Gillian Perkins is 25 years old, and has run six businesses, and is also a mom! She is an expert in marketing and business strategy. In this week’s Inspiring Stories post, we are looking at her story, and how she got to where she is today.
Eleven years ago, Gillian set up her very first enterprise, and since then, has fallen in love with being her own boss. She currently owns and runs four businesses in different industries, both on and off line. She has found out that when you are an entrepreneur, there is always something to learn, wherever you are in the process. In other words, you never really arrive - It’s all about enjoying the journey!
At age seventeen, she tried out real-estate investment, which got off to a rocky start, due to her being unusually young to be starting this kind of venture. Later on, this was outgrown by her marketing and consulting business.
Aged 23, she began to create and launch her personal business brand, Gillian Perkins International, after re-evaluating where she was going with her career and general interests. This is the crescendo of all her previous ventures, trying things out, giving things up, and figuring out who she was, and what she was really passionate about. All of her accumulated business knowledge about everything from branding to building a customer base, to sales and management has become a fantastic online learning and mentoring hub for business start-ups, as well as being great for general lifestyle tips.
Gillian has had quite a long, winding road to get to where she is today, and none of it was planned, or aimed for by her - but it’s amazing how a bit of creativity, a sense of adventure, and some ideas can have so much potential!