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Ellis County BUSINESS JOURNAL | January 2018

prise to you, but I can see you answering your phone going ‘I don’t know anything about this,’ but I nominated you for the 40 under 40,’” Hardin recollected the moment. “And I thought, ‘there are so many other people out there, and I’m fairly new.’ So I didn’t think I would get it. And then my dad told me I got it, and I was really excited,” she included. “That was a very proud moment for me.” Despite Hardin’s commended success, her entrepreneurship is still working towards being “taken seriously” throughout day-to-day orders. “I’ll have people come in, and they’ll talk over me or be looking at one of my employees and talk to them, but I kind of laugh it off now because when they find out I’m the owner their mouths drop,” Hardin recounted. “Sometimes it’s a struggle to be taken seriously at such a young age because I’m 26 –years-old, but I take a lot of pride in my work, and it’s definitely a day-to-day thing to grab their respect and own up to it,” she expounded. And as more young entrepreneurs are taking the busi-

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January 2018 business journal  

January 2018 business journal