When Terri Grimsley reinvented herself from the corporate world into an entrepreneur and businesswoman, she also reinvented a spa concept.
Couture Mobile Spa of Pembroke Pines provides the spa experience at home for parties, the office for employee appreciation days and anywhere in between. It recreates the ambiance at the client's choice of venue — with candles, music, aromatherapy and even plush robes.
Licensed massage therapists provide hand and foot spas and body scrubs.
Since launching the enterprise in 2006, the company has participated in many events, including the Staybridge Suites Housekeeper Appreciation Spa Day, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl Tailgate Party and the recent Chocolate Festival at Nova Southeastern University.
Her tiny retail location accommodates about six clients. In addition, she uses the space to host parties and provide training.
But being mobile allows Grimsley an additional bonus: to have customers from South Florida north to Orlando. She relies on contract employees who also assist in creating a network of word of mouth advertising.
Grimsley says one of her biggest joys about working for herself is that she generates jobs for others.
"I'm a single mom, and I have a soft spot for people looking for work," she said.
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