedy

New Histories Jewelry

Tell us about your greatest challenge and how you overcame it:

Fear of my finances! Spending the little bit of money I had on gemstones, silver, postcards, branding, display, etc. Being a great mom is hard enough- but add school, teaching, and then entrepreneur?! But I am SO glad I took the risk.

What advice do you have for other women entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs?

Do everything yourself until you know you can't… and when you can't, ask for help. It's amazing what we can do on our own, or what our friends and family can help us achieve.

Key take-aways from your experience with the WISE Center or Symposium:

All these positive women working together? Supporting each other? Sounds great to me.

Any other information you want to share:

Do what you love!

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235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-443-8693

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