Making a Successful Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur Featuring Mari Anne Snow

Mari Anne Snow is the CEO and founder of Sophaya, a virtual company that designs, builds and delivers custom soft skill training for organizations with remote teams and dispersed workers.

We discuss:

  • What it’s like to jump out of corporate life and into entrepreneurship
  • The impact of those around us when we are in a narrow place
  • How to unearth where the best opportunities are
  • Pivoting your business as conditions around you change
  • How to build an effective team in a dispersed workforce
  • The benefits of humility
  • How to learn when you are faced with new challenges

A former corporate executive who jumped ship in 2009, Mari Anne successfully transformed a recession severance package into an entrepreneurial opportunity. As head of a fast-growing woman-owned business, Mari Anne has learned the art of managing her minutes and the importance of work-life integration for maximum ROI.

Learn more about Mari Anne at, Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.

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About the author, David

Host of Smashing the Plateau and the Co-Founder of the BestNetwork, which guides expertise-driven solopreneur business owners to build stable and consistent recurring revenue.