Do you ever feel like you are trying and failing, but never getting anywhere? Rebecca Marie of Graphic and Web Designer/Owner of Bex Marie has been through the ringer, but she never lets a failure get the best of her. She was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. In her middle school days her passion included teaching herself HTML and how to build websites in her spare time. When college rolled around she decided to give computer science a chance. After realizing you use letters and not numbers, Rebecca said to herself “this isn’t as fun as web design anyway”. After breaking her leg in roller derby, yes this girl does it all, she started a part time job in soapmaking. The more time she spent in the handmade/soapmaker community, the more she found a huge gap for entrepreneurs who couldn’t afford their own graphic design, but wanted help creating their own website. Officially now a “serial entrepreneur”, this became the inspiration behind her new business – to help teach others how to DIY their own websites. Even though Rebecca thinks she has a hard time implementing the “Launch and Learn” method into her lifestyle, we think she is a great example of how beneficial this strategy is! Keep reading to find out why:
1. Where do you think your entrepreneurial spirit comes from? Are your parents entrepreneurs?
2. What’s the best business advice you’ve ever received?
“Launch and Learn”
It’s still hard for me to completely embody this concept even though I know it is true. I easily get caught up in consuming and learning without implementing and putting myself out there. The best way to learn is by doing, and I’m working hard to take this advice.