Leading in Central MA: Entrepreneur, Jacqueline Dube
Monday, December 09, 2013
A Conversation with Jacqueline Dube
Can you describe your career path?
I received my undergraduate degree from Boston University and a masters in business administration from Northeastern and have been fortunate enough to gain valuable work experience early in my career. I have worked for companies in New York and Los Angeles such as Nielsen Media Research, Fox Family Worldwide, and Discovery Communications. In 2002, I decided to leave the corporate world and attend graduate school at Northeastern University as well as go to school for esthetics. After completing these programs in 2004, I was able to work in marketing and brand management for such companies as Bayer HealthCare, Kimberly-Clark on the Huggies Diaper brand and at Yankee Candle Company. In 2009, I made the life-changing decision to start my own business in Worcester – Jacqueline Jase Face & Body Center.
What is the best thing about having your own business?
The best thing about my career is doing what I love and being so passionate about each day! Owning my own business feels more like a hobby than work. The saying is true… Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life!
Can you describe a typical day in your life?
A day in my life is different each day. I thrive on change and trying new things. My main goal is to always to have a balance between taking care of business and taking care of me!
What would your dream job be?
My dream job is exactly what I am doing. There are many facets that I would like to develop as my business evolves but starting my business was a dream come true.
What is your favorite movie?
It is Saturday Night Fever! I love the Disco music and energy from the dancing! Everyone either wants to be the woman dancing with John Travolta or John Travolta himself. You know when film critic Gene Siskel purchases the white suit worn by Travolta and the Library of Congress deems this film as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" …this movie has to be great!
What is your favorite social media site?
Facebook is my favorite because of the sense of community it provides. I can keep in contact with people from childhood and my close friends on a daily basis. With our lives being so busy, it is nice to quickly be updated on their lives.
How do you spend time away from your career?
Spending time with friends and family is very important to me. I can often be found enjoying a great dinner and a few laughs in my free time. I like to travel and see other parts of the country/world. I am always reading…it might be non-fiction or something more technical.
Are you involved in the community and if so, how?
Giving back to the community is very important to me. I owe a great deal of the success that I have achieved in my business to the support and guidance that I have received from The Center For Women and Enterprise. I started out as a client working on my business plan and have now been able to give back as part of the Advisory Board.
I founded the Notre Dame Academy Worcester Alumnae Business Network that supports fellow alumnae in business. This is the first time in the high school's 60+ year history that a group such as this has been formed.
At Nichols College, I work directly with student interns. I enjoy working with students in my business because they are able to take on many real life marketing and business projects. This increases their confidence as well as provides valuable work experienced.
Who is the biggest influence in your life?
My mother has been the biggest influence on my life. She instilled a love of learning, an ability to stay to true to myself and a belief that anything is possible. I have learned from her example about hard work and dedication to her family.
What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?
Snakes, most reptiles and skunks scare me! I would be very happy if I never had to come in contact with one ever again!
Your favorite quote?
" A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." -Eleanor Roosevelt
What do you think creates success?
The combination of believing that you can achieve it and the hard work to actually accomplish it. The hardest part is believing it. That is why most people do not go after all that they want in life. Not just as it relates to work but in all aspects. I follow the principles of the Law of Attraction - simply stated "like attracts like." If you put out to the universe that you really want to be successful (they may call it "abundant") you will be!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I want to be doing something I am passionate about and enjoying all that comes along with it! I had once heard that the goal of an entrepreneur is to do what you love, surrounded by the people you love and in a place you love. This is also my goal for the future.
Susan Wagner is the president of Susan Wagner PR. In this challenging economy, she has begun a new division to offer affordable start-up packages to new and emerging small businesses and non-profit organizations that include professional writing services, websites, collateral, marketing, social media, grassroots outreach and PR campaigns.
