I'm Melanese Marr-Thomas, an entrepreneur, passionate cook, consistent encourager, and starry-eyed dreamer. I'm the co-founder, co-owner and head chef of Sol Familia Mobile Kitchen, a Temple Hills, MD food truck and catering business started with my husband, Charles.
And, it almost did not happen. I almost let self-doubt and fear stop me from starting my own business. I almost let my negative self-talk win by give up on my hopes and dreams. Can I do this? Will anyone buy my food? These were constant questions I asked myself. However, I realized my worth, my God-given purpose and gift. I found my voice and realized I had to launch. I had to launch not just for me but for my family, my community and my legacy.
I realized failing does not make you a failure. Giving up does.
I pray my words help you dream big and dream often. I hope my chapter inspires you and helps you make your business vision a reality.
Did you know? According to an Entrepreneur.com survey, 57% of Americans have had at least one idea for a business solution or product. Yet only two-fifth take the leap and executed it.
This book is a compelling compilation of 47 dynamic businesswomen’s unique stories and top strategies for facing the fear of starting their own businesses and how they DID IT ANYWAY.
Do not be afraid to be courageous!!!
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