Cory never imagined herself as a business owner. But after several graphic design jobs that left her feeling undervalued and unfulfilled, she knew she needed a change and enrolled in WEV’s Self-Employment Training course in 2009. She started Dandyline Designs as a home-based business while still in the course, and joined the Thrive in Five® program shortly after graduating. She has steadily grown her client base and in 2012, opened a studio location in Ventura. For Cory, WEV provided the education and support to help her “get real” about opening a business. She loves the creative freedom she now has to help her clients develop their unique brand image or website presence.