Rachel Leigh Gross
Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Workplace Skillsets
Brown University


  • Contributor focused on Small Business based articles to empower you to show up as an entrepreneur in any work setting
  • Began writing on similar topics in 2016 for various business and academic publications
  • Community and Events expert who specializes in creating spaces, both in-person and virtual, that foster inspiration, comfort, and creativity 
  • Studied the intersection of narrative, entrepreneurship, and hospitality through her undergraduate career at Brown University and subsequent professional experiences at startups and non-profits


Rachel is a writer for The Balance Small Business, covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship and management to technical skillsets and work-life tips. Rachel has built her writing portfolio through private client work, startup thought leadership, and several business publication features.  

Rachel has thrived in the entrepreneurial landscape for 5+ years, bringing her firsthand experience of what it takes to build a company, grow a team, and balance a personal life. She wrote on many of these topics in her prior role for a growing startup while simultaneously building a freelance clientele of small to medium-sized businesses.  

Rachel became familiar with the publication world when she started as a contributor at Thrive Global several years ago. She also wrote for a short time as a travel guru for Flight Network, focusing on how even entrepreneurs could find time for a life-changing trip. 

Before her full-time work in the startup and non-profit world began, Rachel studied English Literature at Brown University and created an independent study on the intersection of entrepreneurship, narrative, and human connection (i.e. hospitality). 

Rachel has been interviewed on several podcasts, detailing her entrepreneurial journey (The Catalyst Effect), alignment with purpose (Big Conversations), and belief in the power of spaces (Elevation Nation).


  • Brown University, Bachelor's Degree, English Literature
  • Harvard Business School, Financial Accounting Certificate