Tell us a little bit about yourself and your entrepreneurial journey.
I am an entrepreneur, CEO, wife, and mother of a 6 year old son. I have a bachelors in Biology and failing to get into medical school led to my career in sales. A frustrating experience at the DMV trying to get a new driver’s license in my new married name sparked the idea for an online name-change service and launched my entrepreneurial journey. Hours of research and coding led to the creation of MissNowMrs.com, an online service that condenses the 13 hour name change hassle into 30 minutes. 300,000 customers later, I can officially say that I change names for a living!
What did you do before launching your business?
I sold cancer diagnostic equipment to hospital pathology labs. I enjoyed improving the way cancer was diagnosed and treated and was the #1 sales representative for the company (and the first women to hold the title). Deciding to leave a successful sales career to launch a startup was not easy, but was by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.
How did you fund your business?
I have two co-founders and we all chipped in $5,000 to launch MissNowMrs.com. I’m a big fan of bootstrapping a business. It helps you keep control of decision-making and incents you to “make it work” so you can make your mortgage. (more…)
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