When Mischmanna Guerrier’s father created a lawn care business from scratch, she witnessed first-hand the determination and drive it would take to succeed. She attributes this experience to sparking her interest in entrepreneurship and bringing an idea to fruition in the form of a business.
Guerrier knew she needed to pursue higher education to improve her chances at running a successful business. She was the first person in her family to earn a college degree when she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from USF in 2018 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in entrepreneurship as well as an MBA. She has had the opportunity to work with a business through the USF Small Business Development Center, where she worked with a team of students to create a plan that could help a local a business expand, first identifying areas that needed to be improved and suggesting marketing tactics. In the end, all suggestions were implemented by the business.
As a graduate assistant in the Collier Student Success Center, Guerrier helped redesign the Bulls Business Community’s mentorship program. She has demonstrated leadership and strategic planning through the detailed reporting system she introduced alongside the curriculum for mentors in the program. This has allowed for the program to succeed through a global pandemic and still produce outstanding results.
Guerrier has used her experience and education she has gained to establish her own company, Guerrier Solutions, LLC. She wants to help others create more sustainable businesses.