As co-owner of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market, I had to learn how to run a business as I went, there is no playbook or magic button to success. Trust me, I looked! As hard as it was, I am so thankful for my failures and struggles which have shaped me way more than my success. Having other creative women who I could turn to was priceless in growing our business. Competition with other women seems to run through our blood, but I have learned that when we can encourage and support each other, our success is limitless! Our hope for this space, is to encourage you, lift you up, and give you the resources and the community you need to push the boundaries of success!
Ever wonder, how did I get here? Had you told me 10 years ago that I would be starting and running a quickly growing business I probably would have laughed at you. I had desires of starting a family and being a mother. I worked various jobs after college but they were a means to provide for basic needs. After having my first baby, I chose to stay at home and felt like I was right where I was supposed to be. Fast forward 6+ years and I could not have predicted all the joys, the highs, the lows, the struggles and the unexpected satisfaction that would come from starting and running a business. My time as a co-owner of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market has taught me more than I could ever have imagined. I am fortunate to have an amazing group of women who have supported me in my unexpected business journey. While my days still include many failures, trials and successes both in business and at home, I could not do it without the encouragement of those around me. The Foundress is a place that will provide you with inspiration, accountability, education and encouragement to start something new, push you across the finish line or for you to encourage others to do the same.