YTE 021: Why you need to be clear about your values & your messaging with Aditi Singh

October 5, 2017

In this episode we talked about: 

  • Taking blogging seriously and pitching to publications
  • Being upfront about what you want and what your mission is
  • Process the feelings you go through so you can move forward
  • Learning to ask for help 

 

Sponsor: 

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes: 

 

"Please accept the negativity – it's ok"

"Without patience nothing is possible"

"You have to realize I had a lot of rejections before"

"If you want to understand adults, pay attention to what kids are doing"

 

Connect with Aditi at  www.raisingworldchildren.com

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name: Raising World Children

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: Founder/Chief Editor

Tell me a little bit about yourself: I am an Indian by birth, raised in Kuwait and now building my own family in Virginia, USA. I have blogged since 2008 but it's last year that I got into it seriously and now am a contributor to Huffington Post, Thrive Global etc. My experiences as a child and parent-led me to create RWC. At RWC we will provide parents with tools to empower their children to become positive, gracious Global thought leaders.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: Getting finances/sponsorship to help with marketing.
Managing time building this venture while staying at home with children.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.: Be positive in all your undertakings. It's a hard world and when you step into it, be strong and authentic in conviction.

In writing and parenting, be clear in thought. And do share what you have learned with others.

Please tell others about RWC. It is a community effort and we are constantly on the lookout for voices to share their story to enlighten others.

Favorite drink: Fanta

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): At a coffee shop overlooking the sea. (I love water bodies) haha !

Favorite quote: No one can make a brand new beginning but you can start from now and make a brand new ending.

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YTE 020: Make your business your own with military mompreneurer Kristin Arilus

September 28, 2017

In this episode we talked about: 

  • Being a mom of two young kids under 18 months while starting a business
  • Working hard to build a business and discovering a year and a half into it it was all wrong

  • Trying to do everything on your own and not having people to turn to

  • Realizing a pivot in the business needed to happen before things got worse

  • The importance of not following too many people and what kind of impact that has

 

Sponsor: 

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes: 

"I built my business wrong"

"I felt like I built it the wrong way because I listened"

"I was trying to figure it out on my own"

"I found my virtual circle"

"I think people undervalue Facebook groups"

 

Connect with Kristin at www.monetizedmama.com

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Which social media platform are you MOST active on? Facebook and IG

Who are you/what role do you play in your business? Founder of Monetized Mama where military moms become empowered entrepreneurs.

Tell me a little bit about yourself: I am a 23, married, and mother of two little ones. I started my journey of being an entrepreneur a year and a half ago and I built my business wrong. Now I am starting over and helping other moms start up their businesses.

Why did you start your business? I started Monetized Mama to help other military moms find the rhythm between building a business, raising their kids, and being an active partner to their spouses. I want to help other military moms by providing a community of women in similar if not the same situation they are in.

What's the best career advice you have ever received? Bonus points if you can name who gave it to you Nicole Walters- Building a business on credit is sabotaging it before you get started. 

What is your proudest career accomplishment and why? Building a business based on my values because I am the one that has to live with it.

What has been the hardest career moment and how did you overcome it? Being given a reality check by my mentor that I didn't have my priorities right

Why do you want to be on the show? To share a part of the entrepreneurial journey that is not really talked about.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.
A new friendship Creative inspiration Feeling that it was a meeting worth your time

Favorite quote: "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely" - Auguste Rodin

What's one thing you must have every month? A sermon that spoke to my soul and current situation

What's the most memorable gift you've received? Forgiveness

What do you do for fun outside of work? Window shop and dream building

Do you have a podcast I could/should be a guest on? Please provide link below No but thinking of starting one about my journey

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YTE 019: Jumping into entrepreneurship with Nicole Walters

September 21, 2017

In this episode we talked about: 

 

- The mindset game

- Building a community

- Public speaking secret exposed

- The life savers method and how that has been a game changer

- Influencers and how you can stand out

- Microwave success

 

Sponsor: 

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes: 

- "Everybody indulges what they love"
- "I found myself wishing I could be there more"
- "You're never too fancy to be a disaster"
- "It's important to be a professional no matter what"

 

Connect with Nicole at www.NicoleWalters.tv

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Which social media platform are you MOST active on? Periscope

Do you have any amazing Facebook groups you would like to recommend? Yacht Club Elite!

