Beyoncé said it best! About 3 to 4 years ago, I started playing around with the idea of starting my own consulting business and leaving my full-time job. I was confident in my knowledge and expertise but scared about taking the risk. Then I just got tired, and you know when a woman is sick and tired, there's no changing our minds, so I left corporate healthcare to start my own consulting company, Connected Consultants. Our mission is to amplify the voices of women and people of color. We believe one of the best ways you could do that is through entrepreneurship. It has been a long journey to where we sit today.
When I first started my business, I was all gung ho because I had this fancy MBA, and I thought I knew all the things.
That's a joke!
Thankfully that knowledge did give me background on business plans and legitimizing the business. There are a couple of things though that you are going to go through on this entrepreneurial journey. Those things are gonna teach you a lesson.
I guess my message today is, yes, build your table. But understand that it doesn't require perfection and make sure you enjoy your seat at the table.