Whitney MacDougall candidly admitted starting her own small business a while back that "dismally" failed, but she is not letting that prevent her from launching another one in the near future. MacDougall, vice president, corporate affairs for Intuit, Inc. owners of Turbo Tax and Quicken, was the keynote speaker at the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Latina Business Conference at the Hilton Stockton yesterday.
"First and foremost, I'm a mom," said MacDougall. She's been with Intuit more than 22 years and said she's learned to balance her professional life with family. "Small businesses really inspire us at Intuit," she said then went on to give tips to the more than 200 people gathered for the luncheon. Those tips: never stop learning, be yourself, and give yourself a break. She described small business owners as having a passion for what they do as well as having an excitement and energy that is captivating.