Mar 11, 2019
This week, we chat with Lori-Lee Elliott, many-time expat, world traveler, and techie girlboss. Lori-Lee’s first appearance on The Bittersweet Life was back in July of 2017 in Episode 166: TIPS, when she pulls from her sizable expat experience to share tips with wannabe or newbie expats. This time, she joins us to talk about a big new venture in her own life. While working full time for an international corporation that moves her around the world every year or less (she’s lived in 13 countries so far, and has moved 24 times in her 28-year life), she has decided to open her own Augmented Reality software company.
Lori-Lee talks about what it takes to open a company in a foreign country, why it’s important to her to work with other expats, and why she decided to leave a secure, stable, and profitable job to create something that is completely hers.
She also offers invaluable advice on opening a business—whether you’re an expat or not—including the importance of having a partner, how to get good at being a salesperson even if that’s not your “thing,” and how to push through what seems like endless rejection from potential investors.
The travel article referenced in this episode can be found here.
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