About the owner, Lisa Smith
For more than 30 years, Lisa Smith has dedicated her professional career to serving others. She began her journey as a registered nurse, a position she held and loved for 25 years. Meeting new people and building relationships was a part of the job she always enjoyed, but after so much time working in healthcare, she decided it was time for a change.
The relationship building skills she learned and polished as a nurse have helped her in her most recent endeavors. Lisa is now a successful entrepreneur who owns two growing small businesses – The Offices at Spenryn and Tradebank of Huntsville. In 2017, she saw a need for small business owners to have an office away from home, an area to work that was free of household distractions. She opened the Offices at Spenryn as a place for entrepreneurs to rent office space, conference and meeting rooms. Virtual office space, or use of the facility’s address and other amenities, quickly grew in popularity to provide business owners with a physical address that is not their home or a Post Office Box.
In 2019, Lisa purchased Tradebank of Huntsville, a national organization that helps businesses barter with each other for products and services, while reducing cash expenses. Being a regional owner of Tradebank has allowed Lisa to create more connections among business owners and help them reach the vendors and clients they need. In January 2021, she was recognized as the Tradebank Rookie of the Year, Top Gun Award (top in sales) for 2020, and The President’s Award. This was the first time a new Tradebank Regional Owner had received this coveted award in their first year with the Tradebank organization.
Before taking over her own businesses, Lisa was a regional director for the international networking organization, BNI and worked in sales for a local non-profit radio station. She is a master at connecting businesses that can mutually-benefit from each other’s services, and constantly strives to help those around her become better business owners and networkers.