In honor of Father’s Day this weekend and my Dad’s birthday today, I’m posting a blog about how my Dad fostered my entrepreneurial spirit. Enjoy!
My Dad is the exact person who inspired me to start my business, and he is the one person who has been coaching me along the way! My Dad is Jim Palmer, “The Newsletter Guru.” (http://www.thenewsletterguru.com/) When I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to stay at home with my baby, but my husband and I could not afford to live under just one income. My Dad told me I’d be a perfect virtual assistant, so I let him take me under his entrepreneurial wing and help me start ESS. I have not looked back and I have been bit by the entrepreneurial bug!
Growing up, my Dad totally supported me in all the (what felt like) hundreds of different activities I tried. He supported my (totally irrational) dream of being on Broadway, taking me to all my college auditions and taught me valuable life lessons about life and leadership.
Additionally, as a child, my mom was a stay at home mom, and my Dad started his business when I was 13 years old and he works out of a home office. So, I’ve always had my parents at home. I knew I wanted my son to have his mom (and dad) at home as much as possible. Knowing that, my Dad has done everything he could to help me build a profitable business.