MEET EGBI’S VOLUNTEER – AMY COBB

By Olivia Yang

Amy Carrillo Cobb started her business in Spring 2020. Amy holds a bachelor’s in finance and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She started her own business Amy Cobb Consulting to help Business Owners demystify their finances. Amy has a history of non-profit experience beginning in 2007 with her participation in the Hispanic Austin Leadership program. She became a Board Member of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-Austin Chapter in 2008. She was a board member for the Latino Leaders of America and co-chaired their annual 5k fundraiser Walk-Run-Lead in 2014 & 2015. She now serves as the Board Treasurer for Ladders for Leaders.

Amy is a wife and mother of a 6-year-old daughter. She has lived in Austin since 2004. She is dedicated to using her skills and experience to help others and unify the community.

Amy shares her experience as an EGBI volunteer, supporter, and blog writer below.

To get started, would you mind telling us a fun fact about yourself?

My fun fact is I’ve completed the Austin Marathon & Half-Marathon. Owning a business is a marathon not a sprint- I am a runner and business owner.

Why do you volunteer for EGBI?

This is my first-year volunteering for EGBl. I believe in the mission and am happy to assist as an Austin Business Owner.

Why do you think it’s important to volunteer?

I created Amy Cobb Consulting on the foundation to enhance social equity. Volunteering was instilled in me at a very young age by my family. We are strong community advocates, and I will continue that legacy through my volunteerism and business.

“I chose to become an EGBI volunteer because I believed in the mission. It is my social responsibility as a community member to help others succeed.”Amy Carrillo Cobb

Why do you write blogs for small businesses owners?

As a Latina and first-gen Entrepreneur, I run into my own set of limits that I subconsciously put on myself. [Based on] my experience speaking, working and strategizing with my clients, others do the same thing. I want to engage business owners through a platform (blogging) that is easily digestible. My blogs allow others to see how I engage with my clients. I am the resource for minority business owners.

What advice do you have for someone thinking of volunteering with EGBI?

Volunteering helps me engage in the community and hone my business skills. It is a way to participate and build your skills.

Amy Cobb shares her knowledge through blog posts for EGBI. Read her recent post on Money Sabotages & Trauma to learn more.

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