KZ comes from a family of entrepreneurs including her father who owned a metal stamping business and her brother a metal trading business. She moved to Florida three years ago after having been born and raised in Pennsylvania. KZ enjoyed an extensive career in sales and teaching positions including being an instructor to Dale Carnegie.
Being an entrepreneur has always been a passion of KZ’s and that lead her to launch her own company called Cruise Planners in October 2015. She spent one-year doing market research and obtaining the certifications needed to bring her credibility in the industry. Her company is based in Palm Coast but what she does enables her to work anywhere in the United States.
During her entrepreneurship journey, KZ has utilized SCORE Volusia Flagler, Entrepreneur Night and other resources to help her company start and grow. She is also a member and President of the Jacksonville Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women. KZ recommends to other entrepreneurs that you have your budget defined thoroughly and that you manage it closely.
In addition, entrepreneurs should be willing to listen to other people and their suggestions as well as recognize that you can’t sit at home and grow your business…you have to get out there if you want to make it happen!