Tell us your bold boss story!:
I started working at Glitz Boutique in 2015 as a 19-year-old. I was taking a semester off from school and working at the local hospital on night shift as a nurse's aide. I was miserable and looking for something that I could do and enjoy. I was hired by the owner Ashton and we quickly became friends. I would come in on my days off to help her with some of our orders and prepare for upcoming events. Soon I quickly realized this was my passion. Fast forward to 2016 when my boss told me she was going back to school to pursue her masters in psychology (her original passion). This was the first time I ever thought about becoming a small business owner. Both of us knew that she would not be able to keep up everything that she was doing, so I started to take over little by little. Here I sit now as the co-owner of Glitz Boutique with a plan to become the sole owner within several years. Being 21 years old, I was told I was crazy, that this wasn't going to work, but I knew if I put my mind to it I could and that is just what I did!
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
I am most proud of being a business owner at the age of 21 and taking on everything it takes to run a business. I am proud that I continued to pursue my passion even though I have had so many people tell me it would be too hard.
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?:
Keep going. Don't let people tell you what you can and cannot do. They don't know the determination that you have within you or how passionate you are about what you do. Keep proving them wrong. Don’t worry about anyone else around you, but believe in yourself and you will be surprised at how far you can go!