Building the Family Business - Sesealy and Najee Owens

Entrepreneur Struggle

May 29 2023 • 43 mins

It started with a need to find a good school for their daughter, and it became their most successful entrepreneurial endeavor. Sesealy and Najee Owens are the owners of Decatur Montessori School, a business they acquired in the midst of COVID-19. Sesealy and Najee’s respective business ventures had failed to take off, so they decided to rethink their approach and acquire an existing business, and this time, do it together. They discuss the difficulties of running a school during a pandemic, how they came together to work with parents and earned their trust and loyalty, and how they navigate making unpopular judgment calls when they know it’s best for the business. Najee and Sesealy also share what it’s like to run a business as a husband and wife duo with three kids at home, and how they are demonstrating for their kids the freedom and possibilities that entrepreneurship can provide, with the hope that they’ll one day grow the family business that they now refer to as the House of Owens.   Support Their Work->  Support My Business -> Support My Business -> Stay updated with our weekly newsletter and join our live monthly Entrepreneur Struggle events by following me on LinkedIn - Support the show: Support the show: See for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit