Interested in starting your entrepreneurial journey in personal development, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Mauricio Velasquez, president and founder of Diversity Training Group, from Herndon, VA, USA.

Tell us all about your business...

Diversity and Inclusion Training, Consulting, Strategy - includes Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Executive Coaching, Expert Witness.

What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?

Firstborn of immigrant parents and witnessed things growing up - hate is a growth industry, current events, never been busier - just celebrated 25 years of being in business last June 1.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Purchasing and owning my office - I am the landlord and tenant, and DTG allowed me to do this.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a solopreneur?

Not working too much, or working all of the time.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?

Don't name the business for yourself; find what you love and find people to pay you to do what you love; stay humble.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Started my firm on a houseboat in the Inner Harbor - keep overhead low, then moved on top of a dry cleaner in Baltimore before purchasing my present office, paid off, own it outright.

Where can people find you?


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

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