It’s our second episode about the pivot to entrepreneurship with two Candy Factory members, Lucy Dowd and Bryan Coe. The pivot is that moment when someone finally decides to take the leap and start a business. Lucy Dowd is an estate planning attorney who started her own practice ten years ago. After law school Lucy worked at different practices until she began to realize how much more efficient a practice could be run by cutting down on overhead and utilizing technology and virtual administrative and paralegal services. Over a decade of running her own practice, Lucy has never looked back.
Bryan Coe is the owner of the marketing agency Blackbird e-Solutions. Blackbird helps companies get found online. Bryan took the leap to start his own company early in his career after spinning up a website for his father’s business and getting a taste of consulting. But life circumstances led Bryan on a journey back into the corporate world for a short time, before going back out on his own with Blackbird. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, Bryan has realized that it’s where he belongs.
Today it’s two conversations, with two entrepreneurs talking about their pivots to starting businesses.