SDH 299: From Side Hustle to Full Time Entrepreneur with Dana Dowdell
Are you planning to start a side hustle? How about running your side hustle into full-time? You may be considering moving out of corporate America and starting your own business or probably you are at the beginning of your transition, regardless of where you are in your journey, our guest's entrepreneurial story will give you the inspiration to take the leap and turn your side hustle into full time.
Dana Dowdell is owner and HR fanatic of Boss Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that offers human resource services to small businesses. Her business was started with an obsession for everything HR and a crazy desire to help others.
Dana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations both from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, she has obtained an SHRM-CP designation and brings over seven years of HR experience in the hospitality and non-profit sectors to her work.
In this episode, you will...
Hear how Dana transition out of corporate America
Discover the challenges she encountered when she was starting out
Learn more about HR and consulting for small business
Get tips on hiring your first employee
Things to be aware of when hiring contractors
"The recruiting and the hiring process speaks volumes to how you run your business. When you take the time to find the right people for your business, that sends a message that the whole process is important to the candidate."
"Be kind because everyone is fighting a battle that you may know nothing about."
"How you talk about your business really makes a difference."