“Follow your passion — and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” —Oprah Winfrey
I started my career working in major, corporate public relations agencies and loved the mix of experiences, the opportunity to travel and the amazing people. 14 years ago, we wanted to focus on starting a family, which led to the beginning of 705 Marketing. I could still provide amazing services and client experience but have the ability to better manage my schedule and devote more time to my children.
My dad is a second generational entrepreneur and instilled in us a great work ethic and the power to create your own future. Combined with the influence of my mom being the rock of our family and her involvement in both the community and lives of her children, being an entrepreneur felt like the ideal choice to do the most for my clients, my family and the community.
I decided to go out on my own in part after unsuccessfully trying to start a family for over a year – not because I woke up one day and thought I could be an entrepreneur. Well, seven weeks after the launch of 705 Marketing I found out I was pregnant with Carter. This proved for a very interesting start to my business where I learned a lot about the types of clients I wanted, why I had decided to start my own company and how to navigate being a business owner and a first-time mom. Those first 18 months also solidified why I wanted to be able to make my own schedule and work with the types of clients who supported a flexible work schedule for me so I could spend more time with Carter.
705 Marketing’s nonprofit expertise comes from my passion for service to the Atlanta community and my desire to deliver strategic, creative and measurable results that improve nonprofit mission delivery. Nonprofits have been hit hard by COVID so it is an extra challenge to look for innovations to help nonprofits stretch their budgets and creative ways to fundraise and stand out as others are facing the same challenges during this time.
I am proud of my 14-year successful track record with 705 Marketing and especially proud of the team’s ability to deliver world-class marketing to nonprofits that fit within their budgets. I love to see the great stories and impact on how these amazing organizations are making a difference in the lives of the communities they serve. Congrats to all of women entrepreneurs, the families raising future women entrepreneurs and the girls growing up wondering how they can change the world!
What is your entrepreneur story and how do you find your passion?