Nichole spent eight years working on building her clientele, establishing her reputation, and learning all she could about running a small business. She stumbled upon Women’s Initiative for Self Employment’s business planning class, and that introduced her to other resources, including San Francisco Small Business Week’s conference and other classes through the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. In 2015, Nichole opened up Lexington Place, her own salon located on Union Street in the heart of Cow Hollow.
As far back as she can remember, Nichole Glenn always wanted to own her own business. As a kid and teen she loved doing hair, but she opted to go to college and pursue a different path. After ten years of working office jobs, Nichole took a big leap to go down the path she had originally gravitated towards and enrolled in cosmetology school. She did so with the goal of eventually opening up her own hair salon. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” says Nichole. “When I would see empty storefronts, I’d imagine what kind of business I could open there.”
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