Alyssa Gregory is a small business collaborator and founder of the Small Business Bonfire. For the past 13 years, she has consulted small business owners, written about small business topics, brought entrepreneurs together, and worked with groups to start, manage and grow small businesses.
Alyssa was honored to be named one of 100 Small Business Influencers in 2011. She is often recognized for the actionable small business advice she shares on the Small Business Bonfire community, as the Small Business Guide on About.com, as a contributing expert for FedEx Office, and through her many media appearances, including Fox Business, Martha Stewart Radio, MSNBC, Inc.com, Newsday, and many others.
Alyssa has launched several businesses, the most successful being avertua, a team-based virtual assistant firm started in 2003 that has become known as the premier provider of small business support services.
In 2011, Alyssa founded the Small Business Bonfire, a free social, educational & collaborative community for entrepreneurs.
Alyssa has also authored thousands of articles providing small business help and advice. Her hands-on approach has helped thousands of entrepreneurs follow their dreams.
Alyssa doesn't mess around when it comes to business. Pulling from her "in-the-trenches" experience, Alyssa helps entrepreneurs kickstart their businesses by setting goals, tackling the often overwhelming business planning process, exploring creative alternatives to acquiring start-up funds, and embracing the fear of the unknown. Her no-nonsense yet gentle approach has earned her a reputation as a motivational collaborator who truly cares about the entrepreneurs she works with.