Welcome to our very first month of our “What Moves Her” campaign. We’re thrilled to kick off this initiative, where we’ll be diving off into the incredible world of women entrepreneurship, beginning with our experiences in the realm of real estate.
We are both pumped to share our stories, lessons, and insights into the exciting and challenging journey of running our business. We’re not just about showcasing pretty houses; we’re here to discuss the nitty-gritty of owning a business, the ups and downs of balancing mom life and work life, and all the wisdom we’ve gathered along the way. Plus, we’re planning to feature some amazing women in business in the upcoming months.
Let’s get to know a little more about Megan’s journey. After graduating from Auburn University in 2019 with a degree in economics and supply chain management, Megan, with her data analytics background, found the perfect fit in real estate. A stay-at-home mom at first, she sought a way to contribute to her family financially while maintaining that crucial balance of being present for her children. We both know how tricky that juggling act can be!
Now, I’ll share a little about myself. I have a degree in business administration. The knowledge of maintaining a business and my type A personality work well together to keep things organized and cohesive. Growing up, I had this fascination with floor plans. I vividly remember sketching my own designs on graph paper and even mapping out the house from “The Dukes of Hazzard.” My maiden name is Dukes, so yes, I was a geek when it came to Bo and Luke Duke. Fast forward, and here I am, a real estate enthusiast, just as passionate about houses and floor plans as I was back then. My journey into this field was almost predestined.
As we reflect on our early days, we acknowledge the misconception that real estate is only about showcasing beautiful homes. Oh no, it’s way more complex! Setting boundaries, handling emergencies, and balancing family life with demanding clients were just a few of the unexpected challenges. We’ve come to realize that the journey of entrepreneurship is a roller coaster of trials and triumphs.
For those of you aspiring to dive into entrepreneurship, here’s a nugget of advice from both Megan and me – don’t be afraid to try new things. Failure isn’t in the trying; it’s in not trying at all. Advocating for yourself and having those difficult conversations is key. We know it’s tough, especially for women who tend to be more emotional, but it’s a necessary part of the business journey.
We’re super stoked about two initiatives this year – the “What Moves Her” campaign that you’re reading about now and our collaboration with the Care Humane Society. Giving back to the community and supporting fellow women entrepreneurs are at the heart of what we do. We can’t wait to share more about our community involvement and the exciting projects on the horizon.
As we wrap up, Megan and I are filled with excitement for the upcoming year. The growth of Kent McCown Group, the impact of our “What Moves Her” campaign, and the projects in the pipeline have us eagerly anticipating the journey ahead. And guess what? We’ve got some spots open for female entrepreneurs who want to join us in the “What Moves Her” campaign. Let’s make a positive impact together!
So, buckle up, folks! Corrie & Megan are taking you on a thrilling ride through the entrepreneurial landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just dipping your toes into the world of entrepreneurship, stay tuned for more episodes of “What Moves Her,” where we shine a light on the incredible stories of women making waves in business.