Visiting my sister who had moved to a small prairie town in Canada, changed my life forever. I was recently divorced and now a single parent. Sitting at my sister’s kitchen table, she asked me what my plans for a job were now. I honestly did not know what I would do when I returned to Vancouver.
She replied, “Over the years we often talked about opening a store together. Why don’t you move here, and we could do that now?”
Tapping into our creative well, we began to dream and started making plans. A year later I made the move to this small Canadian town and began my entrepreneurial journey.
After we survived our second recession, the government offered a 6 month business course for qualifying small businesses. I wrote my first business plan during that time. By the eighth year, we decided to sell our business and I returned to Vancouver. I wrote another business plan, opened another store and 6 weeks after opening, the section where I was in the mall burned to the ground.
What would I do now?
As I regrouped, I went to work for an import company and 4 years later, opened my own wholesale business. Creating my own business prompted the need to write another business plan, and for the next 15 years I manufactured and operated my own wholesale company.
As an entrepreneur is often looking to create new businesses, I felt I needed a change. I spent the next 6 months compiling all I had learned from owning, operating, and managing several businesses. Now I was ready to support other entrepreneurs and write business plans for small businesses in Vancouver.
I was incredibly dedicated to supporting new businesses and was passionate about helping others, until I suddenly faced a serious illness and needed to take a step back and focus on my own health.
During this time, I continued to support others facing serious health concerns. I created an emotional empowerment community that focused on using 5 daily pillars to help my clients feel more confident when dealing with anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
I am now back, doing what I love to do. Writing business plans! I am once again committed to supporting business owners with a 7-step system that gives clarity to their vision, with a solid foundation.