Tell us your bold boss story!:
Before I broke out on my own, the startup I was working for realized quite suddenly that they couldn't pay me anymore. They were in development mode so all of their investment money was going toward creating a product; not marketing it. I found myself staring at my laptop at my kitchen table and talking to friends. I started a blog (a dream of mine) and soon got my first client through a referral from a friend. Then, I got another one because someone found my website. And so I grew. And grew. And grew. Today, 5 years later, I've transformed my freelance content marketing business into a digital marketing agency for local businesses and have a team of contractors that I regularly collaborate with to bring stellar results to my clients. I do this while working as a mom to a beautiful 15-month old boy and I have another boy on the way. You can say I have my hands full with a lot of passion projects both in my professional and personal life.
We're all about bold boss moments, tell us about one of yours!:
My proudest achievement are my sons and I use them as the inspiration to continue running my business. I want to set an example that hard work pays off – even if they're too young to appreciate that yet.
Professionally, I'm proudest of the fact that I was a finalist for the BBB of Southern Arizona 2017 Torch Awards because it shows that my business operates in a compassionate, ethical manner.
I've achieved many strong results for my clients as well. Every time I hear a success story from one of them, I beam with excitement. That's why I do what I do – to give these local business owners the success they deserve!
What advice or words of encouragement do you have for the Bold Boss Tribe?:
It's not always easy being a boss. There will be days you face imposter syndrome fears. There will be days clients aren't happy. There will be days you feel overwhelmed with the juggle of life and business. But then, there will be those days when your clients write to you with gratitude and tell you how you've transformed their world. Hold onto those moments to get you through the rough times. You're doing great work and the world deserves to hear from you! Keep it up, even when doubt creeps into your mind at 3 a.m.
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