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Related Slideshow: 10 Great Homes in Central MA Under $250K
122 Broadmeadow Street
2 beds, 2 baths
Pride of ownership and terrific style abound in this stunning, well maintained condo at The Willows. Great commuter location and close to shopping, restaurants and parks. Beautiful hardwood floors and porcelain tile throughout first floor. Bright, spacious rooms, fireplaced living room with slider to deck and backyard. King sized master bedroom offers two walk-in closets and full bath. Second bedroom with skylight, vaulted ceiling and quaint nook offers privacy and room to spare. Huge loft with skylights and vaulted ceiling is great for a media, family or game room. Kitchen boasts all stainless steel, upgraded appliances and plenty of cabinets and counter space. Freshly painted interior, newer carpet in bedrooms and stairways. Tastefully updated baths. Newer furnace, water heater and A/C unit. Nothing to do but move in to this beautifully updated home.
1 Central Avenue
3 beds, 1 bath
Located within walking distance of two beaches, this sparkling renovated ranch home touts 3 bedrooms, 1 full, and one half baths. It features a living room with fireplace and a loft with storage room. Great for year round or summer home. Looks like a new home.
24 High Street
3 beds, 3 baths
Located on a quiet residental street, this brand new bright and sunny home comes with cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan, 3 bedrooms, and 3 full baths Many up grades in this new construction home include hardwood flooring, maple cabinets, granite countertops, and oversized 2 car garage. There's also a finished family room in lower level.
48 Vernon Avenue
3 beds, 2 baths
Privately set home on over 23 acres with frontage and access to the Ware River. This 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Cape features a farmer's porch and wrap around deck with river views. Home features hardwoods, fireplace, beadboard wainscoting in living room and dining room, cathedral ceiling with skylight and first floor bedroom/den with new carpeting. Walk-out basement with wood stove chimney flue, attached 2 car garage, separate barn/animal shelter plus storage shed. Areas of level, open yard with fruit trees and spaces that were at one time fenced for animals.
11 Country Lane
4 beds, 1 bath
Situated on a .96 acre lot, this spacious and gracious Colonial features a farmer's front porchand a private deck. Kitchen offers center island opening to dining room with hardwood floors. Living room features pellet stove and opens with french doors to family room. Second floor features four bedrooms, one could be used as a home office and full bath. Updates included roof (2009), back up generator, septic system (d-box & leachfield), water softener (2008) (APO). Fabulous flat backyard with shed and somewhat wooded.
19 Sawmill Drive
3 beds, 1 bath
Raised ranch offers fabulous acre lot situated as the last home on a dead end street. Sun drenched living room with cathedral ceiling, updated, eat-in kitchen opening to formal dining area, two bedrooms, oversized full bath, spacious master bedroom with remodeled half bath with granite. Lower level offers a large family room with brick hearth fireplace and a half bath & laundry area- walk out just a plus. Great for entertaining, this home features a wonderful screened in porch off the kitchen that overlooks the beautiful, private, fenced in backyard abutting woodlands. Updates include replacement windows and garage doors.
24 Leach Street
3 beds, 1 bath
Lovely Colonial in a wonderful neighborhood of higher valued homes. A little TLC would make this home shine. Spacious foyer leading to a large living area for entertainment. Good size bedrooms on second level with a walk up attic. Just steps away from the serenity of Halloran Park. Washer, dryer and refridgerator included in sale.
144 Mendon Street
3 beds, 2 baths
Large custom ranch offering 3 large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Loads of features include updated eat in kitchen, large living room with fireplace and bow window, fireplaced family room, sunroom with pine paneling and separate entrance to back yard, 3 bedrooms with hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Finished lower level offers a large play room, office, 1/2 bath and full laundry room. There is lots of storage space in the unfinished portion of the basement. The screen porch and deck overlook the private backyard.
25 Cotton Mill Way
2 beds, 2 baths
Freshly painted and brand new carpeting and tile. Contemporary town house featuring, two-story glass foyer with curved staircase, fabulous master suite with fireplace in sun room/sitting room. Large master bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sinks, central air and central vacuum system. Large kitchen opening to dining area and expansive basement.
283 Bolton Street
3 beds, 1 bath
Cozy ranch conveniently located just north of downtown Marlborough. Perfect location for commuters who need access to Rt. 20 or I-495. This young ranch is in overall good condition; paint and carpet will go a long way towards updating it. Large lot. Walking distance to middle school and high school. This is the only house in Marlborough built after 1965 for under $250,000
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