Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in technology and innovation but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kate Bradfield, Founder of Field & Co. Creative, located in Kitchener, ON, CA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Field & Co. Creative is a creative agency based in Kitchener, Ontario. We help innovative problem solvers increase their impact through strategic brands and powerful websites. We help our clients create a consistent and powerful brand that excites and engages people to join in their mission to make the world a better place. We like to take big risks and challenge the status quo. We use our creative brains + real-world experience to craft powerful brands that make your people feel like they're a part of something larger than themselves. And we have a damn good time doing it.
Tell us about yourself
After pursuing an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, I worked as an in-house web designer for years. I was ready for more. More autonomy, more creativity, more clients, more abundance. To me, this looked like starting a business. So, I learned everything I could through a Freelance Incubator course. I started my business and haven't looked back. I am so passionate about the work we do for our clients. Seeing our impact on them and their business is incredible and inspiring.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
To have grown the team to include various experts who are just as committed to serving our clients as I am, allowing us to build a comprehensive project experience.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
The ebbs and flows. The inconsistency can be tough. Some days require 12 hours of work, some only 2. Some months see high income; some see low. Finding routine and organization can be a challenging part of being a business owner!
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Do great work. The number one way to get more and better clients is to BLOW AWAY the current clients you do have. Giving your clients an incredible experience from start to finish is something you're capable of and will bring you sustainable success.
- Hire an accountant/bookkeeper. If you can afford to do this (you'd be surprised how affordable it can be!), this will save you so much money in the long run. And it saves you stress and time with keeping everything up to date.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Suppose you are a business owner with an innovative solution. In that case, you are looking to grow your audience and tell the world what you have to offer. We'd love to help you do that.
Where can people find you and your business?
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