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!