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As a human resources expert, Karen knew all too well what it might mean for her job when the company she worked for announced a restructuring of its divisions. Anticipating an eventual layoff notice, she quickly decided to create her own destiny by starting her own consulting business. Karen opened HR Business Solutionz in 2009 – the same year she completed WEV’s SET course. She began sharing her expertise by giving presentations on human resources to WEV’s business training classes and became a business consultant for the Thrive program. After two years on her own, she joined Thrive herself to reach her goal of ten employees and over $1 million in annual revenue.

Photography courtesy of Pure Light Photography.