About Author Lisa Sims
Who is Author Lisa Sims?
I’ve had an entrepreneurial spirit since the age of 8 when my brother and I started our first business as the neighborhood soft drink and ice cream provider. Even though I’ve worked in Corporate America in various roles such as software developer, web developer, webmaster, and consultant, I still couldn’t shake the calling to have my own business. In January 2004, I enrolled in a six-week entrepreneurial training course where street-smart entrepreneurs shared their business experiences with us. I was mesmerized. Towards the end of the course I decided to resign from my job as a web/database developer and start my own business. In 2004, I stepped out on faith and started my own web and internet marketing company called The IT Mechanic for about $500. Of course, there have been peaks and valleys along the way but I’ve learned a lot about myself and operating a business.
I’ve spoken to over 1,000 aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners about the good, bad, and ugly of being in business for yourself. Likewise, I launched The Business Professionals Network in 2005 to help individuals learn how to network and provide helpful resources to small business owners.
When I’m not working in my business, I work as an adjunct professor for the following universities teaching technology courses:
- The University of Phoenix Online
- Excelsior College
- Kaplan University
- Troy University’s Covington, Georgia campus.
I enjoy teaching because I’m helping students make a positive investment in themselves and their future. I strongly believe the words of Hosea 4:6 when it comes to knowledge: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Feel free to listen to my radio show, Stretching A Dollar For Entrepreneurs, on Blogtalkradio for more money-saving tips for your small business.