Guest Article People tend to think that all entrepreneurs are alike — that everyone who starts a business is the same, that they have the same challenges, the same needs, the same motivation, the same end game. And that’s simply not true. Working in communities across the country, we’ve found that it’s helpful to cast […]
I am so excited to share that this month marks 19 years since I left corporate America to become my own boss. I started my first business, Quintessence Group, in March of 1999. I had a laptop, fax machine and a dream. After this long in business, I have learned a lot, most of which […]
Guest Article Working for someone comes with a lot of challenges, but it is even more challenging to be an entrepreneur than to work in corporate America. I didn’t know this until I took the step to become a small business owner myself. Here’s my best attempt to save you some expensive lessons. Here are […]
Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Faisal Hoque, @Faisal_Hoque, a serial entrepreneur and author, and a devoted student of life, entrepreneurship, spirituality, and humanity. He left his birth-land […]
Innovation is essential to the growth of any economy. As President Obama officially kicks off his second term in office today, I wanted to offer him some ideas for how to make entrepreneurship and innovation the centerpiece of his second administration. It is critical for the future of our nation to intentionally foster the next […]
Starting a small business is not a 9 to 5 job. In the beginning your business owns you—you do not own it or your time.