Small business consultant Nicole "Nic" Cober, Esq. knows the sobering statistic: Nearly 80% of ALL small businesses fail. She knows it because she's lived it. This is her story. She built her first business, Soul...Day Spa and Salon, to be a community staple in the DC metro area, with a flawless local reputation and national media acclaim. She felt like she had it all: a successful business, a beautiful family, a dream house...and a Benz to boot! But, after nearly ten years, her personal and professional lives collided and crumbled. She was forced to close her businesses, file bankruptcy, confront both divorce(s) and eviction notices, all while raising her two sons.