What’s your name?

Andrena Sawyer

What’s the name of your company?

P.E.R.K. Consulting

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Why should you win the Under30CEO March Madness Entrepreneur Mashup?

I took a major leap of faith in 2012 and walked away from my traditional office job to pursue my passion. When I started my business, P.E.R.K. Consulting, I was armed with very little other than my experiences and drive. Today, I have managed to build a small team of volunteers and staff that are equally passionate about the mission of my company, which is to support organizations and empower people. The entrepreneurship journey can, at times, be frustrating and lonely, but I have stayed true to my vision to provide quality and affordable services to our clients.

Tell us about your company!

P.E.R.K. Consulting is nonprofit and small start-up consulting company that uses a two-component business strategy to support organizations and people. On one side of our business strategy, we provide program development and capacity building support to small and medium-sized organizations. On the other side, we host and facilitate a series of personal and professional development workshops for youth and women.

Who do you pick to win the NCAA tournament?

Duke University.

If you could be one college mascot, who would you be and why?

I would be Baldwin the Eagle. Eagles are known for being bold, independent and determined. They are also known for their keen eyesight. As an entrepreneur, these are characteristics I hope to maintain and consistently demonstrate. My favorite attribute of the eagle is that they are fearless leaders and they often fly alone. As an entrepreneur it is sometimes challenging to express your vision and methods to others. I found that it was necessary for me to follow-through with my plans whether or not I received adequate support.

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