All tagged Entrepreneurship
VM Creativ is a joint effort to create visual art by Viv Delgadillo and Matt Mateiescu. The couple’s venture combines their passion for creativity and travel to establish a location-independent business model. During our chat, they talk to us about what it’s like to run a business with a romantic partner, why burn out almost always poses a threat (even while doing something you love), and how they turn daydreaming into actionable to-do’s.
Nicole Vasquez is a Chicago-based entrepreneur with a knack and passion for bringing people together to share ideas, exchange information and establish mixed-industry collaborations. She facilitates this process every day at The Shift, the co-working and community space she founded, by connecting fellow entrepreneurs to opportunities and resources. She frequently hosts and leads events, panels and workshops to discuss entrepreneurship, building collaborative communities, and managing co-working spaces. In 2015, Nicole was named one of the “35 Under 35 Making an Impact in Chicago,” and won the Community Award at the RedEye Chicago Big Idea Awards.
McKensie Mack is a creative, entrepreneur and communication strategist who hails from the South Side of Chicago. Her work today ranges from satirical campaigns, to language learning, to community building for women and people of color. Her interests also lie in empowering young women as she works to foster a community of strong, diverse, badass women for future generations to come. A self-proclaimed night owl with a Southern soul and a ‘bad’ attitude, she is a force to be reckoned with.
When I was growing up in Mexico, my mother made it very clear to my siblings and I that we couldn’t afford everything we asked for. My father lived and worked very hard in the US for half of the year to support our family of 5. Each time my father sent money from the US, my mom used it to pay bills, buy food, clothing, fund our education and so on. Because my mother was good at budgeting and tried to stretch each dollar as much as possible, she had no problem saying ‘No’ to our pleas for toys or gadgets. This situation is a common experience for millions of families all over the world. When an individual from an immigrant community sends money to his or her home country, this transaction can be defined as a remittance. Millions of families’ economic livelihoods depend entirely on remittances.