Amy Tanksley: From Boardroom to Barbershop

Sometimes I learn the best lessons by making the best mistakes
— Amy Tanksley
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Her Story of Success...

Amy Tanksley grew up thinking that risk was a four-letter word and that choosing a job in corporate America was following a safe path. But after a rough and tumble experience in the volatile oil and gas industry in Houston, she set out on a quest for risk she could control, and in 2008 opened Uncle Classic Barbershop, which now has 5 locations in Nashville.

 

About This Episode...

In today's episode, Amy discusses the wake-up call of almost starting her career at Enron, the challenge of finding funding for a startup, making room for both motherhood and entrepreneurship, and taking an idea from maybe to reality.