Hey there gorgeous!
I'm Emily Benson, a super fun, super smart business consultant. I help retail entrepreneurs make more money in their business, so they can have more fun in their life. I'm SO done seeing boutique owners, direct sellers, and fashion retailers struggle to make ends meet in their businesses and now I'm on a MISSION...
In 2015, I was four years into my booming retail business (Google 'The Fashion Truck'!). For so many of those years, I had been mentoring mobile boutique owners, helping them start their businesses, either through casual conversations or paid consulting gigs. Every time I was working with those women, I lit up. I could talk for hours, teaching them strategy and mindset, figuring out what was going to be best for their desires and lifestyles.
After spending the winter away from snowy Boston, writing my bestselling book and relaxing, I had a huge revelation. I have a bigger calling. I am meant to teach, motivate and inspire millions of women in fashion and retail to start and grow their businesses. I went on a quest to learn as much as I could how to pivot my path, resulting in the sale of my retail business and a complete overhaul of my lifestyle.
My husband and I spent 2016-2018 traveling around the world, exploring new spots and enjoying life from our laptops and three suitcases each. We lived in Airbnb's while we grow our businesses (he's a poet!) and see the sites (aka churches/museums/palaces). I'm the kind of woman who loves a quiet weekend in the country, as much as a glamorous week in the big city so you'll most likely find photos and videos of me in all of these scenarios on social media (follow me on my InstaStories @stylishandsuccessful)!
Now we live right outside Boston, near our families, and spend winters in warm spots like Antigua, Guatemala and Austin, Texas!
I'm just like you- I love life and I want as much out of it as I can get and I'll go after it with passion and a smile! I hope you'll reach out and say hi!
Want to learn more about why I'm good at what I do? Read below!
Until we speak... Here's to making lots of friends, and making lots of money!
Why You Want to Hire Me to Consult with You:
1. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 8 years and counting.
I'll teach you how to become resilient to the the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. If you are new to being a business owner- you'll want to have someone on your #squad because I'm a "been there/done that" lady and can guide you through it all. If you're in the first couple of years, you'll want to learn from a woman who is a jack of all trades and knows how to make money and grow a business.
I've run product and service based businesses. Some were brick and mortar, some were traveling, and some were online. I LOVE to learn and grow!
And I've learned from the BEST (mostly because I'm a snob about learning #humblebrag)...
I graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors in Fine Art. (Did you know SU was the first college in the country to accept women into it's arts degree program? Pretty cool huh?)
I worked for the TOP fashion brands in the US including Henri Bendel, Abercrombie & Fitch, Club Monaco and Victoria's Secret. (My many years in corporate retail were spent with incredibly demanding CEOs with crazy insane expectations of perfection. I delivered. Check out my LinkedIn profile if you'd like for reviews from my colleagues.)
I studied with Brendon Burchard, Roger Love and Bo Eason to become a World's Greatest Speaker. (These guys work with Fortune 50 CEOs, big time celebs, musicians and actors!)
I'm a #SpiritJunkie and have completed the Spirit Junkie Masterclass Level 2 with Gabby Bernstein. I'm now certified in the May Cause Miracles coursework and in the process of writing my second book. (You ready for some miracle-making?!)