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Georgia Glennon is originally from Oregon. She moved to Sayulita from NYC nearly 8 years ago. She desired a better quality of life and wanted to be involved in a community. While in NYC Georgia lived in Soho, which is small and community oriented, so the transition was easy. She is now the owner of two Sayulita businesses: Sayulita Childcare and Georgia Glennon Photography.
First off, tell me about your businesses in Sayulita. What are they?
I have Sayulita Childcare, which is a babysitting service for tourists and Georgia Glennon Photography, I photograph people, mainly families.
What is unique about your businesses?
My goal is to provide the best service to my clients to make their vacations relaxing and enjoyable. I want them to have the best experience they can have and also support my favorite businesses. I book car service, horseback riding, fishing and boating trips, surf lessons, and make restaurant reservations and recommendations. Basically I am like a mini concierge.
How did you come up with the idea or concept for your businesses?
I was walking on the beach with my brother on a family trip for New Years Eve 2008, and the idea came to me. It was so spontaneous, but so clear. I went back to NYC, put stuff in storage and moved to Sayulita. It was the best decision that I have ever made.
Why open businesses in Sayulita?
What do you like most about having businesses in Sayulita?
I never fit in to the corporate world and being my own boss allows me to make my own schedule. I work more then I ever have, but I love what I do, so it never feels like work. Plus, I live 2 blocks from the beach! And living in a culturally rich, family orientated place with beautiful people makes it even more appealing.
What do you find most challenging about having businesses in Sayulita?
My businesses are based on tourism, so I need to plan accordingly.
Are your businesses involved in the Sayulita community? If yes, how so?
I volunteer my time taking photos for fundraisers, events or anything needed. I also help out a couple families in the community.
How has advertising with Sayulita Life impacted your businesses?
I wouldn't be where I am today without Sayulita Life. I started advertising Sayulita Childcare months after moving to Sayulita and I started advertising my photography business about 4 years ago.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to start a business in Sayulita?
Go for it!