1000 Personal Services

Tenille Dixon: Girl Friday Services, Inc.

I initially started my business as a means to make money while going back to school for a second degree, but my love to help others and the ability to watch something grow that I was directly responsible for became my focus.

Erin Baebler: Magnolia Workshop

Once I started my training, it became clear to me that helping other new mothers navigate their changed world was the way to go. I’ve been coaching for 10 years and absolutely love helping moms navigate life with children.

Kellee Khalil: Lover.ly

I was overwhelmed by all of the information and ideas on the Web and that there wasn’t one place online to gather all of the amazing ideas.

Tracy Brisson: The Opportunities Project

I was working as the Director of Recruitment for one of the largest employers in the United States, but I felt that I could offer more to the world as an independent voice about careers, work, and recruitment.

Jacqueline Rivera: Pawfect Day, Inc

The disappointment of working long hours for someone and not being appreciated forced me to look beyond my situation. I was constantly drained and depressed.

Erin Maynes: FoodiePages.ca

Job duties are often not clearly defined when you’re first starting out and owners must wear many hats. When you find yourself spread too thin, hire help.

Bea Arthur: Pretty Padded Room

I believe in the benefits of counseling and see it as a necessity not a privilege, so I wanted to make it available and affordable for women everywhere.

AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain: CareerFuel

My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.

Entrepreneur Making Love and Money

“I have to follow my own passion, not what my parents set out for me,” our 22-year-old intern Christina Wu said after watching Violet Lim’s video on The Story Exchange.

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