Hi there! I’m Crystal and this is where I tell you the story behind The Tiny Business Guru.
After spending quite a bit of time in school and acquiring even more student loan debt I was laid off from a well paying job that came with a very generous benefits package and a really, really nice vacation plan. Then, I found a new, higher paying job. Then, I quit. I quit my job with absolutely no back up plan other than my skimpy savings account and started The Tiny Business Guru.
You see, although my job paid all of my bills and allowed for fine dining on a whim, I was miserable. I cried on my morning commute to work. I had countless anxiety attacks in the ladies room. I drank martinis at lunch almost every single day and gave myself pep talks on the drive back to work. My private life was suffering. I wasn’t showing my family the love and attention that I wanted to. I wasn’t showing myself the the care and love that I needed to.
And then it happened. One fateful Thursday afternoon after leaving a meeting with my boss and my boss’s boss I knew it was over. I knew I had worked my last day at that company.
I decided that if I was going to be that stressed out, drive myself that crazy, cope with that much anxiety, then I should be doing it all for myself. For my family. For all of the people whom I knew I could help accomplish their goals if only I had the time.
Whether you know it or not, you are a business owner. Some of you are photographers, make up artists, hair stylists, logo makers, social media whizzes, massage therapists, small boutique owners. Some of you are still working 9 to 5 or 12 to 9, but have pieces of paper or notes in your phones filled with ideas, dreams, goals and you have no idea how to get from where you are to where you know you can be. And yet still, there are some of you who are busy perfecting the brand that is you; there are those of you whose company is the very person you see when you look in the mirror.
We are all business owners and whether we need interview prep to land the job at the company of our dreams, or need help writing a business plan to secure funding or need a fresh pair of eyes to tell us how our business could be twice as profitable, The Tiny Business Guru has your back. I have your back.
I can’t wait to help you bring it all together!