My entrepreneurial journey started before I was born. Small business ownership is in my blood. My father, all of my grandparents, and most of my great grandparents have been self-employed. The idea of working for anyone else was something that couldn’t be reconciled with how I was raised – owning a business and being the boss was a family trait.
I myself became a small business owner five years ago. Upon finding out I was pregnant, I knew that it was the perfect time to change not only my family status, but my work status. Three months pregnant, I turned in my resignation and started my own business January 1, 2010. My business is a law firm that focuses on providing legal solutions for small business owners – a group of people that not only am I part of, but I love working with! I get to work with business owners when they are at their highs (starting their first business, signing a first lease, hiring their first employee, making their first dollar) and I get to figure out ways to help them find light at the end of the tunnel at their lows (fights between partners, issues with vendors, worries about making payroll). Even at times that seem bleak, many times I can determine fixes to situations that a business owner can’t see through the darkness.