Single mom builds $33 million company from her basement

Story excerpt provided by The Business Journals.

Written by James Ritchie.

Many successful entrepreneurs aspire for years to open their own business before they finally get a chance. But for Karen Cooper, president of SmartIT Staffing in Cincinnati, Ohio, she said “it was almost a necessity.”

“It was not something I dreamed of, planned or wanted to do,” Cooper said.

Being the boss, however, gave her what she needed in a career: A way to make a good living while also caring for her two children, including a son who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

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