Mum of three Laura Doherty (34) was devastated when she had to close her hair and beauty salon in Donegal last March having invested over three years in building a successful business. 
Laura said, “My last day in the salon was on Paddy’s day, as we went into the first lockdown. Like everyone I hoped we were soon going to be able to get back to normal but it became obvious that the uncertainty was set to continue and that any return to normal working or income couldn’t be planned for. As we went into the second full lock-down I knew I needed to take action. Prior to opening my salon I had run a Forever Living business for 4 years which ironically had helped me fund the start of my hairdressing salon. I considered my options and felt increasingly that a return to running a Forever business was the answer.” 
Laura rejoined Forever Living just before Christmas and threw herself back into the world of retailing its aloe-based health and wellness products. 
Laura added, “I reconnected with the business quickly and refreshed my knowledge with a lot of online training both around the products and the business. In January I made €2,000 and have continued to earn at least as much as I was making from the salon. Apart from the regular income which has been a life-line, I hadn’t realised how stressed and tired I had become running the salon with all its responsibilities for staff and overheads. I am excited about the future now instead of feeling worried and feel that I am in charge of my life again. It’s an amazing feeling.” 
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