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Nan McKay’s Story

What is it like to build an entrepreneurial career from work in public service – is that possible?  And how do you transition every level of learning, even the experiences you had as a child, and taking on 17 jobs as a tennager, into your future success? What is that entrepreneurial journey like? In this interview, Case Lane has a conversation with Nan McKay, owner of Nan McKay Connects and founder of Nan McKay and Associates. Nan has a varied and fascianting entrepreneurial journey. Through our conversation, you can understand how entrepreneurs can come from different backgrounds and experiences, overcome obstacles, and achieve goals from a variety of circumstances.  Listen to Ready Entrepreneur Podcasts here.

When An Icon Dies

By Karen Kendra- We all knew it was coming, but against all odds, we hoped for a miracle anyway. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known with affection as “The Notorious RBG” was a diminutive, but imposing fixture on the Supreme Court of the United States for over twenty-seven years.  Most of us thought it was longer.  Her voice was at last silenced by the cancer that she had fought valiantly for years, while “going at full speed”, to…

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