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How This College Dropout Built a Home Care Company During a Health Care Labor Shortage 

On the way home from college after our junior year at South Carolina State, Caleb and I passed a beat-up vehi­cle with a sticker that read, “College of Charleston Alumni.” I told him, “If we continue with college, we will be driving that car.”

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is entrepreneurship?
  2. Do you think everyone must take the same path to start a business? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think a college degree is required to become a successful entrepreneur? Why or why not?
  4. Why do you think people decide to start their own businesses?
  5. What are some things that an entrepreneur should consider before starting their own business?
  6. What risks might be associated with starting your own business?
  7. What is an internship?
  8. How did an internship experience help Mr. Flournoy with his entrepreneurial path?
  9. What are startup costs?
  10. Are they the same for everyone?
  11. What were Mr. Flournoy’s startup costs?
  12. How did Mr. Flournoy disrupt the home care business in Georgia?
  13. What can you learn from Mr. Flournoy’s success as it relates to entrepreneurship?
  14. What is leadership?
  15. Why is leadership important to a business?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.