It’s past time we remixed the entrepreneur archetype. The tried-and-true definition of an emerging or aspiring business owner feels tired. The modern entrepreneur is a mover, shaker and doer who’s not content with simply breaking all the rules. Our 52 trailblazers featured in the October issue are rewriting the rules, tearing them up and doing it all over again. It’s creation at its purest, because the fruits of one’s hustle are not actualized overnight or by following one jet-lagged recipe. It’s no longer adequate to measure entrepreneurs by the brick-and-mortar spaces they manifest or the jobs they create. Those are all important elements but fall short of what it truly means to build something — often with blood, sweat and tears. Whether you’re revamping the vintage clothing industry, introducing a fresh dining concept, cultivating an advocacy-focused creative agency or advancing the cause of equality for the LGBTQ+ community, the only thing that matters is freedom — the freedom to march to the beat of your own badass drum. Read our full rundown of trailblazers here.
Elizabeth Carberry built the Elizabeth Carberry Creative to house multiple creative endeavors, including branding, styling, and planning events and weddings. As the creative, she values the unique vision of her subjects, and is ready to handle everything life pitches.
Advice that keeps you hungry
Stay in [the] game. My dad has been repeating this mantra to me since I can remember. No matter what is thrown at you, stay in the game.
Early bird, night owl or in-between
Depends, are my children around? Night owl usually — I do my best work in the evening hours. It’s probably what makes being a wedding planner so fun.
Burning question for an iconic trailblazer
Sara Blakley: “What is your daily habit that helps maintain a healthy work/life balance?”
The current soundtrack to your life
Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” or the latest Spotify EDM mix to get pumped and ready.
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