An Interview with Zachary Alexander

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Typically I am the one interviewing local entrepreneurs, but this week, I had the great pleasure of sitting in the hot seat, being interviewed by Zachary Alexander from He asked me about my work, my passion for the local economy, particularly Lowell and somewhere in the middle we delve into a philosophical discussion about the world and the economy (one of my favorite pastimes, to be honest).

From Alexander:

Today, we are talking with Franky Descoteaux. Franky is the Director at the Entrepreneurship Center @CTI in Lowell, Mass. At CTI, she helps startups, growth companies, and crisis-stage businesses.

The reason that we are talking with Franky is that it will take more than a great idea to be successful post-lockdown. You won’t be able to simply sell your way out of the challenges that lay ahead. You’re going to need to be able to implement a strategy. So, we are talking with an expert at helping entrepreneurial companies in all phases.

Alexander's Big Takeaway:

Become a resource of resilience for your community. There’s been a lot of confusion let loose in the world. And the call for leadership can be heard far and wide. However, what may be needed more than leadership is a resource of resilience that can act as an anchor for our communities against the current storm.

To listen to the full interview, click the link below:


With gratitude for opportunity to learn while speaking with others.


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