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Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business

Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business

Update: 2022-02-211
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Thinking about starting a small business? Or looking to expand a business you’ve already launched? Entrepreneurs Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson were blindsided by the cash-flow problems and other systemic issues they ran into when trying to scale a new but popular product. They don’t want you to be.


Stacey and Lara share hard-won lessons from starting and running three companies together: first a consultancy, then a manufacturer, and finally a fintech. They reflect on what made their long-term partnership work well and how they manage self-doubt and guilt. They also share tips for networking, hiring and retaining employees, learning the ins and outs of finance, and developing an exit strategy.


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Stacey Abrams is an entrepreneur, politician, and author. She co-wrote Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back.


Lara Hodgson is the co-founder, president, and CEO of Now, as well as the co-author of Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back.


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Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business

Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson on Starting and Scaling a Small Business