A Pay It Forward Alumna Shares Her Experience and Wisdom

Learn about navigating entrepreneurship, and how one entrepreneur benefited from the PIF program.

Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell, a Pay It Forward alumna, is the Creator/Chief Curator of The Iconoclast Dinner Experience (IDE), a series of signature events hosted throughout the United States that celebrates diversity and culture through the lens of food. Dr. Lezli is also a wife, a mother of five daughters, and a board-certified pediatric dentist.

We sat down with Dr. Lezli to discuss what she learned starting her own business; tips on achieving work-life balance; her experiences as a PIF recipient; and the importance of networking with other small business owners. Watch these interview excerpts for lessons to apply to your business:

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What to consider before starting a business—and the importance of your fellow entrepreneurs.

Work-life balance as a small business owner.

Dr. Lezli’s experiences as a PIF recipient and working with Spectrum Reach.

The PIF community and networking with other small business owners.