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Bringing successful guest entrepreneurs and small business owners to discuss their challenges and fears through the financial/accounting prism, and how they overcame them. What makes an entrepreneur successful? Tune in to find out!

Sep 6, 2017

In this episode we are focusing on Trish Bennett, former Owner & Buyer of doll boutique and how she switched gears from the fashion industry into pet care and the importance of happiness as an entrepreneur. After spending 15 years in the insurance industry, Trish moved to Charlotte in March 2013 and opened Doll in Sept 2013. She owned and operated doll for 4 years and decided to pursue happiness with her passion for animals. She has now opened Three Amigos Pet Care - after spending many years of volunteering at humane societies in the US and Mexico, she realized her true passion and calling was in animal care.

In This Episode

  • Trish talks about how she moved to Charlotte from D.C., from a corporate America job in the insurance industry and decided she wanted to make her hobby dream of fashion a reality
  • She discusses how she jumped into building the boutique, even with fear, after a very calculated plan
  • She talks about how she had no formal training in fashion buying or even business ownership
  • Trish discusses how a business owner needs to adapt to the customer’s needs as well as what is happening in the market place
  • Trish talks about how she overcame challenges of the slow season of summer and how she managed to make it through
  • She discusses what she liked least of owning a boutique
  • Trish talks about how she did not come into owning the boutique with capital up front. She had to take out loans, and budget all the way through, including modestly decorating her store
  • Trish dispels the rumors of why she closed her boutique, after owning it for four years
  • She shares how she lost her desire for owning the store and how her real passion for animals allowed her to reinvent herself into a new business