Archive for December 2009

Interview with Natalie MacNeil, founder of She Takes on The World, by Elisa Balabram

EB. Could you tell us your background prior to starting your business?

NM.Prior to starting my current business, I ran a small customer service auditing business. I would audit customer service provided by businesses ranging from independent stores to large, multinational corporations. I evaluated the overall customer experience and provided reports to companies. I enjoyed it for awhile and learned a lot –you can never learn too much about providing excellent customer service! But I outgrew it and knew it wasn’t something I wanted to do long-term. That’s when I got into media.

Natalie MacNeil

Natalie MacNeil

Education-wise, my degree is in Business and Political Science. I love politics and international cultures. I’ve had the opportunity to visit more than 50 countries and I love the experiences you have while traveling.

EB. What inspired you to start your award winning blog: “She Takes on the World”?

NM. I started She Takes on the World as more of a personal blog while I was still traveling a lot. It was a way to keep in touch and share my experiences. As I shifted my priorities to focus on building my business the blog naturally shifted to more of a business and entrepreneurship blog.

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