Welcome To The Rising Tide – Nicole!

We sat down with our newest employee Nicole and asked her a few questions so that everyone can see her passion and willingness to help.  Thank you for joining the team Nicole!

(Q) What do you want people to know about you?

I am an idea generator and relationship builder. I provide the greatest impact when working to educate and empower small business owners. I enjoy assisting entrepreneurs with expanding their initial thoughts into business plans while fostering relationships to connect them with the necessary resources to consistently build local communities.

(Q) What is your background in business development?

I have an extensive background in program implementation and growth. I have owned or been involved in various business ownerships for many years. I currently operate an ecommerce business.

(Q) What does supporting small businesses mean to you?

Small business to me means investing in your community to create future success and stability by creating accessible resources.

(Q) What is your best advice for someone who wants to start a business?

First and foremost, have the support of the people around you. Entrepreneurship is a journey and those closest to you should be willing to support your decision. Second, find a business networking group that meets on a regular basis. This is a great place to pitch ideas and receive constructive feedback from fellow entrepreneurs. Lastly, have a plan and be a forward thinker but be willing and resilient to handle challenges and changes as they come.