March 2003 - Began online dating and using the internet to make friends
March 2006 - Turned 30
September 2006 - Made the decision to leave the Vermont marketing agency world and began the four month fast track to figuring out what my new life would entail - did this by networking and meeting with anyone and everyone
December 2006 - Got my first client - G's Restaurant at The Sheraton in Burlington helping promote their Celebrity Chef Nights
AND spent my last days and month as an employee
January 2007 - National Life Group and The Inn at the Round Barn Farm signed on as clients
March 2007 - Began collaborations with Shark Interactive and began my first client work in social media with Green Mountain Power
April 2007 - Registered Rachel Carter PR with the state and opened a business banking account with the Key4Women program
AND met The Mitch!
May 2007 - Created and launched website - www.rachelcarterpr.com
June 2007 - Began 3 blogs (the Vermont Music Blog is now retired, but Vermont Vibes and this one are going strong!)
July 2007 - December 2007 - Business focus on marketing myself, building relationships, and networking
2008 - Business focus on establishing my accounting system and developing and experimenting with my brand
2009 - Continuing my branding experiment and honing my services based on client needs and my own time and energy levels
December 2009 - CELEBRATING 3 YEARS IN BUSINESS!!!
In honor of the first three years, I will spend the holiday season giving thanks and recognition to all those who helped me get to this point. Be sure to tweep with me on Twitter and fan with me on Facebook to keep tabs on all the gossip and buzz!!!
PS - In case you didn't know, The Mitch and I are engaged!