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Laura Jones


Military Service

U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant


23 years served


Seeking a career in service industry & retail


Tacoma, WA

About Laura

Hello! My AFSC was 2A672 (Aerospace Ground Equipment) and I did 4yrs as an field training instructor as well. Maintainers rule!!
It’s my dream to open an all female technicians auto shop/nail salon to serve underrepresented (and non-mechanically inclined) customers. I want to hire women/LGBTQ and possibly formerly incarcerated employees.
Only problem is, I don’t have experience in the auto industry. I know the technical concepts of the systems in and on a vehicle, just not the experience with maintaining automobiles. I want to hire the auto/beauty school grads and experienced technicians! I want to manage the chaos. (So I say that now) 🤣
I need a mentor for advice on polishing my biz plan, networking, any other info I need to know, and who is supportive of women in the auto industry.

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Questions by Laura

3 months ago

Seeking female mentor with experience in auto industry

I’m also unsure of what “industry” automotive service and repair falls into—service and retail? Small biz? I’m...

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3 months ago

What comes first? Registering my biz name or designing a logo?

Do I need to have a registered biz before I start designing a logo? I heard (during VWISE Phoenix) there...

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