We have our 401(k)!!!!
One of my goals when I started Cherry City Waxworks was I really wanted to use the business to empower women. There are a million ways that I can do that as a business owner: through great service, through creating a safe and positive atmosphere to work, through giving my team an opportunity to make a great living and save for their future, and on and on. I strongly believe that as a business owner, I have a responsibility not only to my clients, but to my employees and to the community. My goal when I first opened Cherry City Waxworks was not to make a million dollars. I mean, eventually that would be pretty nice, but in the beginning, I really wanted to just create an amazing place for our clients, for my employees, and for me.
Part of my Vision Statement for Cherry City Waxworks is “Cherry City Waxworks offers estheticians an opportunity to learn through quality training and experience, make a great living and create true wealth. We extend the joy and safety from ourselves to our clients and each other; this gives us the exceptional opportunity to create a solid foundation for all of our futures.”
One of things I feel strongly about is women getting their financial business together. Nothing draws a blank stare from most women than the question: “So what is your net worth?” So many of my girlfriends have $2 in savings, no retirement plans, and thousands of dollars in credit card debt. I’m no Suze Orman, either, although I do love her books. I have made a lot of financial mistakes in my life, from getting upside down in a home loan to running up major credit card debt. But I’ll soon be 37 years old and, with me and my husband both being self-employed, my goal is to put all of those things behind me and really start planning for the future. Nothing calms a person’s soul like having a nice nest egg in the bank.
Enter the fabulous Dave Williams at Stifel Nicholas and Rene’ Jones and Professional Benefit Solutions. I met Dave last year at our ribbon cutting ceremony through the Chamber of Commerce. And it just so happens, his favorite son-in-law Garrett owns our favorite fish store The Premium Aquarium. Dave introduced me to the talented Rene’. Together, they’ve helped me design and implement our 401(k) plan! We heart them.
So, that was one of my 2013 goals: get my team and I signed up for 401ks. Goal 1 checked off the list. 100 more to go!