Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
I ran a painting company when I was 20 years old. Grossing $70,000 in sales in 5 months. I also managed a team of 12-20 people within that time. I took care of: door to door selling with my team, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, operations etc. I managed to learn the ins and outs of a business at a very young age.
Next, I join onto a startup, Flatbook who were 12 people when I got there. After 7 months when I left to start this, they were at 70. I saw massive growth, job creation and innovation. I was part of the ground floor of these changes as well. I do think differently than others. I think of ideal situations, that treat everyone well and I strive for them, no matter what denial or dissociative phrases people want to stand by. We are all beings, we deserve to not be in pain.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
I have a business mentor who referred me to Ashoka and she helps in all aspects of the business - Elizabeth Araujo
I have a strategic advisor who has owned a boutique and is an industry expert - Matt Savoie
I have a sales and marketing coach who has been in the business for 35 years - Tim Thompson
And I am always looking for more experience and intelligence to help guide me. I have so much to learn, but have no doubt that this will be successful and I'm doing it for the most vulnerable.