Picture this: You’re sitting at your day job, working for someone else, when inspiration strikes. You’ve got a great idea for a new product or service — something completely different than your current line of work. But how do you go from employee to entrepreneur?
We asked Kimberly Dobbins of Chicago this very same question — and she told us exactly how she left her position as a corporate recruiter at Morningstar (where she was making a 6-figure salary) to run her own snack-bar company, Simple Squares. For anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, her story provides a roadmap for getting to your destination. Dobbins’ Simple Squares, which are gluten-free and suitable for the paleo diet, are now sold in 2,500 stories, including Whole Foods and Fairway.