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Nicole Smartt

Co-owner, Star Staffing

Nicole Smartt leaped into her career just out of high school, working as a receptionist at a local staffing firm. Nicole’s determination, drive, and commitment allowed her the opportunity to move up the corporate ladder and into a position as a leader and owner.


Today, Nicole runs what Inc. magazine called “one of the fastest-growing companies in America.” As a business advice expert, Nicole has been featured on platforms such as Forbes, The Washington Post, AOL Jobs, Fox Business, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. She was appointed to the Young Entrepreneur Council and also recently honored as a Women in Business Leader. Nicole is the youngest person to receive the Forty Under 40 award by the North Bay Business Journal.

from receptionist to boss

From Receptionist to Boss

Real-Life Advice for Getting Ahead at Work

Are you just getting started in your career? Do you need motivation and courage to overcome obstacles in your path? Look no further: this book is your blueprint for getting ahead in your career. Inside you’ll find the practical advice you need to guide you. Having advanced from receptionist to…

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