Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Anat Barzilay, founder and digital strategist of Chime Digital, located in North York, Ontario, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Chime Digital is a digital agency that helps advertisers connect with customers online. We work with all kinds of brands in every consumer category; however, we have a lot of experience helping charities and brands in the wellness category.
Tell us about yourself
I started my career at the tender age of 19 at Citytv. I sold retailers airtime, and I was the first woman in the department! I spent 29 years at Citytv, surviving mergers and acquisitions until eventually, I retired when Rogers held ownership. I love helping brands stand out online, especially with creative solutions.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Getting MSA agreements with THREE large brands, including a National bank.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Finding new and innovative ways to find new clients - especially during COVID! Once we have clients, they generally stay with us. We are a passionate team, and we care deeply about our customer's success.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Focus on your mission and values.
- Be relentless. Never ever give up.
- Surround yourself with people that complement your strengths.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Be brave. Take chances. The biggest risk in life is never taking a risk.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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