Who are you/what role do you play in your business? CEO/Founder

Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you started your business?

By age 28, Nicole Walters was a highly-paid executive at a Fortune 500 company, managing multi-billion dollar accounts. But something wasn’t right. “My job was feeding my family, but not my soul,” she says.

So in YRTK, Nicole quit her corporate job to focus and open her own private business and product development consulting firm, The Monetized Life. As her audience ramped up, so did her revenue—she made $11,000 in the first three weeks of working with small business clients full time.

Now, when she’s not hanging out with her husband and their three foster kids, she shares her secrets to earning “passive income” with other entrepreneurs through her wildly popular online course, 1K1Day. “I teach people how to add commas to their bank accounts,” says Nicole. “They learn that they don’t have to trade time for money.”

What's the best career advice you have ever received? Bonus points if you can name who gave it to you. "Quit. You'll be fine." -Chalene Johnson

What is your proudest career accomplishment and why? Over 5,000 lives impacted directly by my coursework and consulting.

What has been the hardest career moment and how did you overcome it? Dropping close to 5 figures and flying across the country to film a premier course- and choking. Miserably.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.

1. Do the dang work. 2. Don't automate relationships 3. Disrupt don't duplicate

Favorite quote: "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10

What's the most memorable gift you've received? A leather-bound journal from a member of my community at a particular crossroads in my business reminding me of the impact.

What do you do for fun outside of work? Hang with my kids

Do you have a podcast I could/should be a guest on? Hahaha! Coming soon!

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YTE 018: Gaining clarity with creative brand strategist Famira Green

September 14, 2017

In this episode we talked about: 
- Spending too much time on social media and how to make it count
- Coming up with a title for yourself
- The BSQ Method
- Changing and just trying things
- The true essence of what an entrepreneur is

 

Sponsor: 

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes: 
- "The creative outlet for me – Instagram"
- "Because I'm a creative at heart, I understand other creatives"
- "Don't compare my stage 10 with your just starting out"
- "You grow and evolve"
- "You have to give people time to get to know who you are"

 

Connect with Famira at www.famiragreen.com

 

*Update: I transitioned from Freedcamp and Slack to just using Trello. If you would like to learn more about Trello check out "Trello boards: The only way to stay organized."

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name:: FAMIRA Media Group

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: CEO

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: I'm a Creative Brand Strategist. I help women Mission-Driven and Social Entrepreneurs and Creatives use the power of storytelling and visual branding to create a brand that allows them to create influence, impact, and income while being inspiring.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: 1. Truly understanding my purpose and then how to translate that into my business.

1. Truly understanding my purpose and then how to translate that into my business.
2. How to harness all these 1000s of ideas that I get only a daily basis.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting:

1. Never be afraid to tell your story, tell it often, and tell it how you want to.
2. There is NO BOX so #BeDifferent #BrandDifferent
3. Systems build a Business; Stories build a Brand

Favorite drink: Sprite

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Nectar Island

Favorite quote:: The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. - Helen Keller

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YTE 017: Don’t let the NON in non-profit fool you with Tracy Allen

September 7, 2017

What we talked about:

  • Nonprofit work
  • Helping people
  • What most nonprofits are missing
  • Challenges in setting up and running a nonprofit
  • Investing in your people with personal development
  • The non-profit ER – This model is brilliant for any business owner!
  • Social media and the shift
  • Staying in your lane
    Finances in general and keeping up with the Joneses

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

Quotes:

  • "To become an expert in a certain area it takes time"
  • "A nonprofit is a business"
  • "The cheapest way is not always the best way"
  • "You must have professional development"
  • "Social media is a distraction"

 

Connect with Tracy at Tracyvallen.com

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name:: TVA Consulting

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: Nonprofit Organizations

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: Tracy V. Allen has over fifteen years of non-profit experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English and a minor in Psychology from Excelsior College. She also has 33 credits on the Master’s degree level in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has fifteen years’ experience as an English Language Educator working at all levels including adult education, but most of her work was with middle school students.

Tracy has a passion for helping others in mission-driven work. She brings her strong communication skills, strategic thinking, writing skills, and an in-depth knowledge of nonprofit organizations and grant writing and leverages them to help nonprofit organizations build and grow sustainable infrastructures to help individuals, communities, and the world.

