Rose Mansel-Playdell has taken an unlikely path on her entrepreneurial journey. After graduating from Fairview High School, she attended a four-year university, spending her first semester studying pre-veterinary medicine. She then decided to pursue her life’s passion: the arts.
Rose spent her second semester studying theater and business before transferring to Northwest State. She is now majoring in entrepreneurship and business management.
Rose had the entrepreneurial spirit instilled in her from a young age. “My community has always been a huge advocate of small businesses, and both of my parents run small businesses, mainly as a hobby,” Rose shared. “When I decided to change majors last fall, I started a business named ‘Canvas in Motion,’ where I paint custom canvas shoes and other freelance artwork.”
For Rose, taking a course in entrepreneurship was a natural fit. With the knowledge she gained in her studies coupled with her initial success with Canvas in Motion, Rose has been inspired to pursue an even larger business venture, The Class Act Scene Shop. Rose’s dream is to combine her love of business and theater to help high school and community theaters by renting specialty props and set pieces. Rose recently shared her business vision at NSCC’s Entrepreneurship Forum, an event modeled after the TV show “Shark Tank,” which allows aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to present their ideas to a panel of experts who provide advice.
“After I graduate from NSCC, I plan to continue developing my business plan while earning a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. Whenever the time is right, I’ll launch my business and go from there. I have faith that my education at NSCC and the support from the people around me will open many doors in the near future. I’m excited to see what it brings and where I will go,” she said.