Women In Business: Meet HR, entrepreneur guru, Deidra Smith
After years of trying to break the glass ceiling, in 2009, Deidra Smith started her first company, HR Office Solutions Inc and it became a successful business.
Deidra was born and raised in Philadelphia, USA, and as a child, she always has the dream to help the disadvantaged. Her goal was to become either a social worker or a comedian, but life had other plans in stock for her.
Her life took a couple of turns before she was able to get on track. As a single parent of six, Deidra knew providing for her family was important. She wanted a job that will allow her to spend as much time as possible with her her children, she then started working from home doing project works for the Bronner Brothers, DR. Miracle & Att and also doing sales for a number of newspapers.
Doing these jobs from home made her realize how much she liked her freedom from the office and how much she didn’t want to have another manager over her, so it became imperative for her to start her own company.
One of Deidra’s passions is helping people and working with the Social Security Administration(SSA) which gave her the ability to learn more in the field; she became a non-attorney representative and started assisting those who got denied for SSA and a chance to appeal.
Aside wanting to help socially, as an entrepreneur, Deidra felt it was her duty to help anyone who wanted to start a business. Most times people would come to her; she would walk them through the steps to have a successful business and at no cost
Soon after starting her first business, she moved to Delaware where she discovered another good prospect for a company and she started a legal process serving business that became very successful servicing clients from US and beyond.
Deidra has helped many entrepreneurs who needed help with their business and she continues to do that up to this day. Currently, she is working on launching e-Merchonline, an e-marketplace, which will be a meeting point for buyers and sellers.
Deidra’s hustle is mainly attributed to her mother who was also a successful entrepreneur and also catered for her children despite the fact that her father was working as well. That instilled in Deidra the importance of the role of a parent and what she needed to provide her own children.
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