Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Yasmeen Hassan, Co-Founder of HCue, located in Austin, TX, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

HCue is a communications consulting firm coaching professionals to be more effective communicators in highly visible and crucial moments. We help clients acquire and improve the skills needed for speeches, presentations, social media, podcasts, and pitches.

Tell us about yourself

My business partner and I have worked in television news our entire careers. Together, we have more than 40 years of experience as on-air television journalists working in Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Sacramento. We formed HCue because we want to share the skills we developed on how to convey a lot of information in a concise, authentic, and relatable way.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I think starting the business is my biggest accomplishment. Leaving my comfort zone and a career I dedicated my life to was terrifying and rewarding all at the same time.

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

It's similar to the stock market. There are ups and downs, and both can be overwhelming. Knowing you have to ride it out and stay positive is easier said than done some days.

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

  1. Talk to every person you can. You never know where a conversation or meeting will go; most people want to help.
  2. What you set out to do might not be what you end up doing. Be ready to adapt and change to make your business work for you and your clients.
  3. You're never going to feel ready to start. Start anyway.

Where can people find you and your business?


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