I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. My grandmother was widowed in 1933, with a baby daughter and a house payment, so at the height of the Depression, she started her own business. First, it was an embroidery and knitting shop then it evolved into a card and gift shop. I grew up in that shop, learning to make change from the cash drawer, stock shelves, help customers who needed it, manage inventory and watch trends. She sold the business and retired after 50 years and 6 robberies. It was amazing she got out alive…but she did and lived to tell the tales.
My mother went a different route. When I was 5 months old, she and my dad purchased a home at the Jersey shore. During the summer, we rented the main house and my mom, sister & I lived in a garage apartment out back. We didn’t have a phone or car all summer and really didn’t miss them. We rode bikes, went to the beach, cleaned between rentals and dreaded going back to the city and school in the fall. My mother has now renovated and retired to that home.
Over the past 20 years, I’ve become a serial entrepreneur, launching a variety of businesses, some profitable and some not. Some were created out of passion and some out of necessity to make a living. I’ve been passionate about green living for a long time so decided I needed to follow my heart and soul this time.
My newest venture is Green4Good, promoting green with style. I’m living in a green home, promoting a green lifestyle, and supporting individuals and businesses who want to incorporate being green into their lives. If you have something to share or a question about green living, please comment below. If I can be of service to you or your business, let’s talk. To learn more about my business, check out Green4Good (coming soon).