The Beauty of an Ugly Start w/ Ella Rucker (@ellalaverne), CEO of CNVO

Ella Rucker is an entrepreneur’s best resource for information, networks, and mentorship.

Currently Ella is the Producer and co-owner of #MentorMonday and co-founder of Weekend Startup School. Both are aimed at mentoring minority entrepreneurs in the first five years of business. They are resources for building entrepreneurial blueprints through mentoring, masterminding and coaching for startup businesses to grow successfully.

Talk about changing the world. Weekend Startup School and #MentorMonday have generated over $100K in revenue for entrepreneurs!

Ella has recently written The Beauty Of An Ugly Start: 12 Simple Reasons To Take Your Idea To Market TODAY.  Also to this author’s credit is a best-selling eguide for BeBlogalicious entitled Tick Tock Goes The Blog Clock: The What, Why and How Of Creating 365 Days Of Content TODAY. With the BLM Girls she has a chapter in From Blank Space To Blogging Brilliance: A Step By Step Guide To Start And Grow A Successful Blog. She is also a contributor to two books by Marion Lichiello, Anyone Can! Live A Happier Life and What’s Your Vision: A Guide For Designing The Life Of Your Dreams With Vision Boards. 

A speaker since she rocked her the mic on her high school radio station, Ella has spoken at #BloggerWeek, at Disney World during the Niche Parent Conference and at Blogalicious both as a content creation and authenticity in branding expert. Ella was also offered the opportunity to speak at Social Media Week Lagos on the topic of “From Handout To Standout: How To Rock Social Media For The Cash, Connections, And Career You Want.”

You can find Ella’s writing on Black Enterprise online, Huffington Post, Mommynoire, The Frugal Feminista, and other spaces on the topics of entrepreneurship and blogging; and there’s even an article or two on the web by Ella about dating, divorce and other relationships.

After attending Wright State University in her hometown of Dayton, Ohio, Ella moved to New York City to pursue her passion for writing. She currently lives there with her 5-year-old daughter and entrepreneurial apprentice, Joelle.

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