We had the good fortune of connecting with Rachel Farson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rachel, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I was looking for the flexibility of managing my own time and after working for several businesses that I was laid off from due to the company filing bankruptcy. I wanted to take the control and some of the security into my own hands.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Currently I am working as a virtual assistant, running my own makeup business virtually, and being a mom. By far being a mom is the hardest of those jobs. Virtual assisting allows me to help other women pursue their goals by helping them to manage their businesses. Running my own business teaching virtual beauty courses has taught me immensely about connecting with clients. My goal with my businesses it help others simplify and streamline their businesses. To put things into a system to allow others to have more free time so that the job they have allows them that free time they crave.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would pick them up from the airport so we can laugh at Lucifer the blue horse, then head to downtown to grab some pizza from the Marquis and a drink at Retro Room. Then, head towards the mountains. First stop would be at Lake Dillon because there is nothing more peaceful than listening to the water while looking at peak 1. Dinner would be at Arapahoe Cafe(aka A cafe) The next day we would start off at Keystones Haywood Cafe for the eggs Benedict but sub the ham for bacon and grab a bloody! Then head over to the Buena Vista area for lunch and Eddyline! Definitely grabbing the crispy Brussel sprouts! Next stop would be Mt. Princeton hot springs for the afternoon! Then it would be off to Westcliffe. The best kept secret in Colorado. That night we would do some star gazing since Westcliffe is the only dark sky community in Colorado. Have a leisurely morning then stop in at Sugarlump for the breakfast bagel with the chipotle sauce. Head out to Colorado Springs to visit the ever famous Garden of the Gods. Billy’s Old World Pizza is a must in Colorado Springs. Especially if you live Chicago Deep dish pizza!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There have been so many people that have poured into me over the years. From Kim teaching me so much about finances and giving me the connections to further my career. My husband who has supported me and been my cheerleader along with countless friends. To my mentor Paige who has continued to ask the challenging questions. My therapist who continues to support and help me process life.

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