Today’s entrepreneur is Karen Palmer of Eco Angels.
When and why did you start your business?
I started my business 10 years ago because I am a loving mother who noticed public schools do not have environmental education in their curriculum. I began my non-profit organization and founded the first Earth Day Celebration in our area. Two years ago, I left my job of 18 years to follow my heart and intuition to expand my business to include pet care services and became a dog trainer. I wanted to help shelter animals and wrote and published my book, “Dogs are gifts from God” it is now a best seller in animal rights. I wanted to help educate about how we can create a No-Kill Nation and have a great online radio show.
What do you love about being an entrepreneur?
I love helping people and pets discover the magic inside them. I am honored to be a voice for the voiceless and speak on behalf of abused animals, children, and women suffering from domestic abuse. I am passionate about helping others create their dream life because I created my own and love to share the success principles that changed my life.
Where do you get your inspiration from and how do you stay inspired?
I am inspired by everything in this world and beyond. I am a yoga instructor and have incorporated all my spiritual gifts to help people and their pets connect to their divine assignment. I believe animals teach us spiritual life lessons such as, unconditional love, forgiveness, living in the moment, and spreading joy. I know that if each human learned these lessons we will transform the planet.
What is your biggest success or accomplishment you’re most proud of in your business?
My online radio show shines a light on animal rescue organizations and we have over 30,000 listeners and the people really care. I only started the radio show in August 2012 it makes me so happy that people are really understanding our pets can be our greatest spiritual teachers.
Where do you see your company in three years?
I am writing a children’s book series on animal rescue beginning with the problems with Puppy Mills. I am the national spokesperson for www.thepuppymillproject.org and hope to have my board games and books in public schools nation-wide.
What is one thing you wish you knew about being an entrepreneur when you first started out?
How to do marketing and sales. I wish I understood internet marketing and blogging better too.