Hi, I’m Susan, someone who never thought about being an entrepreneur until life gave me an unexpected gift.
My husband and I were blessed late in life with our son Sam (he prefers Samuel) in April 2009. After a wonderful three months off on maternity leave, I reluctantly returned to my job as an IT Project Manager at a Fortune 500 company. It was just not the same.
I didn’t want to be there anymore. I wanted to be at home, not stuck in a cube farm. I had grown tired of:
- the commute
- the glass ceiling
- the politics
- limited time with my family
- working for someone else
- the lack of freedom
- and the limited income
One day I woke up and thought enough! I need to find something that I can do from home. That is when I started thinking to myself, why don’t I just start my own business.
Now realize, I had no idea how to be an entrepreneur. I had never even considered it. I had been part of Corporate America for over 20 years and I only knew how to be an employee.
So, I took to the internet to find a business that would fit my skill set and stumbled upon the Virtual Assistant Industry. Aha, the light bulb went out when I realized I had found what I was looking for! I began by reading everything I could find about The VA Industry, being an entrepreneur, marketing, running a business and more. (Good thing I love to read and learn!) My head was swimming.
Armed with this new information, I launched my VA business in August 2009, while still working full time with an infant at home. It was a lot of work and within 14 months I had enough clients and income to quit my job. (It would have been much quicker if I had a system or some sort of training).
There were a lot of hiccups along the way. There were months when I struggled and I was burned out. I did not have a mentor to show me what to do or how to do it. I learned as I went and made plenty of mistakes. Failure was not an option for me!
Within two years my business had grown to six figures and I had a small team to help support my clients. I had great clients and a great team! And… I had my FREEDOM!
Then, I started feeling restless. I noticed more and more VAs were seeking me out and asking my advice on how to get clients, how to get started or how did I learn all the techie stuff clients wanted. I have always loved helping and teaching others so, it was a perfect fit. I wanted to share what I had learned from building my own business. I had found my true calling and The Techie Mentor™ was born!
Now, I mentor and train Virtual Assistants on how to build a successful business along with the techie skills they need to earn more money and build the life of their dreams.
If you need to fill in the gaps of how to start your business, or get clients, or how to market your services then I can help you.
My training is based on the proven systems that I used to build two successful six figure businesses. I’m living proof that it works and I have trained hundreds of others using these same systems.
Are you ready for a change? If so, I’m can help you gain your freedom in every sense of the word. Click here to get started today!
Oh and here is the usual bio information…
Susan Mershon, The Techie Mentor™, mentors virtual assistants in building the business and life of their dreams. Through her technology training and business mentoring programs she shares the roadmap she used to build her six-figure VA business after leaving a 20+ year corporate career. She knows what it is like to struggle to go from employee to entrepreneur and has built The Techie Mentor™ to help make the transition easier. To date she has taught over 3,000 Virtual Assistants & Business Owners how to find the freedom and flexibility they are looking.
Susan spent over 20 years working in IT for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Her areas of expertise include Software Training, Courseware Development, Project Management, Systems and Process Improvement. She has been a certified Project Manager (PMP) by the Project Management Institute for over 10 years, which has rigorous standards to maintain. And yes, she is a computer geek!