One of the most important lessons we learned is that our lives and our businesses will teach us along the way. We don’t need to know everything on day one because the challenges we face on day will likely be ones we are already equipped to handle. As we overcome challenges we get better and better and as the challenges increase in difficulty so too does our ability to tackle them.

We asked members of the community that we admire to share important lessons their business or career has taught them and have shared some of those responses below.

Anna Udrescu | Founder of Directive Solutions and Lead Transaction Coordinator

I have found that the most important lesson my business has taught me is the power of kindness and customer service. To truly treat your clients, your associates, and your employees with kindness, respect, and honor. This has been the culture that Directive Solutions is founded upon and what has grown it by leaps and bounds. The growth of company has been solely built upon referrals and lasting relationships which has been fueled by the culture of the company. Read more>>

Quyen Pham | Vy Phan | SLP & Small Business Owner, Quyen Pham | Small Business Owner

Starting this business has really taught us that this whole process is so much better with a great partner by your side. Operating your own business means wearing many different hats; you are the CEO, secretary, accountant, and social media manager. Having to deal with all of this while still working full time, we definitely lean on each other a lot to get things done! Read more>>

Royce Scott | Photographer & Mixed Media Artist

When you run a business, you run into a plethora of different obstacles that can make or break a young business. Some of those obstacles are trivial, where are some are much more difficult. Nevertheless those obstacles carry lessons that will make you a more well-rounded business owner. The most important lesson that I have learned along this journey is a willingness to adapt to what is currently in front of me, but staying true to who I am and what I stand for. Read more>>