Ask Kesara So how many businesses she has, and she’ll shrug her shoulders. “I lost count,” she might reply. At 23, So is already an experienced serial entrepreneur, and her next venture is to be her biggest yet.
So was 21 and in nursing school when her father passed away. Suddenly, with a mother who spoke little English and a sister in middle school, she was the head of the family. She was also suddenly in charge of the business, an Asian supermarket and grocery store called Seven Moons, that her family had started in Spartanburg after arriving from Cambodia.
As it turned out, business was a natural fit for So, who had dreamed not of becoming a nurse, as her father had wanted, but of being an entrepreneur.
“I was doing a business plan while studying bones!” So says of her time in nursing school.
That business plan became the basis for So’s first venture, Gift World, a gift shop located both within her family’s store and online that specializes in... Read More