Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with John Martin Sr., a best-selling author based in Des Moines, IA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am an author that has a passion for creating valuable relationships by writing about healthy conversations with the people you love.

Tell us about yourself

I am a father of two. I love being a father. I love writing about my experiences, good and bad, about what I've seen in mice. I am motivated every day to give to my surroundings. I feel empowered by helping the people around me view different perspectives.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is to be there for my kids and drop what I'm doing to tend to them. There are so many accomplishments, and they are all big.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Time management was the hardest for me to adapt to.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Just dive in. You will figure it out if you don't quit. There is only so much you can learn in a classroom.
  2. Realize you are your brand. How you treat people matters. Be good to people, and people will be good to you, usually.
  3. Work on yourself. The more you work on developing your skills in all aspects, the more money will come. But focus on creating the best version of yourself.

Where can people find you and your business?


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