The Edge Connection is mastering the use of “entrepreneurship as a way for eradicating cyclical poverty” for individuals, their families and surrounding communities. A nonprofit organization that primarily serves low and middle income women, veterans and minorities, The Edge Connection CEO Terri ElHaddaoui speaks candidly about the benefits and opportunities available to small business owners, as well as, the importance of taking advantage and doing the work necessary to succeed. The interview is a must-listen for anyone interested in starting their own business, or anyone who is relatively new to entrepreneurship. Also useful for corporations that deal in the small business space. Learn more about The Edge Connection at http://www.theedgeconnection.com/
Terri ElHaddaoui’s career spans more than 20 years in the corporate sector. Her various management and leadership positions endowed her with extensive expertise in strategic planning, operations development, coaching and leadership, organizational advancement, and public relations. An accomplished visionary and strategic leader with a strong track record of performance in change management, Terri is passionate about leveraging entrepreneurism as a poverty alleviation strategy to ensure long-term economic wellness.
She is a women’s leadership and small business advocate who has served small business owners as an operations and marketing development consultant, and she continues to volunteer her time as an advisor to entrepreneurs. Terri was recently honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration by being recognized as the 2014 Women in Business Champion of the Year.
Terri holds a BS in Business Management from Southern Polytechnic State University (Summa Cum Laude), an MBA from Kennesaw State University (Beta Gamma Sigma), and is certified in entrepreneurship.