iEntrepreneur featuring Alison Theriault

Alison Theriault opened her small business when she was 21 years old. She never would have envisioned herself as the youngest business owner in the town of Madawaska, but in 2011, her dream became a reality. 

Alison Theriault, Owner/Esthetician of Veda Aesthetics in Madawaska, Maine. 2014.

Alison Theriault, Owner/Esthetician of Veda Aesthetics in Madawaska, Maine. 2014.

Veda Aesthetics is Alison's own spa center - where she specializes in facials, back facials, skin care, and spa treatments. The cozy atmosphere welcomes guests into the wonderfully decorated shop, where Alison cares for clients of all ages. 

When I asked Alison if getting business going in a small town is a challenge, she said yes. What makes her successful despite the challenge of operating in a small community is her persistence and her passion. She doesn't give up when appointments slow down. Instead, she makes smart business decisions, good use of her time, and pushes through with her passion for what she does.

Alison shares her experience as an entrepreneur and gives her insight into small business ownership. She describes the money management strategy that kicked off her business, and identifies some of the struggles a small business owner faces and must overcome to succeed.