Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kelsey Dearborn, Founder of Dear Kels, located in Cambridge, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I run a business management agency that supports online business owners to run the backside of their business smoother.

Tell us about yourself

When I first started, I was working a corporate job and knew I wanted more freedom in my schedule. I knew I was good with tech, but I really fell in love with it when I started creating websites and automation for business owners. Each day, I am motivated by my love for what I do, knowing that my life is scheduled how I want it, and I work on my own terms.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

As a business owner, my biggest accomplishment to date has been bringing on a team of experts in different fields so that I can serve more online business owners and support them in ways I could not go on my own.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things for me that have come along with being a business owner has been finding a balance between work and setting work boundaries.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Use your free time for yourself and set boundaries when it comes to your work limitations.
  2. Find what you love to do ...and outsource the rest.
  3. Don't be afraid to be flexible and learn to adapt after failures.

Where can people find you and your business?


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