Episode 96 | The Balancing Act of Pet Business Ownership & Life: An Interview with Tara Valliere
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If juggling your personal and business life feels overwhelming, you are definitely not alone!
Working long hours, sacrificing time with loved ones for the sake of your business, missing out on personal milestones… It’s a tough act to balance, and you’re doing a great job.
But today’s interview with a true Pet Boss and Mom Boss, Tara Valliere of Newfound Pet Center, will help you clarify what’s important and what boundaries you absolutely need to set.
Tara transitioned from working in the corporate world to turning her passion into a thriving retail chain that her entire family is involved in running!
In this interview, you’ll hear about:
❤️ How Tara and her husband expanded to three New Hampshire stores fueled by their entrepreneurial spirits and smart risk-taking.
❤️ Tara’s two teenage Boss Daughters and their roles in the businesses, plus how Tara juggles their busy high school and work schedules.
❤️ How Tara’s family stepped up for a family member in need and what that looked like from both a business and family perspective.
❤️ Three prominent themes in Tara’s story– getting support, building a solid foundation, and consistency– and how those themes play out when striving for work-life equilibrium.
Work and life naturally mesh. It’s just the way it is! But that doesn’t mean one area of your life has to be negatively impacted by another. It’s all about building the foundations that allow you to ride the waves with grace, flexibility, and resilience!
Meet our Guest
Tara Valliere left the corporate world to pursue her passion for pets alongside her husband. Together, they own a three-location chain of retail stores in New Hampshire called Newfound Pet Center, and in just three years are seeing a 20% growth. Tara has two teenage daughters who work in her pet businesses, and has recently welcomed her 7-year-old nephew into her home. She’s a true Pet Boss and Mom Boss who we are thrilled to have in the Pet Boss Club®!
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