We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Isabella C. Rose | Author

Writing a book is harder than you think it will be. You think all I got to do is sit down and write. Well, that is the gist of writing, but writing professionally was something I had to learn the hard way. There is a multitude of work other than writing that goes into creating a book. My first pitch to an agent was one of the worst! He basically told me once I write the book and get it out there to come back for him to represent me. So, he wanted me to do all the work and sit back and rep the profits. That alone almost killed my dream. But something amazing happened. Read more>>

Nika Forsythe | Sola Suite Owner & L’Oréal Professionnel Artist

As a suite owner and hair stylist . I would say all the different roles & skills we need to be successful. Number one is entrepreneurship and being able to think outside the box . Time Management/ Scheduling , Customer Service/Receptionist ,Computer Skills/ Marketing / Website Design, Accounting/ P&L/Taxes , Photographer / Social Media, Chemistry/ Hair Color , Geometry / Hair Cutting, Biology / Sanitation & Disinfection, Therapist/ Human Connection & Relationships, Student/Continued Education, Artist / Designer , Economics / Small Business Owner. Read more>>

Kristi Stoll | Founder, Entrepreneur and Mentor

My industry is crowdfunding. There are several things people are unaware of in this industry because this is still a fairly unknown industry: 1) What crowdfunding is and what it can do: Through crowdfunding sites, you create a virtual fundraiser (it will be your own unique fundraising page) and you invite people to come and donate to your mission or cause. Most people have heard of GoFundMe, but they don’t know that crowdfunding is the industry under which it falls. Read more>>

Poetential (Chef POE) Earnest | Professional Chef / Business Owner / Culinary Arts Instructor

In this industry there is no skipping the line. It starts with the seeds planted then you grow from there. Taking notes, collecting scars, nurturing relationships, building a network to learn from/grow with, maintaining confidence, finding inspiration, activating adaptability with out deviation of who you really are, what you stand for and what you plan on bringing to the table. You have to find and share your voice. You have to take safety and cleaning practices seriously. You can’t come in this industry thinking it’s a game. Leave the arrogant rock star mentality at home. It’s about team work, trust, confidence, passion and unwavering professionalism/commitment to doing your best and providing the best customer service known to man. Read more>>