In January, 2016, I hatched a plan for February 29 - Leap Day. As past President of the University Club of Albany, I gathered a group of female business owners for a program called LEAP IN: Entrepreneurship and the Power of Peer Support. The panel discussion featured successful business owners who made the leap outside their comfort zones to start and grow their own businesses. Each panelist shared stories about her business journey, her successes and failures, and the support she’s received from – and given to – other business owners. (We were SEEN in the Times Union!)
Now, I’m following my own advice! After parting ways with my employer of 15+ years at the end of October, I took a “gap quarter” to figure out whether I wanted to find another job – or build a new way of life. I decided on the latter.
So, I’m launching my own consulting firm – CMR Communications. The ink is still wet on my DBA, but I’ve already been talking to prospective clients and am excited to share this news.
I’ll be adding more details about my plans, my services, and my own experiences – but I’d like to hear from you! What advice would you offer a solopreneur? Drop me a line! I’ll look forward to hearing from you – and will share updates as time permits!
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