I first met Nancy Davis at a business meeting. A mutual friend introduced us. I was immediately taken by her commanding presence! You knew this women meant business and was successful in all areas of her life. She talks the talk and walks the walk. She is a Gutsy Gal today and has been one for a long time, you’ll hear her story below. I recently found out about her cancer challenges and never even knew. She did not let it stop her life. For that alone, she deserves this recognition. The truth is she has deserved it many many years ago! She is a pioneer & a visionary with an uncanny reputation for customer service. This Woman knows business! A true inspiration to all Women, that we can do what we want to do.
Can you tell me a little bit about YOU? (i.e. Who you are, What is your Business)
I am a 53 year old Super Hero! I am celebrating my 26th year in business with my company Laser Renew. We Remanufacture and Recycle Toner Cartridges for Laser Printers, Copy, Fax and All-in-One Machines. We are not an office supply company, we are truly a Recycling Company. We pick up our clients empty Toner Cartridges, refill them and return them the next business day to keep the plastics and oils out of the landfills. In 1988 I was quick to find that most people didn’t care as much about recycling as I did. What I did find out was that people cared about saving money. So we offered Quality Recycled Toner Cartridges at Substantial Savings over the office super stores to meet everyone’s goals. We have saved thousands of tons of plastics from the landfills while saving people lots of money and giving excellent service. We do business with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to homeowners who have machines at home for convenience. Every client is just as important as the next. We’re proud to have many clients with us for over 20 years. We’ve expanded over those years to add Managed Print Services, Printer Sales and IT Hardware Support. We grow every year and I’m very proud of what we do.
What makes you a Gutsy Gal?
I like to think I am every women! We are all GUTSY!! I was married and divorced young – a single parent. I walked away from a career to start a business in a brand new field with nothing except the desire to succeed. I’ve managed a second successful marriage, a twenty six year business, an amazing hard working driven son, breast cancer and five surgeries in 18 months – one of them 16 hours long. I had my first mastectomy on a Friday and was back to work on Monday! And World Hang On – I am just getting started!! I can’t wait to see what’s next!! Bring it on!
In your experience, How does it feel to be Gutsy?
It is empowering to be Gutsy! No one decides what I can and cannot do. I can do anything I decide to do because there is no such thing as failing only lessons learned.
What would you say is an important thing you’ve learned?
The most important I’ve learned is to dare mighty things. You never want to sit in the middle and not know if you would have failed or could have succeeded. Life is short don’t have regrets
Finally, What does BEING A GUTSY GAL mean to you?
1. Not taking no for an answer
2. Finding a way to do what you what to do
3. Being Happy