We met in college full of aspirations and big dreams. Then life happened.
We found ourselves in our 20s unmotivated, unfulfilled, and working jobs that we hated. We would often converse on our girl trips and moments of escapism from our sucky reality about how we really just wanted to “do our own thing.” We often discussed how there must be more to life than “Livin’ for the Weekend” and wanting a 6-month vacation twice a year from our lives.
We had the degrees, the careers, but we were just existing, not living. Fast forward to two years ago, we both decided that we were done dreaming, hoping, and wishing. Some day and one day were not real. We started doing! We started businesses on our own and learned so much about business.
Through all of the wins, successes, failures, and shortcomings, we realized that there was one common theme…Getting stuck in the start. Our businesses initially struggled to thrive at the beginning due to lack of coaching, mentorship, direction, structure, and strategy. We realized that what we once thought were obstacles were actually opportunities to help other new and aspiring entrepreneurs. We partnered together to transform the business journey and experience of entrepreneurs looking for an escape from their traditional job. Thus, The Startup Specialists was born.
STARVE YOUR INSECURITIES.
STAY THE COURSE.
Lindsey is the co-founder of The Startup Specialists with a background in psychology and transportation. Lindsey strives to share the spirit of serial entrepreneurship with everyone she meets. She has a passion for helping others get free from their 9-to-5 grind and create the life of their dreams.
Raven is the co-founder of The Startup Specialists. Her professional background is in healthcare operations and transformational coaching through public speaking. Raven’s goal is to empower entrepreneurs to use their gifts, skill sets, and talents to build businesses that allow them to live and lead lives of joy and fulfillment.
We recognize the importance of living over existing. Many people have the desire to start and build a business, yet they lack the resources, training, and mentorship to successfully launch a business. It’s our mission to share our experiences and what we’ve learned about success in the online marketplace with budding business owners.
We don’t like camping.
We both hate pickles.
Oh yeah and we both thought we were going to be doctors freshman year of college…Deep Sigh.
We both love 90s R&B.
We both love tropical vacations.
And of course, we both loved binge-watching Little Fires Everywhere!