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Small Business of the Day: 1 to 1 Discovery
Who: Juli Monroe, 44, @1to1discovery
What: A networking, marketing and social media coach
How: Monroe found herself unexpectedly laid off in 1998 and had access to outplacement services as a part of her severance package. Through networking, she landed a career in sales soon after.
"I decided I liked networking better than I liked selling windows," she said. "It seemed logical for me [to start a business] because I started from nothing and networked by way into my own company."
She began as a networking coach and three years ago expanded into the social media world. Today, Monroe also manages social media accounts for clients and recently published the book The Enthusiastic Networker.
Where: Springfield, Va.
In her own words: "It's getting people out of their comfort zone. With networking and social media, people have a fear they will do something wrong. I spend a lot of time debunking fears and myths."
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