Kathleen King, retired entrepreneur:
When I opened Kathleen’s, I was 21 years old. It was my baby, so I worked 24 hours a day and thought nobody could do anything as well as I could.
The second time around, I vowed that I wasn’t going to be emotional; I told myself I was not going to give blood for Tate’s. People don’t understand that you can have a business and love it and be passionate, but you don’t have to be so attached. That lack of attachment liberated me to function more clearly and execute more quickly.