Tracy has worked with nonprofit organizations of all kinds, from emerging, established, social services, ministries, education, and health. She has provided high-quality consulting, capital campaign management, grant writing, program development, human resources, event fundraising, product development, annual giving, major giving, corporate and foundation relations.

She believes that she can help organizations put the pieces together to make sense so that they can change the world one individual and community at a time.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: Consistency of mindset and getting people to realize that because they're a nonprofit organization does not mean that they have to run their organization in the red

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.: 1. I think that non-profit is pivotal to the success of a community.

2. I absolutely love it writing and education.

3. We determine the life we live based on Earth mindset and the effort we put into our daily ventures

Favorite drink: Fruit Punch non-alcoholic) Amaretto Sour ( alcoholic)

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): On the beach in the Virgin Islands

Favorite quote:: Life is a daily learning process.

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YTE 016: Marketing strategies and utilizing the power of live broadcasting with Aditi Ramchandani

August 31, 2017

In this episode we talked about:
- Stepping out with no savings, only one month worth of rent, and having student loans
- briefly a teaching job I was offered
- traveling across the country
- itching to leave the corporate world for something more
- Marketing strategies and utilizing the power of Periscope to sell
- Learn about what MoGo is and how Aditi made money on the go
- Why you just need to start

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

Quotes:
- "Marketing has really always been in my blood"
- "Do you really think you have value?"
- "Our bodies just know better"
- "Test it out and see what happens"
- "I literally take my business week by week"
- "I highly recommend a biz bestie – everyone should have a biz bestie"
- "A lot of us have been programmed to think that making money needs to be hard work"
- "No, that's your expertise. They're paying you for your expertise."
- "The difference between successful people and non-successful people is they start" - Chalene Johnson

 

Connect with Aditi at Aditicreative.com/ib

 

Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name:: Aditi Creative International

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: Intuitive Marketing Strategist

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: I first had this dream to live and work from anywhere, create my own hours, and live in different cities, 5 years ago. I don't know that I believed it would really happen, but I sure wanted it to. After year 3 in corporate America, I hated it and tried to find something more to life. Eventually, I threw in the towel and decided to go to grad school as my 1-way ticket out of corporate America.

I loved marketing and wanted to be an expert in it and around graduation when everyone else was applying to and interviewing for jobs, I decided to go full on with my business. 16 months later full time, I'm DOING IT! And now I'm on a cross country drive, from Chicago to LA, living my life, working on the word, and loving every second :) !

I am an intuitive marketing strategist and I help spiritual entrepreneurs get confident, visible, and paid so they can deeply impact lives with their gift!

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: Internal negative chatter + feeling of failure when things don't work as planned!

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.: For entrepreneurs? -->
1. Start with where you are.
2. Focus on Done.
3. Pre-sell before you create!! :)

Favorite drink: Lychee Martini

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Bali

Favorite quote:: Fortune favors the bold!

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YTE 015: Understand the value you bring to the table and don’t feel guilty about charging for it with Susan McVea

August 24, 2017

In this episode we talked about:

  • Charging for your services and not feeling guilty about it
  • Understanding the value you bring to the client
  • The lonely journey and self-care tips
  • What you need to do in order to move your business forward
  • Find out what 2 things you should be outsourcing last

 

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes:

  • "The price of peace of mind"
  • "Being an entrepreneur is hard. It is tough. It is lonely. It has fabulous rewards"

  • "Never discount the experience that you had in the past that leads you directly to why it's so much faster, quicker and easier to be able to deliver that quality and expertise to the person who needs it the most."

  • "Your story – your journey is unique"

  • "As an entrepreneur, you are your business"

  • "If you keep under charging you're going to just keep spinning and spinning"

  • "If you're in it for the money, you will fail"

  • "Marketing is just the link to the sale"

  • "The more specific you are, the more people hear you"

 

Resources: 

 

Connect with Susan at www.susanmcvea.com (coming soon)

 

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Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name: Susan McVea Consulting 

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: CEO and founder: Business Sales & Success Coach

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: I'm a married mama of 2, had been working in corporate sales leadership almost 20 years for a Global 300 selling over $600 million in revenue. Challenged with a major health issue I was forced to walk away and my life changed in one day. I'm now on a mission to help female entrepreneurs sell with more ease and less sleaze while making the money and impact they deserve. I also believe you don't need to work to burn out to be successful.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: loneliness and pacing- I'm an introvert, but have always worked with others and working from home as an entrepreneur can be lonely! With my chronic pain/illness and being a recovering workaholic, I'm constantly pacing myself so I don't burn out again. Lots of self-care and downtime gets scheduled as top priorities.

