Interview with Stacie Marx – Click and Create
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Today’s interview is with a very talented entrepreneur, Stacie Marx from Sterling, Colorado. She is a guru in the social media world. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Click and create is known for helping busy entrepreneurs, such as yourself, create a dynamic digital footprint to showcase your business.
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Read on to find out what Stacie had to say …
What inspired the passion within you to do what you do?
For 18 years, I was veterinary technician and a veterinary clinic office manager. I dreamed of owning and managing my own business. The veterinary life was too fast-paced for me. Then, sadly, it all started with a house fire and that pushed my decision to pursue the life I wanted. To own my own business. I wanted to put my energy towards helping other business people.
How did you continue to ignite that fire within you?
My main drive is of course my family but I also always wanted to be learning more and doing better. I spend endless amounts of time learning how to do a lot of the technical aspects of the business world. I absolutely love the process of creating websites and graphics.
Did you start with a business plan? If so, tell me a bit about your vision and mission.
No, I didn’t but with Click and Create, my mission is to help business owners generate revenue by building creative copy that converts as well as bringing stunning visual content to life.
What are some of the biggest challenges you feel your company is faced with?
My biggest challenges right now are growth and a steady revenue without having to do all that heavy marketing. I feel it’s unnecessary. I understand it, but still feel it’s unnecessary.
Walk me through a typical workday – from when you eat breakfast in the morning to what you think about when you’re not in “the office”?
Generally I let my husband take care of the kids in the morning and get them off to school while I get up and get ready. I need structure and to feel like I am having a normal day like you would in a 9 to 5 office setting. I spend the morning catching up on my Facebook page and groups then go onto working with my clients. My clients are a priority and I want to be able to give them valuable information that concise and truthful. I also allow myself a set number of hours, like a 9 to 5 office job, so I usually stop working around 5 p.m. so I can get dinner ready and have plenty of time to spend with my family. I want to live a life of freedom and not feel overworked.
What were some of the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome to get to where you are today?
I would have to say, learning to market my business without feeling “sleazy”. And by “sleazy”, I mean by pushing myself on others or being uninvited. I’m not one of those business women who message every living soul on Facebook just to get a lead and make a business type of connection. It’s not my style and I certainly don’t like it. I am in the business of marketing people, not products.
What are three words you would use to explain your business? Your personality?
I would say three words to explain my business are: fun, exciting and appealing and as for my personality it would be: bubbly, heard-headed and strong-willed.
Can you tell me about your ideal target market?
Click and Create’s ideal target market is new mom’s as well as business moms with school-aged children. Usually women who are aged 25 to 24 and work at their business as a side job … 50% of their time or more.
Looking forward into the next few years, what projects or goals are you most excited about?
I am curious to see what my gross revenue will be. Just because I am a new business owner and things took off quite fast. My lifestyle is different because we travel around in a fifth-wheel and like to head places where it is warm. My main goals are that I don’t want to feel over worked because we are proudly now debt-free. I only work to save money to be able to have adventures with my family and live our lives.
If another entrepreneur asked for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give them your best tip, what would it be?
My advice would be that if you can’t, you won’t. When one attempt doesn’t work it just gives you a chance to look at it in a different way. Perspective is everything. And don’t let other people tell you what to dream either.
Pick one thing in your life you may go back and do differently. What would it be and why? (doesn’t have to be business related)
I would have to say, a lot of things, LOL! But, ummmm … not a lot of things because then I wouldn’t be where I am now. At one point, I had considered going to vet school but I thought it would be way too stressful. So, I suppose my answer at this point in my life would ne nothing.
What is it about your business Stacie, that keeps you inspired?
Honestly, it’s all about my kids and my husband and being able to build life adventures with them. They are my whole world.
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