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FIRST UP | Aby Garvey from simplify 101
How did you get started with your business? How long have you been in business?
In 2004, my corporate job moved out of state. This was the nudge I needed to pursue my lifelong dream of running my own business. It was then that I started simplify 101, a professional organizing company that marries two of my favorite things—organizing and helping people create meaningful change in their lives.
What is your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
Having the opportunity to help other people and having a positive impact on their lives.
Where are you located? What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?
I live in Edwardsville, Illinois, which is located about 30 miles outside of St. Louis, Missouri. I love Edwardsville because it is such a family-oriented community—it’s a great place to raise kids.
What inspires you?
People—especially people who are pursuing challenging goals, inspirational quotes, and nature / spending time outside.
What goodies are on your wish list?
A new camera.
Tell us something new you have happening with your business:
I’m putting the finishing touches on a brand new online workshop called The FUNdamentals of Getting Organized. This online course distills what I’ve learned as a Professional Organizer since 2004 and as an online organizing workshop instructor since 2007, into one fun and effective system for organizing your home. The first sessions begins Thursday, March 21, 2012.
Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert, a pioneer in the online organizing niche, author, blogger, teacher, coach and founder of www.simplify101.com.
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