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How Queer Entrepreneurs Can Grow their Business

Grow your brand – and yourself – as a queer entrepreneur

Are you an LGBTQ entrepreneur looking to scale? Or a queer business leader driven to build your platform? Here’s our number one tip to join the group of influential queer entrepreneurs.

Queer Entrepreneurs are Authors

Sharing your story in a book may be the best way to position yourself as an authority and attract the opportunities you need to grow as a queer entrepreneur. But how, exactly, does the publishing process work? Who can help you in an authentic way in a unique market?

Listen to Jenn T. Grace of Publish Your Purpose

Meet serial queer entrepreneur Jenn T. Grace

Known as the Professional Lesbian, Jenn T. Grace is a business strategist, keynote speaker and bestselling author specializing in the LGBTQ market. Jenn believes that social change happens first in the workplace, and her consulting work focuses on guiding corporate, small business and nonprofit clients in navigating LGBTQ issues. Committed to helping people share their stories of adversity, Jenn’s most recent venture is Publish Your Purpose, a firm working to discover and publish purpose-driven authors with a story to tell and a brand to build.

Jenn joins us to explain what inspired her to create Publish Your Purpose, discussing the services and support the company offers as well as the kinds of authors she serves. Jenn describes how being a published author can benefit a business owner and shares the story her own queer entrepreneurial journey. Hear Jenn’s insight around leveraging the resources provided by the NGLCC and learn why it’s crucial to have clarity of purpose as an aspiring queer entrepreneur!

Topics covered on being a queer entrepreneur

What inspired Jenn to launch Publish Your Purpose

  • Requests for program on logistics of publishing book
  • Grew into done-for-you service

The purpose behind Publish Your Purpose

  • Greater impact on world by helping others
  • Support thought leaders in marginalized communities

Jenn’s insight around responding to adversity

  • Either use as motivation OR excuse
  • Leverage to be better + do better

Who Jenn serves through Publish Your Purpose

  • Non-fiction and memoir authors
  • Facilitate less judgment, more empathy

How being a published author benefits queer entrepreneurs

  • Opportunities for speaking + consulting
  • Help grow thought leadership platform

The services and support offered through Publish Your Purpose

  • Author’s Academy goes through process step by step
  • Open to publishing completed manuscripts

How Jenn became a queer entrepreneur

  • Part of DNA, learn about different business models
  • Walk away from hostile corporate work environment

The value Jenn gets from being part of the NGLCC

  • Incredible resources to start + grow business
  • ‘71% of business from NGLCC network’

Jenn’s advice for aspiring queer entrepreneurs

  • Clarity of purpose to weather the storms
  • Greater good vs. sell for sake of selling

Connect with Jenn 

Resources to become a queer entrepreneur


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