Amplify Her Voice: Andrea Bailey-Brown
KNOW Book + Tribe kicked off a brand new series called Amplify Her Voice. It is a storytelling series focused on amplifying the voices of our Black female business leaders and members. Each day we will be featuring one new KNOW member and they will be sharing their stories and advice.
Meet Andrea-Bailey Brown, CEO + Founder of Bailey Brown Consulting
Not only is Andrea the CEO + Founder of Bailey Brown Consulting… She is also a multi-franchise owner with Jiffy Lube in Edmonton, Canada. Thankfully this busy + incredible woman was able to sit down and share her story with us at KNOW Tribe. Andrea began her journey in entrepreneurship while in her third year at university. She decided to put an offer to purchase the chocolate shop she had worked at part time. To her surprise, her offer was accept and that was only the beginning to her impressive ride as an entrepreneur.
Learn more about Andrea Bailey Brown here
It will be the best 7 minutes of your day
Takeaways from Andrea:
1. What she loved about business school. “The great thing about business school is you can create systems and different processes and ideas, but you meet some amazing people as well across the country and across the world.“
2. An idea was born. “While I was at business school, the idea for Bailey Brown Business Consulting came up and got even stronger because I specialized in management consulting, because I knew I wanted to now take everything I’ve used to grow all my businesses and help other people to do the same. That idea came in my first … I got a really big contract through the franchise.”
3. Huge accomplishments ” I’m a multi-franchise owner with Jiffy Lube, and that has now been for 12 years. Over the 12 years, we have owned 5 different locations and have revenues over $20 million annually.”
Follow Your Calling: “[My story] has a few twists and turns, but sometimes I think that’s what it’s all about. It’s following your calling and doing what feels right for you at different stages in your life and deciding when it’s time to make that next shift and make that change.“
Andrea Bailey-Brown is featured in KNOW Edmonton Volume 1 on page 18.