Piloting your Life Episode 9 -Becoming an Entrepreneur

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Terri Mead talks about how she became in an entrepreneur when she started her consulting company in 2005 but only recently acknowledged actually being an entrepreneur.  

Who is Terri Mead? 

Terri Hanson Mead is President of Solutions2Projects, LLC, a consulting company that provides IT strategy and IT compliance services in the life sciences space in addition to expert witness consulting services.  She is also an active angel investor and former Vice President of Sand Hill Angels, regularly advises startups and in her spare time, flies helicopters.  She is passionate about supporting, and advocating for, female founders and investors and has created Class Bravo Ventures to more formally do so.  

Show Highlights 

  • Why Terri chose to start a company and not just hang a shingle until she found another job 

  • What Terri did to start the business in terms of creating an LLC, a business plan, a marketing plan, and a professional website and set up the administrative functions 

  • How Terri’s prior experience starting at the age of 9 led to the creating and running of her own business 

  • Terri talks about how not everything went according to plan  

  • Terri enjoys the diversity of the work that she does and the wearing of many hats but can often feel like an outsider 

  • Terri finally admits she is an entrepreneur after looking up the definition of the word 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

If opportunity knocks on your door a second time, make sure to open that door! 


You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead 

Feel free to email her at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

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