A 2011 Gallup poll conducted in the United States found that more than half of workers weren’t engaged at their jobs. In 2003, Nancy Mudford was one of those people. Working as a customer service manager for a major telecommunications company, she had achieved the “cushy job,” but had hit a dead end. She wanted not just to make money, but to create something – and achieve some independence and flexibility in the process. So in 2003, she quit and opened Le Petit Spa, a full service day spa in Vancouver.
Today, she’s sold that business and started another, Spa Boutique, an online destination for beauty products and advice. She’s also landed on Profit Magazine’s W100 list of top female entrepreneurs – twice. So how did someone with no business education – and no experience in the spa and beauty industry – become an entrepreneur with a multimillion-dollar business?
The same way she learned about technology, Twitter and taking care of business: as she went. Read more about this entrepreneur in my new article on GoldenGirlFinance.ca: http://bit.ly/UtDRcy