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IronCEO RapidFire: Steven Khuong, CEO & Co-Founder, Curacubby

Our reasons for starting companies are usually very personal. Steven Khuong, says his reason was a bit of “serendipity.” He originally founded a small preschool because he could not find a suitable program for his young child with special needs. From this school, he incubated the idea for Curacubby, a complete online school management system that handles enrollment, billing and payment processing, and revenue growth.

Steven seems to find a “silver lining” in most aspects of life. Covid19 has significantly hurt the childcare and early education business. But the crisis has helped push small business owners to get past their resistance to change.

Steven also thinks that the pandemic has made him a better CEO. More thinking, he tells me and less doing.

“I wish someone would have told me early you need to spend as much time thinking as actually doing. With early-stage entrepreneurs, we get stuck in this wheel of task management, just checking off boxes. Before you know it, you are physically tired, and you have not prioritized the time to think. I find myself doing a lot more thinking now and strategizing to help my counterparts grow."

Each week, on the IronCEO RapidFire, I will try to find out what makes the entrepreneur tick and try to get you to sit in their seat. #entrepreneurship #startups #theironceo


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