I used my wanderlust at 23 years old to build a company from the ground up with no start up capital, and never taking a dime from any other source. Smart decision, uninformed or adventurous? I would say, smart and adventurous, as I invested much of my profits in the company. I started My Ecommerce company in 1999, and was a pioneer in the online invitation industry.
Fourteen years into my Ecommerce company, I opened a retail store in addition to running the Ecommerce site, you know, just for fun and to pay the office rent. I had become a little restless and wanted an additional challenge. I had perfected selling B2B and B2C retail and it was time for a new adventure; wholesale was my new frontier. Within a few years time our products were sold in over 600 stores in North America.
I sold one of my companies in 2017 and added the sale of a business to my proverbial notch on my belt. Yes, I have two decades of experience but time is a number and experiences are not measured by time. Not every business will be seven figures, sometimes I wonder how I even got there. Building company culture, mentoring and empowering teams, and change management became my passion.
Through speaking engagements, consulting, writing a book and occasionally writing for websites, I have taken my experience, passion and mistakes and built a voice that resonates with others who are aspiring to start a business, thinking about selling a business, and all of the fun times in between.
Fast forward to a sunny morning in May of 2021 and my world changed in a good way. The company I sold Invitation Consultants to, was leaving the paper industry. So here I am back again with lots of stories to tell and the owner of Invitation Consultants, refreshed, humbled and invigorated.
C O N S U L T I N G
I do not need to write your business or strategic plan. I just need to hear you and see what we can work on together to help you get where you want to be.
P O D C A S T
No fluff, no frills, just real...and that’s how I built my products, company culture, brand….and companies! Real talk about the raw emotions of entrepreneurship.