Sunday, August 26, 2007

Hive Member Spotlight - Wanda Matuska - IN

Stan & I have been married for 9 years this coming December 11th. We are a blended family with 4 kids, ages 27-21. Our first grandchild is due the first week of October & we’re extremely excited about that. I am from a small town in Southern Illinois, but have lived in Ft Wayne, IN for 18 years. I celebrated turning the BIG 5-0 this past June 21st.

I am an office manager and have been at the top of the pay scale in that field for awhile now. I have also grown tired of the 9-5 grind, so I started looking for business opportunities that would free me from the 9-5 and earnings restrictions. I researched several opportunities that I had read about in magazines, on the web and heard about through word-of-mouth. While I was doing this research, I ran across Urban Botanic. After narrowing down to 3 companies and digging deep into each one, I saw that Urban Botanic offered the best opportunity for me to grow my own business. After I saw the growth potential in UB, there was no real decision to sign on the dotted line. It was a no-brainer! Who in their right mind WOULDN’T want to be a part of this???

I have a wonderful husband who researched UB with me and is 100% supportive. I don’t have any family in the Ft Wayne area beyond my husband and kids. I’m going to have a million questions for The Hive, so just being there to offer advice and answer questions will be the biggest help to me. I am not one to keep success to myself, so I plan on sharing things that work for me and anyone is welcome to jump on board & try things that work for me.

I am 30% herby and 24% fruity. I was surprised to find myself mostly herby. I’ve always liked more of the floral scents & that was only 17%. But I can’t wait to get the kit and start mixing and see if the herby scents appeal to me.

My first goal is to make the UB Scentsational! My personal goal in joining UB is to be able to quit working outside the home & have the same or bigger income by August 2008!! I am DEFINITELY going to be a business builder in order to meet those goals. I can’t wait to start getting UB out & recognizable in Indiana!!!

One personality trait that will help me be successful at UB is that I’m a friendly and happy person, which I think will help me when talking to people about UB. And I’m EXCITED about my UB business, which will surely rub off on the people I’m talking to!

Shawna's Fun Questions:

If you were a tree what type would you be and why?

I would be an oak tree. It is strong and sure and can weather storms, but it can also be a quiet place for people to relax and reflect under it's shady leaves.

If you were given $1000 in marketing funds for UB how would you use it?
I would advertise in the larger newspapers in several Indiana cities, buy LOTS of product and pay for space at women's and bridal expos in Ft Wayne and Indianapolis.

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