Peek inside my story...
My husband and I were married in August, and he was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer in October. My career as a musical theatre actor was put on hold while I cared for him through treatment and surgery. I knew I was ready for a change, but wasn't sure what I was seeking.
I started working in a local gift shop part-time to help with medical expenses and fell in love with the world of paper goods and greeting cards. With no art or design background, I decided to design a line of greeting cards for the cancer community. Better + Co. grew from cards to all sorts of resources and gifts to support those impacted by cancer. I designed a planner to help track medical appointments and sold almost 5,000 within the year.
Although I started my business with no experience, money, or mentors, I grew to become a top 1% Etsy seller. I took my shop from zero to full-time in less than six months and have seen growth every month since. I was most proud of building something that I could run from home while caring for my husband.
I started a second shop, Five Dot Post, and decided to start sharing what I had learned about growing a business and becoming an entrepreneur. I created my podcast "xoxo, jess", and my online course, "The Card Maker Business Course" to encourage and inspire other cardmakers and entrepreneurs. I had my first 100k year.
I am currently expanding both my businesses into the wholesale market.
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