In Your Corner Founder Bea Arthur Shares How She Overcame Obstacles and Found Success

In Your Corner Founder Bea Arthur Shares How She Overcame Obstacles and Found Success - mbaMission

Bea Arthur

Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.

Bea Arthur is truly a jack-of-all-trades: she boasts two master’s degrees from Columbia University (in education and psychological counseling), hosts a web-coaching series, and is a multi-entrepreneur. Her latest endeavor, In Your Corner, which was founded in 2011 under the name “Pretty Padded Room,” has grown into a notable online counseling platform. Arthur joins the podcast series to discuss the following topics and more:

  • How being the first American-born family member pushed her toward entrepreneurship
  • Why appearing on Shark Tank was a less than pleasant experience, to put it mildly
  • How the financial crisis took down one of Arthur’s first companies—and how she pursued her dreams afterward

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