Welcome to Backbone America! I’m your host, Renee Townsend. Many of you have heard the phrase, “Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” When I became an advisor at a business development center, I found myself living that life.
In response to my day job as a business advisor, I started this website to further my reach and help entrepreneurs throughout the United States. I love helping entrepreneurs start their dreams. In a way, I live vicariously through their success.
After I received notice my company was closing doors, I struggled with the idea of working for another company and the possibility of not finding an opportunity to be involved with entrepreneurship. That’s when I decided to continue doing what I was doing at the business development center but as my own boss.
A little about my credentials. I have a BS in Business with an emphasis in Information Systems, an MS in Psychology, and I’m a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Academy (ICA), which is a program recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Consultant: I specialize in helping entrepreneurs get the funding they need to start their businesses. Whether you’re looking for grants or loans, I help you take the guesswork out of finding and approaching investors. I help you prepare all the information you need to successfully receive a “Yes!” from organizations that hold the money to get your business off the ground.
Coach: I help entrepreneurs fine-tune their vision for their business and their life. Running a successful business is all about focus and clarity. Once you have those two aspects down, doors open and beckon you to walk through. If you’re shying away from those windows of opportunities, I help you build the confidence and determination to boldly take the steps to reach your goals.