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A conversation with Shannon Wilburn

In 1997, Shannon (McKnight ’92) Wilburn had a simple idea: Make extra cash by selling “gently used” children’s clothes from the living room of her home. Her side business has since grown into Just Between Friends, a national children’s and maternity consignment franchise she co-founded that made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies, Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 Franchises and Kiplinger magazine’s “One of Eight Franchises Worth Buying.” In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 75 companies nationwide to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Award. Hear Wilburn, who visited Abilene Christian University’s campus last month, as she discusses her adventure in business. Also, read her tips for entrepreneurs.

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Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) is director of content strategy for University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video, e-newsletters and other communication channels.

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