Business sounds so serious. Enough fun and games; it’s time to get down to business. Sometimes, though, a business can be just the thing to add zest to life.
Cindy Goldberg has some pretty serious day job action as a strategic nonprofit planning consultant in New York City. She’s worked in development with ARZA (the Association of Reform Zionists of America) and Reconstructing Judaism, another religion-based nonprofit.
But Cindy’s business is all about a different type of development – the development of style and body confidence through a guided journey that starts right in her clients’ closets. A well-considered evaluation of the contents of this sacred space leads to paring, adding, and establishing a wardrobe that makes getting dressed an easy and enjoyable task, every day.
And how did this side business evolve? Cindy’s first experience with closet editing was when she was 15. She helped a family friend who’d been widowed go through the process of making those difficult decisions about what to keep and what to let go. It was formative for her, and a mitzvah for her “client.”
And it felt right.
"I always knew I wanted to do something that wasn't behind a desk. I'm not meant to sit behind a desk… perhaps a round table, but not a desk. Creating my own business allowed me to be anywhere that wasn't sitting behind a desk,” she explained.
Cindy offers this pearl of wisdom to other women starting their own businesses:
“Know your worth, then add tax.”
And dress right!