Risk is a topic that comes up a lot in our conversations with entrepreneurs and creatives, but a related topic is investments. Investments come in many forms – investing your time, money, heart and soul, etc. So, with that broad definition of investment in mind, we asked rising stars in the community to tell us the stories of the best or worst investments they’ve made.
My team has definitely been my best investment throughout the Maya’s Cookies journey. I started this business with just me – baking, selling, packing orders and now we have a strong, diverse team in which everyone utilizes their own unique skills to help catapult the company forward. Read more>>
One of the best investments I’ve made as business owner has been investing into a coach. Several coaches actually! After deciding to leave the corporate world to pursue fitness, I knew that finding people who were doing what I wanted to do would get me to where I wanted to be faster. I hired a business coach in 2020 and he helped me to create systems and organize my business model so that I could onboard new clients and manage existing clients with ease. Read more>>
Dat Gurl Secrete
As a business owner, one of the best investments I’ve made is creating my non-profit organization, “Secrete the Boss’ ‘The Book Tour’ “. I created this program to promote reading initiatives among underprivileged youth and provide free books for youth in grades pre-K to 12th grade. While “The Book Tour” is still a new venture, it has been extremely rewarding to use my influence as an independent musical artist to be able to give back to local communities in my city. Read more>>
One of the best investments we’ve made as a band (besides using pro-level sound gear for our gigs) would be the time we have all individually put into learning the songs the way the original artists played them. Being a cover band, we’re playing the popular music that people love and want to hear, so being able to pay homage to the way the songs were originally crafted is huge. Read more>>