From Part-Time Receptionist to CEO: Women in Business Video Series

Lorena Camargo started off in the courier business in Los Angeles when she was 17 as a part-time receptionist. By the time she was 24, she was CEO of her own courier business.

Camargo, the daughter of immigrants, has had a heart-warming journey, but her success story is not complete. Now she wants to take her company, Pearl Logistics, to another level. So CircleAround introduced her to a business coach to see how far this courier company could go.

Camargo is one of the first participants in a new video series, Women in Business, produced by CircleAround and its two partners, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Verizon Business. (Visit here to read more about the series.)

In this first episode, Camargo gets introduced to Mary Cravets, business coach and founder of Simply Get Clients. Camargo notes that she is looking for help in time management, growth, and marketing, and is concerned about the effect of COVID on her business — she keeps hearing the same word over and over: “pivoting.”

Cravets suggests a business development plan, with an emphasis on one particular strategy, a cheap and effective way to generate new business. Will it work?

Follow Lorena Camargo along her journey in the four-episode series.

Episode 1: From Part-Time Receptionist to CEO: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 2: How to Navigate a Male-Dominated Industry: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 3: Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Courier: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 4: A Big Risk Takes Off: Women in Business Video Series

Also, watch the story of another CircleAround CEO, Annie LaVerdure-Weller, who turns a health battle for her life into an astonishing new business idea.

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