At the end of 2008 when I found myself unemployed. I figure that I wouldn’t be out of work for too long. Boy was I mistaken. That recession was something else but I knew that I could not just sit around and do nothing. I had skills and if I couldn’t find a job I was going to make my own. It was then I took to the Internet started blogging and tweeting (Twitter was popular back then) to let everyone I, a Web Designer was available for work. There were a lot of trials and errors but eventually I started making some headway.
My journey was (and still is) a rocky road. I am nowhere near finish, just rocking and rolling my way back. I am ready to take my business to a whole new level. You know that saying, “It’s lonely at the top”, but it doesn’t have to be. One thing that I have learned is that you can’t always do it alone. You have to build a team. I know I have celebrating my small success alone, it’s more fun went you are doing it with someone. Of course you have to be aware of who you surround yourself with but that a different story for another say.
It true that people come in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Over the last thirteen years my path has cross with some amazing people. They are my village. I am so grateful to have met them because they each left me with special gifts. This Bedford-Stuyvesant girl wanted to be a Pediatrician when she grew up. It wasn’t until I was in college with my eyes on medical school when a new friend said to me, “I guarantee you that you are going to switch your major before your freshman year is up.” He saw something in me. I loved playing around on the computer and creating stuff but to me it was just a hobby. I never thought that it was possible to do something that you love where you could help others but also support yourself and your family. It’s just an amazing feeling. Because of that one friend who sparked my detour from the medical field, I ended up switching majors, and then changed schools. That’s where I met some new people who introduce me to others that prep me for the path that I am on today.
Now they could only take me so far. There was still a lot that I needed to learn on my own. And that’s where the Internet came in because I love to research. Growing up my favorite places were the library and bookstores. The only difference is the information I am searching for now, which is mostly business and entrepreneurship related.
So what’s someone like me to do with all of the information that I have come across over the years? Well there is only one thing to do – SHARE THE WEALTH!! Everyone want to snap their figures and have everything they need and in place to start a business. It may not work that way but it doesn’t hurt to have a little help in your corner to nudge you in the right direction. When I was starting out I wish I had a book or a guide to give me a starting point. This is why I created The Startupreneuer Resource Guide.
It’s chock-full of resources that anyone one can use. To make it easier to navigate I divided it into sections so you can jump right to the portion of information you are looking for.
It’s been a labor of love, remember all resources I used over the last few years or heard about and put it all together in one place. I have done a lot of the work for you, now it up to you take it and run with it. The Startuprenuer Resource Guide is now available as a PDF with embedded links for easy navigation to the resources. There is also a little goodie for you at the end. Get your copy today!
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