Everyone knows that starting a new business is tough in any economy. But what about in today's very challenging economic conditions? The American entrepreneurial spirit is the engine that drives the American economy, but can that spirit also be the thing that turns the American economy around? Here are some profiles of University of Phoenix graduates and faculty who are also successful entrepreneurs.
Jonathan Nowling, MBA, graduated from the University of Phoenix School of Business in 2006. An entrepreneur from California, Nowling translated his love of California wine country in the Napa and Sonoma valleys into a business - but not by starting a vineyard or opening a gift shop. Instead, Nowling is in the lavender business.
"I was originally planning to open a high-end gift shop," Nowling says. "But as I was driving through California wine country touring vineyards and tasting wines, I kept noticing how the vineyard owners planted lavender and mustard in between the rows ofRead More »from Where are the entrepreneurs?