Tennille Carter

Tennille Carter grew up in New Orleans. With a knack for numbers and a take-charge, sociable personality, she dreamed of some day running her own business.

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast and forced an evacuation of her hometown, she migrated to Atlanta, found a job as an accountant at an envelope company, and decided to stay put.

“I liked my job, but ever since I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be my own boss,” she said. “Entrepreneurs just have that different mindset – we’d rather not punch a clock! So I started planning.”

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