Angeline Lawrence, Founder and Editor at Large
As a freelance writer, Ms. Lawrence has written numerous published pieces on entrepreneurs, community and religious leaders. Her passion is to tell the journey of entrepreneurs that have triumphed and succeeded in spite of insurmountable obstacles.
She is formally trained as an urban planner with a concentration in economic development and has worked in the both the private and public sectors for over 17 years. Ms. Lawrence’s desire is to provide insight and expertise to budding entrepreneurs by profiling successful entrepreneurs and captains of industry.
Her intent is to merge her experience in urban planning with a passion for writing and entrepreneurship to help spur the creation of innovative and successful companies on the global stage. Ms. Lawrence has always had a passion to help others reach their full potential. She has dedicated her time to advise both medium and small businesses on strategic planning, marketing and business development. She also helped to identify new markets and streams of revenue.
During her tenure in the public sector, Ms. Lawrence developed a micro loan program on behalf of the Detroit City Council that would provide capital for existing and start-up companies in Detroit, MI. She also coordinated the City Council’s first Micro-lending Fair in the same year that taught entrepreneur how to become bankable and obtain small business loans.
Ms. Lawrence has worked with non-profit and for-profit organizations to help build capacity, provide technical assistance and recommend strategies for business development, process management and system operations. She continues to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses with governmental affairs, conflict resolution and public relations. She has also identified and procured corporate sponsors and funding sources for entrepreneurs.
Ms. Lawrence attained her B.A. in Economics and a Masters of Urban Planning with a concentration in Economic Development from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1995 respectively.