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.: impact and serving your purpose is more important than money, but if you serve with passion you will make money,2-never feel bad for asking for help you're not weaker, or less than for needing support and getting help when you need it can help create shifts and help you leap forward when you're stuck, 3-business and what you do is not all of who you are so make sure you know why you're doing this and what YOU stand for as a person being an entrepreneur tests you and is a self-discovery journey like no other.

Favorite drink: chai rooisbos tea or a Cabernet Sauvignon ;) one to start the day, the other to end!

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Mexico or Hawaii! Anywhere tropical and by the ocean. I love water.

Favorite quote: Wherever you go, there you are or dr Seuss- you have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

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YTE 014 Education is changing and while college might not be for everyone, personal development is with Domari Dickinson

August 17, 2017

In this episode we talked about:

  • Working with teachers and schools while making homeschool work
  • How giving up the 9 to 5 opened more doors and created a healthy work/life balance
  • How entrepreneurship wasn't talked about in school and how it's always been about what kind of job you can get and what kind of benefits they offer
  • College isn't for everyone and why it's important to make time for that personal development
  • Thinking twice about what you post and put out there especially when at your job
  • Time management and what you have to do in order to make the most of your day
  • Going from a course junkie to course dieting and the benefits of slimming down

 

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes:

  • "If you really wanted to do it you would figure it out"
  • "I wanted my kids to have a solid foundation"
  • "I enjoy the work I'm doing and I enjoy the balance"
  • "What problems do you want to solve? What is it that you want to do?"
  • "I'm ok with not doing what everyone else is doing"
  • "Stay in your lane"

 

Connect with Domari at http://domaridickinson.com/ 

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Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name: Let's Talk Education

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: Founder and CEO

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: I am a homeschooling mother of 4, a Christ lover, and an educational consultant who is passionate about helping groom children for success. I've been working in the education arena for over 15 years and I've had my own consulting business for 2.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship:

1) Building my confidence and believing that I could succeed at being an entrepreneur. In my first attempt I was constantly around people who were crushing their business, and since I wasn't it took A LOT of personal development for me to get to the point where I didn't feel like a total failure.

2) Figuring out how to be a businesswoman, a wife, a mom and not lose my mind (still working on this)

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting:

1) my contact info because we are totally going to be friends for life!
2) the bill - because I'm on my way to being debt free again and every penny counts
3) a belief that all children can succeed and that it's our responsibility to sow into them to help them realize their potential

Favorite drink: Water - it's nature's nectar 😀

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Bora Bora

Favorite quote: For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

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YTE 013: How a pay what you can business model can grow your business with Brittney Hiller

August 10, 2017

In this episode we talked about:

  • Starting out small and working your way up to that big idea/vision

  • Virtual Yoga and an exercise you can do at your desk

  • Just jumping into business and what one needs to do beforehand

  • Infusing all of your work histories into your business

  • Having a central location and how it really helps you achieve constancy

  • Pricing and how Britney started with the "pay what you want" and still continues to use this pricing model

  • Managing fear and having a fall back plan

  • How one job can limit your skills and make you feel like you like that's all you can do

  • Tying in both the online and offline worlds

  • Staying grounded and how to fight off the distractions new ideas bring up

  • My tribe, Y-Notters, and who a Y-Notter is

 

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes:

  • "Doing these pay what you want yoga classes"
  • "Basically, this is a landing pad"
  • "I never want a person to come in and think oh, $20 for a yoga class – I can't afford that"
  • "I want them to come in and really experience their body and themselves"
  • "You want to help people and it doesn't matter what the cost is"
  • "Nobody is offering this right now"
  • "I'm just looking ahead in the future and thinking, how would I want to feel?"
  • "I'm working with the people who I will, I want to, I'll try"
  • "Go back to that beginner stage"
  • "If you never ask the answer is always no"

 

Resources:

Connect with Brittney at http://www.theoutdooryogini.com/

 

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Questions I ask prior to meeting:

Business/Brand/Blog name: Brittney Hiller Yoga

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: Founder & CEO

Tell me a little bit about yourself:: I began my entrepreneurial journey in 2014, officially. In 2012 I was "released" from a yoga studio after I refused to sign a contract stating I was unable to teach within 10 miles of said yoga studio. Thus, The Outdoor Yogini was born and since then has evolved into Brittney Hiller Yoga, kids yoga teacher, laughter yoga therapist, and soon to be yoga studio and spa owner.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship: Time management and during the first three years - CLARITY.
I often thought I KNOW I want to do this, but HOW??

