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Kathryn Freeland

Kathryn B. Freeland is founder and former chief executive officer of RGII Technologies, Inc., an information technology, systems integration and engineering solutions company that served nine presidential cabinet agencies of the federal government. During her tenure as CEO, RGII more than tripled in size, with revenue growing 4,800% over an 11-year period. Freeland successfully built and sold RGII to Computer Horizons Corp. in 2003 and retired from the venture in 2006.

Freeland serves as the founder and chief executive officer of the business consulting firm Freeland & Associates, LLC. She has also served on the boards of several local, regional, and national organizations, including the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, Black Women in Sisterhood for Action (BISA), the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC), and the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

Named Black Enterprise Magazine Emerging Company of the Year, a Top Technology Entrepreneur by Black Engineers of America, a Maryland Top 100 Woman, and a TechnoRising Star, among many other honors, Freeland is a frequent speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship at leading U.S. colleges and universities.

Navigating Your Way to Business Success, An Entrepreneur’s Journey, tells of the road taken by one entrepreneur who dared to succeed against all odds. It is the story of a woman who started a company after receiving the disappointing news that she would not be promoted to the management position she had worked toward for several years. Instead of receiving the promotion, she was asked to train her new boss, which became the motivation needed to look beyond the current circumstance and envision what could be.

Kathryn Freeland walks the reader through the steps she took to turn disappointment into empowerment through business ownership. From the initial decision to become her own boss, the careful planning taken to achieve the vision, to funding the venture and tapping into government programs, she gives the reader a glimpse of what being an entrepreneur entails. She goes further to explain how the success of a business depends heavily on finding and recruiting the right employees, determining your competitive advantage in the marketplace and then how to grow the company through marketing and business development.

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