What Corporate America Taught Me About Entrepreneurship

Thanks to my beloved twitter, I connected with a fantastic woman named Sherri Garrity who runs a company called The Corporate Fugitive. What’s not to love about that name? Brilliant branding, eh?

Sherri, like me, escaped from Corporate America and started her own business in which she helps other entrepreneurs build their businesses while being their own bosses. She has a wonderful pay-it-forward attitude and put that to good use when she created her free “Best Small Business Advice Interview Series.” I’m honored to have had the opportunity to share my own story with her.

As some of you know, my background is in IBM, working in communications, PR, and e-business sales. Yep, that’s a pretty far cry from running a family and a business like I do now! But I learned a whole lot of best practices during my tenure at IBM that really help me as an entrepreneur. I share these, along with my observations about the difference between working for IBM and working for myself, on the 20-minute interview with Sherri.

You can download the interview for free on Sherri’s website: www.thecorporatefugitive.com.

If you worked in a large company before you became a mompreneur, what are some best practices that you learned there that continue to serve you as an entrepreneur? And what did you have to let go of when you decided to be your own boss? Please leave a comment below.

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