How do you transform a “very bad day” at the office into one of New York City’s hottest brands? Marlo Scott, was tired of dealing with “bad bosses” — which prompted her to do her homework and map out an entrepreneurial path.
While working a corporate job in media, Scott would spend late nights and weekends working on her business plan. After receiving her last pink slip from Time Inc. in 2007, she realized that it was time to make a change.
“I was really mentally and financially ready,” says Scott. “I swore I would never get another one (pink slip) of those; luckily I have a great boss — I’m never going to lay myself off, unless it’s called retirement!”
Learn how Marlo Scott leveraged what she learned in Corporate America to fuel her success as an entrepreneur and why you should be relentless with your vision.
|Location:||New York, NY|
|Industry:||Food and Beverage|
How I Got Started:
I was laid off from three companies … in a row. I found inspiration in working in less than inspiring corporate environments. And several years ago, I decided to take charge of my professional destiny and happiness by opening up Sweet Revenge, an NYC-based cupcake, beer and wine bar.
Being my own boss while serving cupcakes and booze has indeed been a very sweet revenge! I invested my life savings, secured a $400K small business administration (SBA) loan, and brought to life my business plan and cupcake recipes in July 2008 – a year and a half after my layoff from Time Inc.