Getting Ahead: Sylvia Allen Says the Right Time to Start a Business is Now!
Sylvia Allen has not been afraid to try new things in her career

There is never a “right” time to start a business. So if you are thinking of doing it, just do it. That’s how I got started.

I started Allen Consulting Jan. 1, 1980, and have ridden the most wonderful roller coaster for the last 33 years. Much of what I have done has been intuitive and the company has been reinvented five times.

I started out doing straight public relations and technical documentation. I previously had worked for AT&T, so I knew how to write manuals, which made it easy to start the business. As the business grew, so did the number of employees and so did the focus as we began to do advertising and marketing campaigns. Read Complete Article