Monica Allen is a serial entrepreneur who overcame the obstacle of growing up with a young single mother, living below the poverty line in a small town with very little opportunity.
Starting with just $700, she grew an eight figure company and is now the host of the Become Your Own Boss podcast helping aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs launch, grow and scale their businesses while also being the boss of every area of their lives.
Monica joins the roster of Kuel Life Thought Leaders and will be sharing the ins and outs of starting a business. If you are ready for a big step into the land of entrepreneurship, you won’t want to miss Monica’s guidance and advice.
Welcome, Monica Allen to Kuel Life:
KUELLIFE: What type of business do you run/work for?
Monica: I own a few different companies, but my primary business is in the decorated apparel space. We embroider everything from simple business logos on polo shirts and button-downs to people’s pictures on the back of jackets.
“We started it because we saw a need in the fraternity and sorority space.”
KUELLIFE: What prompted you or drove you to start your company?
Monica: I started my first business with my then-boyfriend…now husband. We have been in business together now for 20 years. We started it because we saw a need in the fraternity and sorority space. And we thought we could do a great job filling that need so we put some money together and got started.
Living Up To Full Potential:
KUELLIFE: What’s your biggest struggle?
Monica: Honestly…getting enough sleep. My brain is constantly racing with ideas and thoughts on how I can help others and/or grow my business, invest in my children, etc.
KUELLIFE: What is your biggest fear? How do you work through it?
Monica: My biggest fear would be not living up to my full potential. I work through it by doing what is put on my heart and keep pressing on the gas.
“You don’t want to live with regrets.”
KUELLIFE: How do you measure your success?
Monica: Success is happiness first. Meaning my family is doing well. We enjoy each other’s company and we are able to explore the world together. I do like having money in the bank as well so I don’t have to worry or stress about taking care of our financial needs.
Just Do It:
KUELLIFE: Finally, what advice would you give other women in midlife and beyond?
Monica: Go for it!!!! Life is short and if something is on your mind or heart that you want to get done…as Nike would say…”Just do it”. You don’t want to live with regrets. So what if you “fail”. Whatever that means. You will learn during the process then go for it again.