In this episode of Money Tales, our guest is Laura Renner. Laura’s a U.S. Air Force graduate with an MBA who found herself walking dogs and dog sitting to make ends meet as she launched her third and current business. While she enjoyed being with the dogs, she knew it wasn’t prestigious work and felt a little bit ashamed because that’s not something that you imagine an MBA doing. However, after talking about it with a friend, Laura realized that she was happy, and doing this temporary work allowed her to self-fund a business that she cared so much about.
Laura, a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, founded Freedom Makers out of a passion to help small business owners and military families. As a small business owner herself, she understands the stress and challenges that come with being a business owner and also the difficulties that military spouses have building and maintaining a career when they may be transferred at a moment’s notice. By founding Freedom Makers, Laura is able to create freedom for business owners AND military spouses.
Laura graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science in English and a minor in Chinese-Mandarin. She served as a Public Affairs Officer before leaving the Air Force to earn an International MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In the Air Force Reserve, she serves as a Force Support Officer, which manages personnel programs.
Laura has worked for nearly twenty years dealing directly with people in foreign and public relations, education and human resources. Throughout her career, she has studied people — what drives us, what inspires us and knows how to help people reach their potential. When Laura is not working to grow Freedom Makers Virtual Services, she very much enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and having story-worthy adventures!