She’s A Total Betty is a mini shout-out to the fabulous women crushing it in the world of business with confidence and style. Hosted by our friends Business Betties, this ongoing highlight series explores the entrepreneur in conversation and stunning visual images.
This 21 year old dynamo began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 14 when she tried to find non-toxic skin care. Since then, Ava Anderson Non Toxic, has grown into a multi-million dollar direct-sales business, with over 7,000 consultants across the United States. And she’s done all this while completing her degree at Babson from where she’ll be graduating this year.
Ava Anderson, the company, is poised for more dramatic growth in 2016. Yet, the mission remains constant: to share information on the toxic issue, help individuals and families become better-informed consumers, and offer the safest, full line of product alternatives for personal care and home use.
Business Betties: You’re finishing up your senior year at Babson. Why continue with school now that the company has been so successful?
Anderson: My parents and grandparents value education, as do I, so going to college was always in the plan. My business studies – combined with real life business experience – is giving me a 360 degree view and perspective, which is so important. No two businesses are the same – but you can learn lots of valuable lessons from the trials and triumphs of other companies. How did they deal with a setback? How did that deal with rapid success? What does good leadership look like? At Babson, I’ve been surrounded by entrepreneurial teachers and peers and the experiences I’ve learned from them have been invaluable; I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
To read the complete article and learn how she became an entrepreneur at age 14, how she juggles school and running her company and what keeps her inspired, click here.