A Woman to Watch: Local entrepreneur achieves corporate and personal milestone
$1million in sales as an independent sales consultant for Stampin' Up!
SIOUX FALLS, SD-Even during a recession, the scrapbooking, card making and home décor business is good for Sioux Falls native Lisa Fast. On October 21, 2009 Fast was recognized at an event in Salt Lake City, Utah for achieving the corporate milestone of selling over $1 million of crafting products. An independent sales consultant for Stampin' Up! a leading direct sales manufacturer of decorative rubber stamps and crafting accessories, Fast is the second independent consultant or "demonstrator" of approximately 40,000 global Stampin' Up! sales consultants to achieve this prestigious milestone.
In 1996, Lisa's entrepreneurial spirit began as a young mother of four looking for a creative outlet. Shortly thereafter she began building clientele, selling stamping and crafting product, and recruiting and training other women to be entrepreneurs under her leadership, and has never looked back.
"My kids were all under the age of seven, when I started with Stampin' Up!," said Fast. "Being a goal driven person, I realized shortly after joining that Stampin' Up! could be more than just a creative and social outlet for me-it could be a career. For the last 13 years my involvement with Stampin' Up! has provided me experiences and relationships that are priceless, but it has also served as a source of income that has carried my family's finances when necessary."
"I'm so proud of Lisa and all that she's accomplished," said Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO. "Reaching the million-dollar sales milestone is huge, but it's even more impressive when you realize that Lisa achieved this while raising a family and running a day care at the same time. She understands and puts into practice the fun, flexible and rewarding opportunity Stampin' Up! offers for anyone."
Lisa has won numerous other awards at Stampin' Up! including ranking several times in the top Demonstrators of the Year and Personal Sales categories, as well as earning the incentive trip. She contributes her success to her wonderful family and dedicated customers.