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Jamie Williamson – A Small Town Backdrop For Big Success

Posted by on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Starting a business in a small town can be daunting. However, a small town can also be the perfect place for forming real connections. You could end up finding support and success as a close-knit community rallies behind your cause. Growing up in Meridian, Mississippi, Jamie Williamson experienced a bit of both worlds when she started her own business. Despite childhood dreams of working in the big city, Jamie found that “business-wise, it was definitely a good move to come back.” ... Continue Reading

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Kim Silvestri – A Legacy of Leadership

Posted by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

When we share our opportunities with those we’re closest to, it can open doors of possibility in our lives and theirs, and ripple outward into the world. When Kim Silvestri spoke to Shannon King in June 2012 about a new opportunity, she had no idea that it would transform her life and that of her family. She and Shannon grew up as next-door neighbors and were “like sisters.” Shannon had recently signed up as an Independent Consultant with Rodan + ... Continue Reading

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April Scheuneman – Building Confidence Through a New Adventure

Posted by on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

We all feel overwhelmed at times, and a new challenge or a new passion can sometimes redirect our paths and ease the effects of anxiety. When pushed out of our comfort zones we often surprise ourselves with how much we really are capable of, and how we really can overcome those things that scare us. April Scheuneman has experienced that firsthand, by embarking on a new and exciting adventure that has helped her conquer her fears while building a fruitful ... Continue Reading

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Jill Prescott – Decide Who You Want to Be

Posted by on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Jill Prescott grew up during a time when most assumed that men would become the doctors and dentists, while women would take on the roles of nurses and assistants. She realized that society had influenced her decision to pursue a career as a dental hygienist. She loved her job, but she sometimes wondered if she was selling herself short. Years later, when presented with the opportunity to start her own business, Jill jumped at the chance to try something new ... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Robinson – Adjusting Her Career Path to Focus on Family

Posted by on Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The twists and turns of life's meandering path are impossible to predict. All we can do sometimes is sit back, hold on tight, and persevere in the face of whatever we encounter. Every now and then, though, something unexpected comes along that has the power to positively change the course of our lives. The trick is to spot those great opportunities when they arise, and seize them with both hands. Jennifer Robinson had been a successful realtor for many years, selling ... Continue Reading

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Sarah Higginbotham – Finding Herself in Entrepreneurship

Posted by on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Leaving the workforce to raise a family often sounds like a dream. But once we’ve achieved it, sometimes we feel a sense of loss, of missing challenges and successes. It’s true that domestic life can be bliss, but we also need something for ourselves—something that belongs to us as individuals, something to make us proud. For some, that may be a new pursuit: a business venture that revives our spirits and puts our old skills and talents to use again. ... Continue Reading

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Jessica Menard – A Cure for the Common Career

Posted by on Thursday, January 26th, 2017

No matter how much we love our chosen profession, we all need balance in our lives: time to spend with family and friends, time for the things that move us, time for ourselves. Sometimes, feeling overworked prompts a change of course, a moment in which we reevaluate our careers, rediscover our why, and in doing so, find a renewed zeal for the path we’ve chosen. As a physician assistant in a neurosurgery ward, Jessica would sometimes work for 24 hours straight, ... Continue Reading

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Mary Lewis – A Helping Hand on the Road to Recovery

Posted by on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

It’s easy to feel stuck in one’s career: to reach a stalemate where advancement seems distant and inaccessible. But breaking free from the familiar and conventional can be daunting, so many of us plod along in the hopes that things will improve with time. However, there are others who have found another way—a road less-traveled that can lead to a better and brighter future. Mary Lewis spent most of her career as a publicist in New York City, but in 2012, ... Continue Reading

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Nicole Wagner – Creating Success Despite Setbacks

Posted by on Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sometimes in our lives we hit a wall, an obstacle that feels insurmountable and overwhelming. For some, these are moments of defeat, but for others, they’re moments of ascension—of overcoming things that have held us back. Nicole Wagner is one of those people. A Vancouver girl by birth, Nicole and her husband moved to Oregon eleven years ago, where they both started their own businesses. Since then, Nicole's makeup company has won a number of wedding industry awards and is one ... Continue Reading

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Stefany Gittleman – “Out With the Old, In With the Bold”

Posted by on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Certain attributes are invaluable to success in today’s business world: the ability to develop transferable skills, keep up with modern trends, and have one's finger on the pulse of technology are among them. To succeed, you need to be sharp, adaptable, and open to innovative and unconventional ideas. Stefany Gittleman is the epitome of the modern, ambitious businesswoman who prides herself on her ability to stay “three steps ahead of the competition.” She worked in the media industry for seventeen years ... Continue Reading

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