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Jane Boutelle

What is your background? What got you to where you are now?

Most of my career has been spent in software product management and in marketing. I worked at Intuit as the first product manager for QuickBooks and loved working with a B2B product that solved a real problem and made a business task more fun and rewarding. I’d also worked with start-ups and was interested in being part of a start-up founding team.

What business do you own/work for?

Digsite

What made you decide to start your business?   

I met Monika Wingate, Digsite’s CEO, when she contacted me to talk about Digsite. Even though it was only in prototype phase, I immediately saw the benefits and was excited by it. I helped her in an advisory role for several months, then decided to go all-in as a co-founder.

If you could give one quote to live by, what would it be?

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
(Mark Twain)

What is your biggest accomplishment so far in life and why?

Going for things I really want and believe in, rather than just wishing I had! Whether it’s starting a business, taking a year to travel the world, living in different parts of the country, taking real time to be with my family when it’s made a difference, I’ve tried to do what I believe and not have regrets.

What is your biggest accomplishment in your business and why?

We’re still in an early stage, but we’re building a great team and creating a really positive experience for customers!

What is the biggest obstacle that you have face while in business? What is the biggest fear that you have for your business?

The biggest challenge is to move fast enough to get it done and well enough to get it done right.

What does Madison need to encourage entrepreneurs to stay and grow their businesses?

More of a community sharing information and supporting each other.
Some good successes that create more confidence among entrepreneurs and investors.

What words of advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Going for things I really want and believe in, rather than just wishing I had! Whether it’s starting a business, taking a year to travel the world, living in different parts of the country, taking real time to be with my family when it’s made a difference, I’ve tried to do what I believe and not have regrets.

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