How did you become a Business Coach for Female Entrepreneurs?
I started my first business at twelve years old when I convinced a local contractor in our small California resort town to lend me the use of a commercial dumpster. Every Sunday afternoon I’d set up my lawn chair and sign in front of the dumpster and charge visitors $5 a bag to dispose of their weekend’s garbage so they didn’t have to haul it home with them. The business was so successful that the town Women’s Club still runs the Sunday Trash Collection.
That first taste of entrepreneurship lit a fire in me. I loved being my own boss, setting my own hours, and the possibilities of increasing my income each Sunday.
I grew up, got married and had children. I helped my husband start a construction company in the Pacific Northwest. I enrolled in one of the best hands-on business training programs in the country when I joined a networking marketing company. I learned about perseverance, balancing my business goals with my personal life, and how to network. Then it all fell apart.