Catch up with Courtney - Independent Color Street Senior Director
How did your business get its start?
I always have my nails done! For years I spent so much money getting them done at the salon, and then I switched to doing gel at home. It took 1 1/2 hours every 2 weeks and was so damaging to my nails! Once I tried a sample of Color Street 100% nail polish strips, I knew I needed to be part of the company!
What inspires you the most about your business?
I am a Founding Stylist and have a large team. I absolutely love seeing all of the women and men that are completely changing their lives because they took a chance on a new company! I also love all of the Nailfies that I get from my customers because they love our product so much.
What's the best thing about running your own business? The worst?
The best thing is being my own boss and making my schedule. I am able to take the classes at the gym that I want to, attend my kids games and take a day off when I need to without asking anyone for permission. The worst thing is getting sidetracked (since I don't have a boss telling me what to do) and not accomplishing everything during the day that I want to. But I can make up for that the next day!
Share a funny story about your business.
When an acquaintance first told me about "a new nail product" I blew her off. I had tried other direct sales nail products, and I didn't like them. She insisted that I try a sample, and I joined her team within 30 minutes! I am now a Senior Director, have over 6700 people on my team and we have sold a total of over $8.3M as a team in one year! I can't believe I almost passed this opportunity up!
What kind of music do you listen to while you work?
I love all kinds of music, but recently I've been listening to a lot of Reggae and specifically Ziggy Marley. A few of my favorite songs from Ziggy are True to Myself and Personal Revolution. I also like listening to pop.
How has your business most helped you and/or your family grow?
Color Street has given me a real income to help take some pressure off of my husband. I love helping teammates launch their businesses and try to read at least one business focused book per month. So the personal development has been great too!
Of all the products you carry, which is your very favorite? Which is a customer favorite?
I absolutely love Tokyo Lights, and it is also our top seller! The glitters are my favorite, but we also have beautiful solids, designs and French manicures as well!
What are you looking forward to about the Market?
I love meeting new people. This is a great way to meet new customers and potential Stylists as well. And it is always fun to meet other vendors! Don't tell my husband, but I always find lots of other new businesses to support :)