Everyone hears about the so-called ‘overnight success stories’ in business and the world of entrepreneurship, but the reality is often very different. But what is true is that every entrepreneur has a fascinating, personal story to tell, and in the case of author and entrepreneur, Pamela Hilliard Owens, her new book It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success! tells her story of her first ten years as a freelance business owner.
In the middle of 2008, Pamela Hilliard Owens, a determined woman who was a former teacher, a former college professor, and a former sales manager decided to start a business so she would no longer have to work for others. It was also the middle of the Great Recession, but she wasn't thinking about that. She was really just thinking about opening the next month. Relying on her writing and editing skills, and her sales experience, she opened her doors on July 7, 2008. One year passed, and then another and another. As a freelance business owner, she experienced the highs and lows that all business owners go through. But one day, she looked around, and it had been TEN YEARS since she started. Today, she is a success, with three separate but related businesses and a podcast! Success just didn't happen overnight, but it did happen. This book tells the personal journey of just how those ten years culminated in to what today is a business success story.
“It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success" describes my first ten years as an entrepreneur.”
“I got the idea because so many people have asked me about how I started in business in 2008 and stayed in business for ten years.”
About the author
A former college instructor, English teacher, and sales manager, Pam has an extensive background in academic and business writing, editing, copywriting, publishing, social media, blogging, marketing, branding and project management. An award-winning author, sales leader, and CEO of three related companies, Writing It Right For You, Detroit Ink Publishing, and Your Business Your Brand Creatively, Pam’s goal is to help her clients in 13 countries to make the most positive and polished presentation of their ideas.
Why LoA loves it….
There is this myth perpetuated by the media and others that the most successful entrepreneurs found overnight success with their unique ideas, products and businesses. Yet the true stories behind these entrepreneurs and their business building journeys is often anything but the ‘overnight success’ that makes the headlines. In her new book, It Takes Ten Years to Become an Overnight Success!, Pamela Hilliard Owens gives an honest account of what it really takes to build a successful business, and the time it takes to get the top. This is a great read for all those entrepreneurs out there who are wondering if success will ever appear on the horizon for them, and gives hope and a practical roadmap for getting there. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa