When were you “bitten” by the entrepreneurial bug?
For 6 years I worked as both a television segment producer and an on-air talent. Although I learned a lot and believe my time behind the scenes is what made me into a better on-air personality, I always knew being in front of the camera was my true passion and eventually decided to take the leap into going freelance and ultimately becoming my own boss, business, and brand.
What’s been the hardest part about starting your own business as a millennial entrepreneur?
Making the actual decision to go out on your own and start your our business is probably the hardest part. It isn’t easy to leave the comforts of a set schedule, a weekly paycheck, expected responsibilities, etc. It is always a bit scary to do something you have never done before. However, we all know that the biggest risks often come with the biggest rewards.
What resources have you found helpful in blazing your own trail?
Being a part of a very social industry with a high importance set on social media, I have found that talking to other entrepreneurs and freelancers has been a huge resource. I am also lucky enough to have a great team of people around me including my social media consultant Dede Watson and my publicist Robyn Stevens. These women help to guide me in the right direction and I am extremely grateful.
Who’s your entrepreneurial hero?
As cheesy as it may sound, I would say my father. Since I’ve been born I’ve been able to watch him take risks, explore new ventures, and succeed in essentially whatever he put his mind to. He was always very passionate about working for yourself and the fact that you really have to love what you do in order to be successful.
What advice do you have for today’s aspiring entrepreneurs?
When I first decided to start my own business I won’t lie, I was scared. If I didn’t have my family, my husband there to support me and be there for me I don’t think I would have gone through with it. Be sure to have a strong support system in place so that you have the confidence to make the right move. Have a passion for what you do because that’s what will keep you going even at the harder points. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help and to seek out advice from other entrepreneurs in your field, it can truly be your greatest resource.
How can our readers connect with you?
I would love to connect with you guys! You can head to my website, www.JustHaves.com and be sure to look me up on my social media handles:
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