Moving home after college is hard for many young adults, but what’s even more difficult is moving home after graduating college plus three years of working and living on your own.
Yet living with her parents (again) didn’t stop Hilary Marino from selling her top style picks on eBay, which led to the launch of her own online women’s retail store, H.C.B. (Her Closet Boston). Just two years later, she opened a brick-and-mortar store in Brookline, Massachusetts.
We’ve partnered with Intuit, makers of QuickBooks, to highlight the trials and tribulations of small-business owners in a variety of different fields. Our conversation with Marino marks the fourth Q&A in our series. (You can read the previous Q&A in our series here.)
HP: After college, you landed a good job. Why did you decide to start your own business?
HP: What is your favorite part of owning your own business?
Being my own boss is awesome. Just knowing at the end of the day I can take this business in whatever direction that I want, I get to pick out everything, and it’s really, truly mine is really exciting … I know all the hard work I’m doing is paying off.
Intuit QuickBooks provides small-business owners cloud-based tools to run and grow their business. From creating invoices and paying bills, to managing payroll and monitoring expenses, QuickBooks is the operating system that supports small business.