ALBANY – At first glance, one could say that Ashleigh Lindsay suffered from poor timing when it came to the economy and her business aspirations.
She graduated from college in 2008 at the onset of the Great Recession. And she launched her digital marketing company, Digitally Grounded, in August 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But she looked on the bright side. She had recently given birth to her second child in March of this year and her maternity leave gave her time to evaluate and reflect on her long-term goals. And it made it easier for her to start her own business. “I had a lot of time to think,” she says.