To What Lengths Would You Go To Make Your Business A Success?
At 26, Indie Beauty Network member Lela Barker was a newly divorced, unemployed college drop out and the single mother of two toddlers. When most people in her position would have been looking for the nearest secretarial job, Lela was starting her business. She landed an order with a local spa, which covered payment to a website designer. But she still needed good product photos.
So she called on her aunt, an expert photographer. But Lela didn't go to Auntie for a handout. Instead, she offered to clean her house from top to bottom in exchange for some product photos. One Friday night, Lela dropped her children off at a relative’s house and drove several hundred miles to her aunt’s house where she spent the entire weekend cleaning toilets, polishing furniture and mopping floors.