Life After Layoff? YES there is!

Join us in congratulating There IS Life After Layoff for being named in the Top 10 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners in the “Most Innovative and Recession Busters Categories!”

There IS Life After Layoff is in the Top 100 and in the Top 10 of the Most Innovative and Recession Busters Categories

There Is Life After Layoff

Congratulations to There IS Life After Layoff located in Powder Springs, Georgia, for being named in the Top 100 for 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and in the Top 10 for the Most Innovative and Recession Busters Categories. We caught up with business owner and entrepreneur Alicia Ward and asked her to answer some questions and share some words of advice and inspiration with our StartupNation audience.

Tell Us About Your Journey

StartupNation: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Alicia: Being able to work from home and spend more time with my family! Doing something that I am passionate about while at the same time helping others to discover their passions and purpose.

StartupNation: To what do you attribute your success as an entrepreneur and business owner?
Alicia: My trust and faith in God, perseverance, determination, Being able to learn from my mistakes, trusting my instincts.

StartupNation: What ignited the spark in you to start/select your particular business as an entrepreneur?
Alicia: Getting laid off from my job and being divinely inspired.

StartupNation: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

  • Humility
  • Perseverance
  • Creativity

Words of Wisdom – Inspiration for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

StartupNation: If you had one piece of advice for someone just starting out, what would it be?
Alicia: Believe in yourself and know that what you have to say is valuable.


StartupNation: Where do you find your greatest inspiration?
Alicia: My relationship with God.

StartupNation: What is your favorite motivational/business quote as an entrepreneur?
Alicia: Purpose is not something you decide, it’s something that you discover.

StartupNation: A motto you live by?
Alicia: No matter how much I think I know, if I am not walking in love then I really don’t know anything.

Tell Us About Your Business, Experiences, & Funding Your Startup

StartupNation: How did you get funding for your startup?
Alicia: Sponsors and advertisers.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Alicia: Focus on monetizing early.

Marketing and Building Their Customer Base

StartupNation: How do you market and build your customer base?
Alicia: Social media, advertising, Business networking, guest speaking, word of mouth.

StartupNation: Recommendations for others starting out?
Alicia: Learn all you can about social media and use it to your advantage

Changes in the Business Market

StartupNation: What changes have you seen in your business market since starting?
Alicia: Have not been in business long enough to know.

StartupNation: What do you see coming that will impact your business?
Alicia: I am seeing lots of opportunities to help others as people are still being laid off at an alarming rate.

Learn more about Alicia’s business and view other businesses that entered and placed in the competition by clicking here for the top ten and a full list 2014 Home-Based 100 Business Winners and entrants.

Do you have a startup? Are you a passionate entrepreneur with an idea that has taken off and want to share your success with others? Would you like your business to receive priceless exposure in the media and be positioned to take your business to the next level? Then join us this fall for the 8th Annual StartupNation Home-Based 100 Competition which ranks outstanding home-based businesses and the amazing people behind them! Watch for your change to enter! In the meantime, be sure to visit us daily for new content to support and grow your business!

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