Approximately a year ago, I attended the “Hanging Your Shingle” training at The Stone Foundation. At the time, I was transitioning my business from a consulting firm structured as a sole partnership, to a social service support agency, structured as a limited liability corporation. I needed a jumping off point and a framework for our transition. The “Hanging Your Shingle” training provided me with both. Samara Stone shared with me and other attendees what books to read to motivate us and spark creativity. Mrs. Stone also shared other valuable tools such as the SWOT model and other important resources to help attendees define their strengths, brand their product(s) and move forward with entering the marketplace or expanding their “side hustle” into a full-fledged small business. As a result of attending the training, I was able to gain sorely needed direction and perspective regarding next steps for my business. The “Hanging Your Shingle” training is as effective as any training I have attended at the Small Business Administration and lots more interesting, entertaining and empowering. I would recommend it to anyone who was even considering starting a business of their own.
Marni N. Seyyid, LCSW-C, ABD
Souldier Seyyid Solutions, LLC