Biz Buzz

“E” is for Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurs are drivers to discovering tomorrow’s innovation. They are pivotal in keeping both our society and economy thriving. Inspiration can come from a variety of places - whether it’s through personal examination and reflection, observation, or from experienced leaders, there is no denying the power that it has. The following includes a few pointers that any entrepreneur would consider integral to success.

  • Embrace Inexperience. All too often, young entrepreneurs view their age and inexperience as an obstacle. It is placed in the category of items working against their favor, items holding them back. This kind of thinking can be detrimental to personal growth. Inexperience should not only be accepted, but embraced. Inexperience allows for a new “lens” that older, more experienced business leaders no longer have access to. This “lens” allows young entrepreneurs to see things from a different angle, and ultimately, is how innovation is born. 
  • Do Something!  Young entrepreneurs should stay active on their quest. They should get involved in their community or join different organizations. Aiming to surround oneself with passionate people is sure to ignite inspiration. Meeting and speaking with other young entrepreneurs can help lift any internal barriers. Hearing about other entrepreneurs’ stories of success will help rid doubt.  Getting involved in these activities may also lead to meeting a mentor.
  • Mentors, Mentors, Mentors. Very few people actually start a business on their own. Mentors and role models play an invaluable role in the life of an entrepreneur through the sharing of life experiences and advice. Becoming a mentor is a great way to give back as you are potentially changing your mentee’s life. This type of encouragement can come from many different individuals such as a schoolteachers, community leaders, or local business leaders.
  • Love What You Do. It may seem cliché, but, without passion any goal will be difficult to obtain. It is important to maintain optimism and hold on to a bright outlook because, without it, the vision begins to dissipate and work just becomes work. Entrepreneurs should avoid falling into this trap and never lose sight of why they started on the journey in the first place. Being surrounded by a supportive, positive team can also have a considerable impact on remaining positive.

Ultimately, anything is possible.  Anyone can be an entrepreneur; it’s a matter of actively taking steps to ensure that the surrounding environment and resources are being utilized. The road to success is a long one that comes with many lessons learned, however, there is no denying that in the end it’s all worth it.

I would like to thank Jennie Moussa for her help on preparing this article with me. Jennie is a current Marketing Intern at Consultants 2 Go and student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Don’t forget, you can email me at with any questions you might have and I’ll be glad to answer them. You can also follow my business and me on Twitter @peggymchale and @consultants2go.


Peggy is the co-founder of Consultants 2 Go® (C2G), a consulting firm that provides marketing solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Life Sciences and other industries. Consultants 2 Go was just named to the Inc. 500/5000 List as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. Prior to starting C2G, Peggy was a Vice President at American Express. She holds an MBA from St. John’s University and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She recently served as a member of the Advisory Board for The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, New Providence, NJ.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Refugee Assistance Partners of NJ to Host World Refugee Day Event

June 17, 2018

Refugee Assistance Partners (RAP) of New Jersey will be hosting a World Refugee Day program on Wednesday, June 20, 7 pm at Willow Grove Church, 1961 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains.  RAP, a non-profit, volunteer organization of Union County, recognizes and salutes the tenacity and gifts, skills and talents of refugees worldwide.  Spokesperson, Jill Segulin said, “We recognize the ...

Berkeley Heights Street Fair set for Sunday, June 24: Local talent, Free Rides, Touch a Truck & more

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Berkeley Heights Summer Festival and Street Fair will take on a down-home, local flair when the sixth edition kicks off on Sunday, June 24th.

This year’s festival - sponsored by The Connell Corporation, the new Embassy Suites Hotel and Grain and Cane Restaurant, is expected to draw nearly 20,000 people, according to Paul Neuwirth, owner of Taylor ...

Drawings by Mel Holston on Exhibit at Pearl Street Gallery

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to present an exhibit of drawings by Plainfield resident Mel Holston, located in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.

A selection of Mr. Holston’s work titled, “Motherland: Life in Black and White,” will be on display at the gallery until August ...

Watchung Borough Mayor and Council Approve Affordable Housing Settlement

June 9, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ -The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night  to settle its third round affordable housing obligation mandated by the state of New Jersey. Watchung Borough’s immunity from builder's remedy lawsuits  expires on June 30.

 Mayor Stephen Pote was forced to cast the deciding vote after the council deadlocked at 3-3.

Union County Freeholders Support LGBTQ Community with Historical Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

June 4, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. 

This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and many others, brought dignitaries and people from all over New Jersey to the steps of the ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

June 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, June 18, 8:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness


Mon, June 18, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Aroma Flow Vinyasa

Health & Wellness


Mon, June 18, 10:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness


Mon, June 18, 11:00 AM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Hatha Flow Yoga

Health & Wellness


Mon, June 18, 11:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Hath Yoga Flow

Health & Wellness


Mon, June 18, 6:30 PM

Providence Health & Fitness, New Providence

Vinyasa Flow Yoga