January 6, 2019 – Valdosta Daily Times – Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, and everyone does it a little differently. Some open online stores, while others open brick-and-mortar storefronts.
Some go all in and invest their lives into a new venture, while others start a new business as something to do on the side. Regardless of the type, entrepreneurs help drive the local economy.
Vicki Rountree, owner of Monkey Britches Boutique in Hahira, GA, took her finances into her own hands in 2014.
At the time, Rountree had been laid off after 18 years of work as a pharmaceutical representative, and she knew it was time to make a change in her life.
“I knew I didn’t want to continue in that industry,” she said. “I took my severance package and opened my own business.”
However, before starting her business, Rountree researched what the community needed and eventually came to a conclusion.
“I knew from years in sales and marketing that it had to fit a need. Knowing the area, I knew it had to be an affordable place to buy children’s clothing,” she said. (Visit the store on Facebook)
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