Walking Away from Corporate Life After 25 Years to Start Varché Enterprises

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After a Quarter of a Century in the Corporate Consulting World, Entrepreneur Braves a New Path

If you wake up thinking the sooner I get out of bed to get to the office the sooner the day is over, it’s time for a career change.

When the decision to extend her contract at a well-known national management consulting firm was up for renewal, the answer was obvious - not to take it. After nearly 25 years working in the human capital industry, Tracy Varchetto decided to follow her entrepreneur spirit in a new direction. “There’s never a good time to venture out on your own, always an excuse not to or reasons to wait another year, but then I decided to make the leap of faith in myself,” she recalls. Varchetto, having worked in the corporate world as a business developer and marketing specialist, was determined to use those skills to drive her own successful business.

With support and encouragement from her husband and children, her mind was made up and a plan set in motion. “Years ago, out of self-defense, I created an eye wear accessory to protect the inside of my sunglass lenses that continuously got ruined”, Varchetto shared with some frustration. “While I created a solution primarily for myself, others noticed and requested their own and, voila, the Varché Eye Wrap was born.” Nearly a year later, she is resolute to turn her passion into a career. After going back to the basics with visits and calls to local shops, she has product in four retail stores around the Chicagoland area and is scheduled for a number of upcoming shows.

It turns out not only is it a new venture for Varchetto, but for the entire family. While her husband manages operations and production, each of her four children also play key roles in the business based on their individualized talents that innately came out. One of her three high school sons has an engineering mind and is expert at configuring designs, another is meticulous with organization and processes, while another is a natural born salesman who assists at all his mom’s shows and events. Not to be forgotten, Varchetto’s daughter, only 8, provides her style input on new fabrics and charms.

Despite the long hours and constant decisions to be made, forging a new path for herself far outweighs the risks. “I’m driven to succeed because I’m so afraid to fail”, Varchetto professed, “I want to make a business that my family wants to continue being a part of and that will teach us all something along the way about ourselves.” Her advice to others, simple, “If you wake up thinking the sooner I get out of bed to get to the office the sooner the day is over, it’s time for a career change.”

To learn more about The Varché Eye Wrap, visit http://www.varchestyle.com or http://www.facebook.com/EyeWrapbyVarche.

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