Living through a recession isn't easy, but who said you had to stop living?
North Plainfield, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
A 24 year-old woman starts her own Web-based business from home because she is tired of being laid off. While searching for ways to save money during the recession, she stumbled upon a great way to make money and help others save by creating BigDeals101.com: a one stop place to find deals on everything from shopping, travel, entertainment and more.
LaToya Powell has worked in corporate environments since the age of 18. After starting off in the mailroom at one of the world's largest Pharmaceutical companies, Johnson & Johnson, she soon obtained her associates degree in visual communications, made her way up the ladder becoming an AP coordinator in the Advertising and Promotions dept and soon there-after a Web developer and project manager for Merck & Co.
LaToya has also worked for Janssen, Ortho-McNeil, InVentiv Health and AIG just to name a few. With every career move, she received an increase in pay which would make any 21 year-old happy, but there was just one problem. She kept getting laid off.
The frustrations of searching for jobs at entry level are annoying enough with the competitive field growing larger as college graduates with higher degrees join the job search. But, "There is nothing more frustrating than finally finding a job just to be let go and having to start the search all over again," says LaToya. "I remember walking out of my boss' office with tears in my eyes and a co-worker I had befriended said to me, It's not your fault sweetheart. You know the saying. Last one hired…Is the first one fired, I finished."
They say the average American changes careers 3-5 times during their lifetime, but for this 24 year-old she's already at four. She is a writer and is taking a stab at her first book, writes music, teaches marching band, and is a mentor to young children.
Corporate has never been her calling. "I've always felt out of place at work, like there was something else out there for me," says LaToya. "I just couldn't be a zombie anymore, getting up early in the morning just to rush into traffic to make Mr. So and So a billion dollars richer, meanwhile I'm struggling to pay bills and student loans. I am a hard worker and a damn good one," she says. So when she got her last pink slip from Merck & Co, she picked her head up and filed for unemployment again.
As the recession approached, she struggled to pay bills and put herself on a budget, depriving herself of the luxuries she barely afforded to begin with like designer clothes, home décor, electronics and beauty care. She began to search online for deals and savings when an idea popped into her head. "I've acquired so many skills from working for all of these companies, why not do it for myself?" She said. At once, she researched her product, bought a domain name and a hosting account and got to work building the website herself. She named her business, BigDeals101.com.
LaToya's website, BigDeals101.com, offers great deals on shopping, travel, entertainment and more from popular stores across the country and around the world. This website provides a New Deals section that displays weekly savings, along with an Expired Deals section for bargains that expire within 1-2 days or months and a Cool-Deals-4-Kids section for children, expecting moms and babies. The site offers everything from clothing and accessories to books, DVD's, electronics, flowers, gifts, hotel, flight and vacation packages, beauty, health, movie/concert tickets and much more. It's a wonderful one stop place to shop and max your $ during this economic crisis.
LaToya is very excited about her newest business venture. She spends every hour of everyday finding deals to help others save money during the economic hardship our country faces. She hopes that her website will help make the recession a little less painful for others like herself. She says this to friends and family and also states it on her website…
"Living through a recession isn't easy, but who said you had to stop living?"
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact LaToya Powell or visit http://www.bigdeals101.com.
About LaToya Powell:
Founder and CEO
LaToya Powell, Founder and CEO