The Founders Club, a new student-led organization, began this semester seeking to provide aid with student entrepreneurs.
Early this semester, club president Karson Tutt, a senior business major, expanded The Founders Club in hopes of providing all students with the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship. The organization has been opened to all students who are interested in learning what it takes to start and manage their own businesses.
Tutt said the group is focusing more on helping student entrepreneurs all around campus to tap into their hopes and dreams.
“We’re working on helping people get the business knowledge that they need. They already have the skills and a lot of great ideas but not everyone has the business knowledge,” said Tutt. “That’s where the Founders Club comes in.”
The organization is open to all ACU students and has been in the works since the beginning of the 2019 fall semester. Many students have already taken advantage of the organization and its benefits.
Anne Carroll, senior Psychology major, is one of the many students who started their own business with the help of The Founders Club. Carroll said The Founders Club has been a great help for her new entrepreneurship.
“There’s a bunch of us just doing our own thing and trying to excel by doing what we love,” Carroll said. “It’s not really about success, it’s just about doing what we love and sharing it with others.”
Carroll created her business, The Yarn & Thread Shop, in late May. The brand caters to high school and college students who are looking for trendy wall decor.
The creation of the wall decor she makes started as a hobby until one of her friends wanted to purchase one from her. She began to make more of the items and sold them on Etsy as well as Instagram.
“It was just something fun to do to keep myself busy while he was away.” Carroll said, “I did not expect people to actually want to buy my creations,”
Just a few years ago, Tutt was in Carroll’s shoes in starting her own business. Tutt has also been running her own jewelry and photography business, Creations by Karson, since 2016.
With the foundation of The Founders Club, students with creative ideas are now able to expand upon and share their creations with those around them.
“Don’t be afraid to share what you love with others,” said Tutt. “Everything starts off as a dream. Don’t let your dreams just be dreams.”
For more information on The Founders Cub as well as Creations by Karson, contact email@example.com.
For more information on The Yarn & Thread Shop, contact Anne Carroll on Instagram @yarn_n_thread.