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.: Always remember your voice matters, someone somewhere needs YOUR message.

Tons of people sell toilet paper! (It's my go to reminder that JUST because I am not the ONLY yoga teacher out there doesn't mean I'm not SOMEONE'S yoga teacher.)

The sky is not the limit - your imagination is, therefore shoot higher.

Favorite drink: Chai Latte with Almond Milk

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Lounging in my relaxation area in my Yoga Spa. 😃

Favorite quote:: I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question. -Harun Yahya
((Don't worry I can't pronounce his last name either..))

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YTE 012: Why you have to be about the relationship and not the sale – your reputation depends on it with Paula Creed-Smith

August 3, 2017

In this episode we talked about:

  • Going from social work to being a concierge's to being a stay at home mom entrepreneur
  • How and why you need to do your research before going into business
  • Reputations and how bad news travels fast
  • Being about the relationships, not the sales
  • Social media and the legwork behind it
  • How to use Facebook and Instagram and why you use them differently
  • Software we use in business
  • Accounting frustrations
  • This episode even had me taking notes

 

Sponsor

StupidEasy.com – A new online course marketplace where you can easily create and sell your online courses without having a chunk of your sales taken out. Discover more at StupidEasy.com.

 

Quotes:

  • "Exciting time to be a business owner"
  • "I had to make my home my priority"
  • "I want him to feel like it's Christmas every month"
  • "You can't just unplug completely"
  • "You still own your time"
  • "Bad news travels really really fast"
  • "Focus on relationship building"
  • "Entrepreneurship came out of being a stay at home mom"
  • "I never worked so hard in my life are free"
  • "A good Post-it never goes out of style"

 

Guests Favorite quote
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." -Walt Disney

 

Resources

 

Connect with Paula at https://cehfloragiftco.wixsite.com/cfgc 

 

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Questions I ask prior to meeting

Business/Brand/Blog name:: Ceh~Flora Gift Co.

Who are you/what role do you play in your business?: I am the ownerTell me a little bit about yourself:

Tell me a little bit about yourself:
Hello stated above, my name is Paula Creed-Smith. I am the owner of Ceh~Flora Gift Co., a gift box service located in Brevard County Fla. Ceh~Flora is unique as a gift service by virtue of the way it functions. I offer curated boxes, which are selected from a menu that I created, custom boxes, as specified by the client and coming soon, a subscription box. I started Ceh~Flora after taking a sabbatical from my other business as a personal concierge. I had to step back from that business due to a family illness. I am a former foster child and that inspired me to get involved in social work. After almost a decade of that, I became a wife and then a mother to 2 beautiful girls. I am profoundly driven by my faith and my family. I sheepishly admit I may have a slight addiction to rum raisin ice cream and coffee.

I started Ceh~Flora after taking a sabbatical from my other business as a personal concierge. I had to step back from that business due to a family illness. I am a former foster child and that inspired me to get involved in social work. After almost a decade of that, I became a wife and then a mother to 2 beautiful girls. I am profoundly driven by my faith and my family. I sheepishly admit I may have a slight addiction to rum raisin ice cream and coffee.

What are the 2 biggest challenges you have with entrepreneurship:
1. Self-financing is always hard, but I love that I maintain full control because I did it myself
2. Building an awareness of my new brand

We are at the local coffee shop down the street and I'm about to leave. Tell me 3 things you want me to walk away with from our meeting.:
1. Nothing, including myself, can stop me
2. I am constantly learning, it's the nerd in me
3. Once we become friends, I'll love you forever

Favorite drink: Coffee

Name a place you would like to be at right now for this interview (we won't actually be there, but it's always nice to pretend right?): Jamaica Ave Queens NY

 

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