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Between a global pandemic, racial injustices and an economic downfall, it’s no wonder that you’re considering going into business for yourself. To many, this is a dream, but to most, it’s also very intimidating. Regardless of the fact that there is a wealth of information online, without the proper guidance, support, experience and understanding of the terminology, it can be difficult to know which way to turn when it comes to pushing out your brand to the masses and achieving steady growth.

I’m here to tell you, don’t let that stop you!

Michelle Obama once said, “I have been at every powerful table you can think of … They are not that smart,” and I felt that message in my soul. I clearly haven’t been at the tables that she’s been at, but I’ve also sat down with some extremely educated, extremely powerful and extremely wealthful professionals — and I was not that impressed. I don’t say that to put anyone down or to imply that I’m better than anyone. I mean it to say that sometimes we make the assumption that because of where someone else is in life, they must have some knowledge, resources or connections that we don’t have, which is why I can’t get there. This is absolutely not the case.

The absolute only thing they all had in common in that room is that at some point in life, they took a chance — and when things didn’t work out, they took another one. Then they continued to take chances until something finally did work out. So, here are my three tips for anyone wondering what you need to start a business.