"My father said I would always have my law license. But that I only live once and I should go for it," she said. With her aviation company up and running, Tomkiel is also making time to practice law again.
Said Tomkiel: "I love doing both things. I probably would have made a lot more money working at a law firm full time but not as much fun as I have owning my business."
Hoping to build something more lasting, three months ago he co-founded The Bouqs. It's an online flower seller that delivers flowers cut fresh on an eco-friendly farm the company owns in Ecuador. Arrangements sell for a flat price of $40, including shipping.
"I want to be a part of its growth and feel like I am creating something more permanent," he said. He's also glad to have a chance to develop new skills. "I am being a leader," he said.
That changed when Paila acquired a struggling startup, Hagar Collars, last year because he felt passionate about their product -- a first aid brace for pets that's an alternative to the traditional lampshade collars, which can be restrictive and uncomfortable.
"Hands down I enjoy being an entrepreneur more," said Paila. "Every time an order comes in I get so much satisfaction. I want to grow my business and do it full time."
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