Friday, August 26, 2011

#13 - Start My Own Small Business

Well folks, I have undertaken what is probably one of the scariest and most exciting things I have done in a while. I have left the comfort of my very secure consulting job (read: nice pay, nice benefits, nice vacations, nice colleagues) with a large national firm to hang my shingle out and do it on my own!

I am proud to announce the opening of Sophia Mitchell & Associates, LLC.

I've been wanting to try consulting on my own for a while and one day I said to myself "if not now, when?" Initial response from my clients have been positive and I am confident that I can be competitive from a cost perspective due to my low overhead. I also have a great network of other consultants that I can collaborate with.

It took a lot to get to this point, and much of the thanks go to my fantastic mentors and colleagues who I have had along the way. I am thankful for my mentors who have been generous in sharing their knowledge, helping build my confidence and regularly pushing me outside my comfort zone to grow professionally.

I am also thankful to Bob who has been supportive of this undertaking We are both now self-employed ... which provides a lot of freedom and flexibility, as well as certain level of uncertainty! However, we are up for the challenge and it's sure to be a fun ride.

So, if you know anyone who needs some environmental impact analysis completed for their project, please send them my way!

And, I guess this means I can now check #13 off the life list!


Gary Oshima said...

Good luck, Sophia - I'm happy for you and your new adventure and I'm continually inspired by your determination and resolve. May you enjoy great success in your new business.

Sophia said...

Thanks Gary! I appreciate the kind words. Have a good weekend.

Anne said...

Oh wow!! I'm so happy for you. :D That's very exciting (okay and scary I'm sure) but I know you will excel at it!

Janessa said...

Congratulations on your next journey in life, Sophia! You will do an amazing job. I have faith in you!

MCH said...

Sophia: That is fabulous news!! Good for you and I wish you the best of luck with your business!

Amber, theAmberShow said...

My heart explodes when I hear about a woman going into business! I am so happy for you. Good luck!