Nicole Smartt is shareholder and vice president at Star Staffing. She is an award winning business owner with recent accolades of Forty Under 40, Women in Business, and Inc 5000 Fastest-Growing companies. She has been featured in such publications as Forbes, The Washington Post, AOL Jobs, Fox Business, and Wall Street Journal. She is dedicated to providing practical business and career advice through her blog at www.nicolesmartt.com. She is currently in the process of writing a book on her journey from receptionist to business owner in less than 7 years.