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.

Madison Fields | Brand & Web Designer

As a general rule, I’m a pretty play-it-safe kind of person. I’ve always been someone who follow rules because I hate getting in trouble, and I especially hate disappointing myself or other people. However, starting my business is the one big risk that I can remember taking in my life. I went to college thinking to pursue a nursing degree because I wanted to “help people,” and everyone else said “people are always going to need nurses.” Read more>>

Nancy Contreras | Pageant & Modeling Director

We take risks everyday. Stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time, is a good thing. You can learn from your mistakes and grow from each experience. Taking risks is what gave me the freedom to create the life I enjoy. Read more>>

Asya Marshall | AKA DJ Marz / Deejay

I feel that risk taking really shows how passionate, and courages you are when it comes to doing something you truly believe in. A lot of us are scared of change and fear the unknown so we settle for comfort. I was formally working as a full time special education teacher while deejaying on the side, I knew that becoming a full time deejay is what I really wanted so one year ago I took a chance on myself and quit my career as a teacher. Read more>>

Chassidy Reff | Singer and Songwriter

As an Independent Artist I have to take risk all the time. Before attending Texas Southern I knew I wanted to do nothing but sing and song-write and make music people could relate to. When I told family and friends I wanted to go to school for music I kept hearing negative feedback like “You’re not going to make money in that field” “What if you don’t make it” “You’re not going to make to it” “Just do something else”, Read more>>