How did Kristen Hadeed turn a desire for a pair of jeans into a cleaning service company?

Most of us have had to scrounge around for odd jobs at certain points in our lives either to make ends meet or to help save for that certain special thing we’ve wanted in our lives, but few of us have turned that odd job into a thriving company. This was the case for Kristen Hadeed, who started cleaning houses in college as a way to save up for a pair of jeans that she desperately wanted. 10 years later, Hadeed is the Founder of StudentMaid, a cleaning company based in Florida that helps teach leadership skills to employees to help them move onto their next big thing. I sat down with Kristen to talk accidentally starting a business, the many failures she has had along the way, and how listening to your gut as a leader is critically important. Fair warning: this episode is chock-full of great insights for entrepreneurs.

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This episode is brought to you by Kate Spade On Purpose, bringing quality jobs to women and men in underserved Rwandan communities. Browse the On Purpose Collection at www.katespade.com

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