When Terri Urbash left her job as a court reporter to start a family, she never expected to become a full-time entrepreneur. However, that is exactly what happened, reports CNN Money.

“Instead of having more children, I kept getting more clients,” Urbash says, explaining how she stumbled into being the founder of the no. 16 company on this year’s Inner City 100 list of the fastest growing inner city businesses in the U.S.

Between 2002 and 2005, as Urbash’s client list continued to expand, she handed off assignments to other freelance court reporters in Pittsburgh. Then, a large insurance company was looking to hire a deposition service. Urbash assumed it would go to a national competitor, but she applied for the contract anyway, and she got it. Network Deposition Services has soared since landing the client, expanding throughout Pennsylvania and now moving across the country.

“Literally overnight, I realized I was going to have more depositions than I could handle,” Urbash says. “I knew I was going to have to get serious about it, and we’ve been growing since then.”

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Originally posted by Angela Shupe on November 17, 2013 in Ideas.

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