I opened the door to my image business in March 2006.
My friends helped me paint the walls of my newly rented office on Orchard Road and helped me locate furniture to kit it out.
I had left my high paying corporate job the month before without a backward glance.
I was so excited and filled with passion to help people look and feel great.
I sat there in that big expensive office for almost a year until funds ran out.
You see, like a lot of image consultants, I hadn’t a clue how to run a business or what it took to have a steady flow of clients.
There were lots of image trainers teaching technical skills but few teaching consultants how to actually get clients.
I learned slowly and painfully what it took to get more clients.
I took a break from my business for a few years when the children were small and when I restarted my business, I decided to do it differently this time around.
I learned everything I could about running a profitable business and how I could grow my business quickly. Obviously knowing what didn’t work through experience saved me a lot of time and effort.
Now, I have a business I am very proud of and can run from anywhere in the world teaching other consultants how to be financially independent.
Maybe I had to experience the challenging path to get to where I am now, but if you are an image consultant today, you don’t need to go it alone.
There is so much help out there.